Bone Broth is a staple in the Keto world. It’s extremely easy to make. There is no reason to ever buy a prepared bone broth from a store. Normally those are stripped of their nutrients, and weird stuff added to them.
In addition to an instant pot, or crock pot/slow cooker, you will need:
- A couple pounds of chicken thighs and/or chicken wings with BONE IN, skinless (or any other chicken bones; joints produce more gelatin/collagen)
- Kosher salt
- 2 TBSP coconut oil
- 2 TBSP of Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 TBSP grass-fed butter
- Pink Sea Salt and Black Pepper
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- Turn your crock pot to Brown mode (or use a pan if you don’t have this setting). Melt the coconut oil.
- Put a layer of kosher salt on each side of the chicken thighs and then brown them on each side in the crock pot (or pan) for a minute per side
- Add enough water to cover the chicken completely (if you browned chicken in a pan move it to the crock pot first)
- Add the vinegar, butter, thyme, and some salt and pepper to the water
- Slow cook this on low for 8 hours
- After 8 hours, remove the chicken and put on a plate. Remove the bones (should be very easy to do since chicken will be so tender) and put the bones back in the crock pot. If you see any cartilage, add that back to the crock pot as well. Use the chicken in another recipe, such as simple chicken salad. Or just eat it as a snack!
- Double the amount of liquid in the crock pot with the bones, and slow cook for 9.5 hours on low.
- After it’s cooked for another 9.5 hours, taste the broth. Add more salt/pepper as desired.
- At this point it’s ready, but if you want even stronger broth, repeat step 7!
- Serve some strained liquid in a bowl or mug. Don’t skim any gelatin off top! That’s loaded with vitamins and minerals. Add more butter if desired, or a little coconut oil. Adding a little Trader Joe’s garlic salt is also pretty good!
This recipe can be modified easily. You can add more herbs, or garlic and onion, red pepper flakes, or veggies to the crock pot and just strain them out before you serve. However, this recipe is a basic simple bone broth. You can also replace the chicken with a bone-in red meat, or add both together.