Health ~ Recipes for happiness
~ Chicken broth
It couldn't be simpler! Don't use boxed or canned diluted preparations.
Why pay extra for the toxins that the container leaks into the broth...
and those put in on purpose~
The basic ingredients
Ingredients with more details
- Chicken carcass after removing the meat from the
I used to throw them away after boiling them 3 times, but after reading
that dogs let the bone decompose underground for a year, I just add
more bones and make sure that they are under water so oxygen can't promote
the growth of mold. The top shelf of my refrigerator tends to freeze
a little so it stays extra cool.
- Sometimes I add a table spoon of salt to
be sure that it will be preserved and only good bacteria can ferment
it if it does, like my vegetables. The soup always tastes fresh. Maybe
because it gets re-boiled weekly. But I usualy add
1-2 teaspoons of salt when I reheat my portion.
- Chicken feet optional. They have a lot of
collagen. I took mine in china town but the left over bones are sufficient.
Unless you need to start with something.
- Beef marrow bones can be used instead for
a different soup or mixed.
- I don't actually add ginger and turmeric again
since I put so much when I cook the chicken, but they're in there, and
I probably should add more when I add water to boil another batch after
using it all. I make soups but I also use it to steam everything. I
grate the roots without peeling them to avoid wasting food and energy.
I freeze batches in advance in thin bags.
- Bring to boil, lower heat, let it be for hours,
if the water evaporate a lot, remove from the heat and let it sit in
its own heat.
- Let it cool. I leave mine all night and
I never had problems.
- Refrigerate the pot.
When you want some as a side dish, heat on the stove adding:
- 1/4 to 1 tea spoon of Grey Celtic Sea Salt (or to taste)
- Slices of mushrooms
- Slices of green onions
- Grated ginger and curcuma (turmeric) if you didn't add them when you
cooked your chicken
Or use in recipes by adding all the vegetables you can
and pieces of meat:
- Scramble eggs if you’re in a hurry. It's delicious and the B12
- Even red meat
You'll save so much money and chemical burdens if you just make you own.
Instead to buy expensive chicken breasts, buy a
! Instead to throw the bones away, boil the nutrients
out in a delicious soup!
need a whole lot of collagen to be flexible and strong
enough to support the weight of the animal on those tiny paws. They're
especially wonderful to get a whole lot of gelatin!
Just throw the bones, skin, fat and everything in a
instead of the trash, add water until
it covers everything
(less or more for a stronger taste or more
Boil for hours
, at least one but I even left
it a whole night (a lot evaporated though, the taste was concentrated).
When the broth is darker and you think it looks tasty enough, it's done!
You can boil it again! You'll get more minerals but the delicious gelatin
will be gone.
Let the pot cool on the counter to avoid shocking your refrigerator's
thermostat and motor.
I store the whole pot in the refrigerator
I don't like to clean Tupperwares, and they leach xenoestrogens when heated
(it messes with your hormones, men can get breasts and women suffer more
during their week). And it's wonderful to only have to clean the pot and
not many plastic containers.
Warm on the oven to avoid the mutant making waves of the microwave, you
don't want to renew your cells with deformed and disfigured materials.
You can add anything you want. If you want to be healthy, you'll make healthy
Enjoy the tastiness!
More info: Homemade
broth: A food that heals
Lisa Of Shades
3 October 2013
Edited 11 June 2014
Edited: added link: 1 November 2014
Edited with images: 13-14 October 2015