Exotec's Chicken bone broth

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 14
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 147.7
  • Total Fat: 10.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 26.6 mg
  • Sodium: 45.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 5.6 g

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Just what it says. Just what it says.
Number of Servings: 14


    1 large head of fresh garlic, roasted with 1 T oil
    8 chicken backs, raw
    1 medium sweet onion, quartered
    1 medium red onion, quartered
    1 medium sweet green pepper, seeded and quartered
    trimmings from one large celery - base and leaves
    eggshells from a couple dozen eggs
    1 T dried thyme leaves (or fresh equivalent, preferably)
    1 T dried rosemary leaves (or fresh equiv., pref.)
    whatever other veggie trimmings you have
    (nutrition info not calculated for extras)
    2 T apple cider vinegar
    water, qs


You may use any cheap chicken parts, such as wings, necks, feet, etc. I happened to find backs in the store this time, so that's what I used.


Coarsely chop veggies. Wrap and tie in several packets of cheesecloth (includes roasted garlic). Make a packet of the eggshells. Place all in the bottom of a large stew/soup pot. Put chicken backs on top of cheesecloth bags, and just cover with water. Add vinegar.
Bring to a boil and immediately turn down to simmer, covered.
Cheesecloth packets can be removed to drain after several hours (6-10). Add drained broth back into pot.
Continue to simmer broth another 6 hours (or more). Remove chicken parts and increase heat to reduce volume (to taste).
After reduction, adjust for salt and pepper, to taste.
Chicken bits can be added back after reduction, or used in other recipes.

Fresh veggies, beans, barley, pasta, rice may be added to make a heartier soup. Nutritional information does not include these additions.

Serving Size: Makes about 14 1-cup servings

Number of Servings: 14

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user EXOTEC.