Easy Bone Broth (GF, DF)


Bone broth has become quite the rage these days, and it’s no wonder given its healing properties for anything from the common cold to stomach issues. It’s high in minerals that support the immune system and contains healing compounds like collagen, glutamine, glycine, and proline. The collagen is known to heal your gut lining and reduce intestinal inflammation. And there’s something just so comforting about it.

Broth is something I make every time I make roast chicken* (sometimes I make roast chicken because I want more broth) – I make a big pot of it, freeze it and whip it out if I’m feeling under the weather or if it’s cold outside or if I just want something comforting the drink. I have a friend who makes and drinks broth on a regular basis – like she carries it around in a water bottle and sips it throughout the day. And why not? It’s delicious and healthy! You can then make different recipes from it if you don’t just want it to sip – you could make soup noodles or stew, or even use it to make quinoa and rice instead of water.

*if you don’t have time to make a whole roast chicken, you can buy some drumsticks and replace the carcass in the recipe with them

1 chicken carcass from a roast chicken (or 2 pounds of beef bones or chicken drumsticks)
5 cloves garlic
1/2 onion
4 tsp salt
3 slices ginger
10 cups water
Place all the ingredients in a large pot.
Bring to a boil, then simmer on low for at least 8 hours.
After the pot has cooled, place it in the refrigerator and refrigerate over night.
In the morning, skim off the fat that will have accumulated on the top of your broth.
Strain your broth and pour into containers to freeze or refrigerate if you’re planning to use within a week.
When you’re ready to serve, add additional salt and pepper to taste, and whatever seasoning and ingredients you like.

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