Bone Broth
Recipe type: Healing Foods
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Serves: 2 quarts
  • 1 raw whole pasture raised chicken or 2-3 lbs. raw meat or poultry bones
  • 4 quarts purified water or enough to cover the bones or chicken
  • ½ organic onion
  • 2 organic carrots unpeeled, scrubbed and cut in half
  • 2 organic celery stalks scrubbed and cut in half
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 2 garlic cloves lightly smashed
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • celtic sea salt to taste
  1. Place chicken into a large pot
  2. Fill pot with water until chicken is completely covered
  3. Bring to a rolling boil
  4. Skim the scum off the top as it surfaces (its the white bubbly stuff that floats up to the top)
  5. After all the scum is removed, add the rest of the ingredients except for the salt.
  6. Let cook at a very low simmer for around 4 hours (If using the raw bones only, you won't need to do the next few steps. Just continue cooking up to 24 hours.)
  7. After chicken is cooked, place it into another container.
  8. Remove chicken off the bone (save chicken for a soup or another meal)
  9. Return bones to the original pot with the water and spices
  10. Fill the pot with purified water
  11. Cover and allow to cook at a low simmer for at least 12 - 24 hours. (Beef bones can cook up to 48 hours) Make sure to check the water level and add boiling water if needed.
  12. Now add the salt to taste. Some of the liquid will evaporate. The amount of salt depends on how much broth is left in the pot.
  13. When done, pour the liquid through a sieve and store in glass jars in the fridge or freeze.
I like to use a whole chicken because I can kill two birds with one stone, quite literally actually. I can have the bone broth and dinner.
Recipe by Sharla Ember at