I’ve been making bone broth at home for over a year now and it is sooo easy to make. My dad (@mikeskitchen_) got me into it since he regularly makes it too!
I usually get asked why I drink bone broth, and its because it has so many incredible benefits! It helps:
- reduce inflammation
- heal your gut
- highly nutritious
- full of vital nutrients
- detoxes your system
- full of collagen which supports hair, skin, and nails
- boost your immune system
- and more!
What you’ll need:
- A whole chicken – bones, skin, everything!
- Veggies: celery, carrots, onions
- A whole lemon
- Fresh Ginger
- about 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
Put everything in a pot and fill it with water. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to the lowest simmer possible, leaving the pot covered (do not remove cover!) for 24 hours. This is how you make the bone broth – the low boil/simmer allows the broth to be created because it’s extracting all of the nutrients and good things out of the chicken, veggies, etc!
After the 24 hours when you lift the cover, the veggies should be near falling apart, and the chicken will be the driest chicken you’ve ever seen – this is good and exactly what it should be like! The color of the broth may vary – really it’s never the same for me since it’s dependent on the chicken and veggies.. totally normal!
Remove all the scraps of everything – chicken, bones, skin, etc.
Get mason jars + jar up your broth! I put a tiny strainer on top of the jar as I’m scooping in the broth because there’s little pieces that you don’t want to get in your broth.
Do this while the broth is hot too + then cover tightly immediately. Store in the fridge, and just warm for a minute or two when you’re ready to drink! I usually have mine in the morning 🙂