The Crockpot Club | Bone Broth

BONE BROTH
Brought to you by Bianca from The Pierogie Mama
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 roast chicken carcass, with the yummiest meat picked off. This recipe uses all the not so yummy bits from the chicken :)
  • Any available uncooked veggies you have (such as carrot, celery, garlic, onion scraps)
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 peppercorns
DIRECTIONS
  • Place all of the ingredients in your crock pot.
  • Cover the carcass with cold water. 
  • Turn on low and allow to simmer for 24+ hours. 
  • After a couple hours, check on the status and use a spoon to skim the “scum” from the surface of the soup and toss. 
  • Run through a coffee filter or fine sieve before use. 
  • When cooled, store in a glass jar in the fridge for up to 5 days (or freeze). Because of the high gelatin content (which is what we want!), it will look a little jello-y after being in the fridge. 
NOTES FROM THE CHEF
I’ve recently learned about the benefits of bone broth and am excited to reap the health benefits of this “old world wisdom” for my family. Bone broth was an important way for people to get nutrition when meat was scarce or expensive. It was replaced when MSG and other manufactured flavors became popular.

Bone broth is high in gelatin, which may not look good to most of us because we’ve been trained to ward off all types of fats or otherwise ‘undesirable’ parts of the animal. Gelatin aids in digestion (by coating the GI tract) and has so many other health benefits.

The ingredients for this batch of bone broth can be used to “feed” another batch – keep replacing the removed broth with new water and the next day you’ll have replenished your stock (pun intended!). Eventually the bones will completely disintegrate and you’ll have pulled all the nutrition out of the chicken.

Bone broth is good just by itself, warmed up in a mug with a little bit of salt for flavor. You can also use it as you would use regular stock – for soup bases, cooking veggies and grains.

You can learn more about bone broths here

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I recently made a batch of bone broth on the stove and don’t even know why I didn’t think to make it in the crockpot! Obviously that’s the way to go!

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