Chicken Bone Broth Recipe Posted on 24/06/2013

 Chicken Bone Broth - An Apple a Day

If you have worked with me, you will know that I believe a lot of what we need to maintain optimum health and wellbeing is available in the form of clean, organic, whole food.

A perfect example of natural whole-food supplementation is that of bone broth. At our house, we drink this stuff like it is going out of fashion. Not only do we love the taste (yes, I drink a cup of this stuff on its own), bone broth has a number of health and healing benefits. You can read about these health benefits here. Below we have included a recipe for nourishing chicken bone broth. Happy cooking!

Chicken Bone Broth 

Prep Time: 30 Min        Cook Time: 24 Hr


  • 1 whole organic free range chicken carcass
  • 0.5 kg of bony chicken parts such as necks, backs, breastbones and wings.
  • Chicken feet (optional, but provide extra gelatin)
  • 3 – 4 Litres of filtered water
  • 2-3 tbsp. of vinegar (to improve mineral extraction)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 3 large celery sticks, chopped
  • 1 bunch of parsley


  1. Cut chicken parts into several pieces.
  2. Place the bones into a very large stove pot with vinegar and vegetables (except parsley) cover with water. Let stand for 30 minutes.
  3. Bring the broth to boil. Remove scum that rises to the top. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 6 to 24 hours. The longer you cook the stock, the richer and more flavoursome it will become. About 10 minutes before finishing the stock, add parsley.
  4. Strain the stock into a large bowl and place in your refrigerator until fat rises to the top and sets. Skim off this fat. Divide remaining stock into containers to freeze or eat.


I have recently been experimenting with our new ceramic slow cooker (110% teflon free) and it works perfectly. Just follow steps 1-3 before returning the temperature to low and allow the bones to simmer for 24 hours. I picked our ceramic slow cooker up from Kmart for less than $60. We (and a number of friends) had had some trouble cooking bone broth with our old slow-cookers as the water dried up too quickly and consequently, it burned the contents. This is something to be mindful of when trialling this method.

How to Store Bone Broth 

I use the smallest (purple) containers of the Decor Glass Match-Ups range to store our broth in the freezer. We pull one out as required. I use these glass storage containers (freezer safe) to avoid exposure to BPA, BPS and other dangerous chemicals, you can read about these here.

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6 thoughts on “Chicken Bone Broth Recipe

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  3. RaiFai

    Is it ok to use a stainless steel pressure cooker? I use the lowest heat with the pressure cooker. It saves time.

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