posted by Kim
I have recently learned of the many benefits to adding bone broth to your weekly diet. It promotes healthy digestion, a strong immune system, reduces joint pain, reduces inflammation, promotes strong healthy bones, promotes healthy hair, nail growth and glowing skin. With so many benefits to drinking this full bodied broth why wouldn't you enjoy a cup a day.
To begin, roast a whole chicken at 350 degrees, (20 mins per pound). Remove from oven and slightly cool so that you are able to handle the chicken to remove all the meat. Put the bones back in the oven at 400 degrees for 1-2 hours until they are caramelized. In a large stock pot add a bunch of carrots, the tops of 6 celery, 1 large onion with skin on, a handful of cherry tomatoes, a handful of sugar snap peas, 1 bunch of parsley and 3 bay leaf. Cover with ice. Once the bones are roasted add them to stock pot and cover with more ice. Cook over medium hight heat and bring to a boil. Cook 8 hrs over low to medium heat. Skimming off top patriotically. Strain and cool quickly. To cool quickly I was given this neat tip. Add 3-4 frozen water bottles to broth and in no time your broth is cooled and ready for the refrigerator or freezer. This broth will keep up to 5 days in the refrigerator or up to 6 months in the freezer.