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Healthy Chicken Broth

Prep Time: 5 min. Cook Time: 6-24 hours Servings: 4-6


remains of one whole chicken from The Old Fashioned Farmstead -this can include bones, skin, fat, and other bits



fresh ground pepper


-Place bones and bits in a large pot.

-Add water until the bones are covered. You can add more or less water if desired.

-Simmer on stovetop for about 6 hours. Add water as needed to keep the bones covered. Carefully spoon off any scum that rises to the top.

-Remove the bones and other bits.

-Strain the broth if desired.

-Pick off any meat for a snack or soup.

-Salt and pepper to taste.



-You can add veggies such as carrots, celery, onions, garlic, and herbs to create a stock or soup.

-Crock pots work great for broth. Just keep it on the lowest setting and let it roll. Settings may vary from crock pot to crock pot and you may need to cook it longer than 6 hours.

-Broth can be cooked longer than 6 hours. Feel free to play with the time to see what you like. We usually let ours go for 24 hours. If the bones are soft we feed them to our dogs as a calcium supplement.

-You can stockpile bones to make a large batch of broth. Broth can easily be frozen for later use.

-Broth can be used to cook veggies, rice, soups, and all kinds of things. It is great for you and delicious!


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