Bone broth is made from simmering animal bones (for hours to days), which are rich in nutrients found in the marrow namely amino acids, calcium, magnesium, and other helpful nutrients to help give your body a boost when you’re sick. Bone broth is especially high in the amino acid cysteine which helps your body breakdown mucus. The combination of hydration, electrolytes, and protein found in bone broths perfectly support your immune system when you’re sick.
Serves: 10 cups
Time: 13 hours
½ cup onions
½ cup carrots
½ cup celery
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 leftover chicken carcass, picked clean (free range if possible)
Water to cover (about 12 cups)
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
2. On a baking sheet, drizzle the olive oil over the vegetables and toss until coated.
3. After you have removed all of the meat from the chicken carcass, roast in the oven on top of the vegetables for 30 minutes.
4. Add the carcass and vegetables to a slow cooker and cover completely with water.
5. Set heat to low and leave overnight or at least 12 hours.
6. Strain and drink plain as a broth or add noodles and vegetables for a quick and easy soup. This recipe yields 10 cups and is great added in any recipe in place of pre-made chicken stock!