The health world is abuzz over bone both. Although the food is a hot, new trend, we’ve known for years that broth (or stock) has healing properties.

Bone Broth

In fact, one study showed that chicken broth (in general) reduced inflammation and symptoms associated with upper respiratory tract infections because it helps clear mucus from nasal passageways and hydrates you.

You can use this tasty recipe as a base for your favorite soups or stews.

Bone Broth
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Bone Broth

You can use this tasty recipe as a base for your favorite soups or stews.
Servings: 5 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 15 minutes


  • Bones from 1 chicken, all skin and fat removed
  • 6 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 onions, peeled and chopped
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon whole peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Handful parsley
  • 24 cups 1½ gallons water


  • Place all ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil. Turn flame to low and simmer for 12 to 24 hours on the lowest heat (the longer you cook your broth, the more nutrients it will contain).
  • Add 2 to 4 cups of water every 6 hours.
  • When broth is done, strain in a fine mesh strainer into a bowl or container. Let it cool in the refrigerator and remove any fat that has risen to the top.
  • Broth can be used in soups, stews or sauces. You can also freeze it for several months.


Makes 5 cups; 1 cup per serving
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American

Nutrition Information per serving

Calories: 35Carbohydrates: 0gProtein: 0gTotal Fat: 0g— Unsaturated Fat: 0g— Saturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 90mgFiber: 0gTotal Sugar: 0g— Natural Sugar: 0g— Added Sugar: 0g
Nutrition information is calculated using a leading industry software. That being said, brands can vary, and there may be slight fluctuations in the numbers.
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