SOUPer Simple Chicken Stock / Bone Broth

Chicken Soup starts with good broth.

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This recipe for chicken bone broth is nourishing, easy, and a great start for several soups.

You may have heard the buzz about “bone broth.” This recipe is a bone broth rather than just a chicken stock, meaning the bones are stewed for a long period of time to dissolve their minerals and protein into the broth. Bone takes a bit of time to cook down, so the longer you cook the broth, the more minerals you will receive in your nutritious brew.

Bone broth is a protein and mineral supportive food. Many of our diets are mineral deficient (most blood pressure patients I have seen, as an example, do better once I boost the calcium, magnesium, and potassium in their diets) and deficient in the protein-rich parts of animals we likely would have eaten as primitive humans (like joints, cartilage — these elements can be leached into the broth!)

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Most vitamins will be destroyed by this extremely long cooking time. If you want a more balanced meal, try soup you made with your stock (or just sip the broth, as I tend to do) alongside a fresh salad.

Please keep in mind that quality is more important than quantity. Fat and Bones store toxins and heavy metals, respectively. Choose organic poultry for your bone broth.

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Other uses for bone broth:

Sip it as part of your breakfast or in the evening. Add a pinch of black pepper and you have instant soup!

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… Use small amounts of it to flavor sauces and other dishes.

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… Use it to make delicious grains (chicken-flavored wild rice, for instance)

Freeze for when you are feeling ill. Reheat and sip during trying times.

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