This easy-to-make recipe will result in the most flavoursome, nourishing chicken broth, which can be used as a base for soups, stews, casseroles, sauces and gravies and can also be drunk daily as a healing and protective tonic. With numerous health benefits bone broth is extremely nutritious, containing an abundance of minerals and electrolytes in an easily absorbable form. Properly prepared broth is also rich in cartilage and in healing gelatin; a marvellous digestive aid that assists the body in assimilating protein and repairs and rebuilds the gut lining. Chicken broth is a valuable cure for colds and flus. Mineral and gelatin rich broth consumed daily will protect the body against infection and disease, reduce joint and arthritic pain, strengthen bones and teeth, and make your skin, hair and nails glow with good health.
In addition to the incredible health benefits broth adds a huge depth of flavour to the meals you prepare. If you have broth at hand, lovely meals that are both extremely nutritious and delicious can be prepared so easily.
Another wonderful positive of regularly making broth is the reduction in waste; a way of utilising every part of the animal and of using everything in the kitchen. If you have a leftover carcass from a roast chicken you can add it to the bone broth pot (along with all the bones collected from everyone’s plates) together with one or two raw chicken frames, some chicken feet and the peelings and offcuts from carrots, celery, onions and herbs, that usually get discarded.
It is essential to only use pasture-raised or organic chicken to make the best quality broth. At The Health Emporium we sell Inglewood Farms certified-organic, free-range chickens as well as organic chicken frames and feet, which are perfect for making good quality bone broth.