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Homemade Bone Broth

Homemade Bone Broth is a delicious paleo broth recipe you can prepare in a slow cooker! Add onion, garlic, thyme, and lemon for an incredible flavor! Drink it by itself or add it to other recipes. This broth is so comforting, it feels like a warm hug! {Paleo}

Ingredients

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  • 2 pounds bones from preferred source (we use bones from Lemon Baked Chicken)
  • 8 or more cups water (enough to cover bones)
  • Several pinches of sea salt
  • Optional mix-ins: 2 fresh garlic cloves, several fresh thyme sprigs, 2 sliced lemons with seeds removed, and 1-2 onions, cut into wedges (any color)

Instructions

  1. Place chicken bones in a slow cooker and pour enough water to submerge as many of the bones as possible. Add the garlic cloves, thyme sprigs, lemon slices, onions, and sea salt. Cook on low heat for about 24 hours. Let cool.
  2. Refrigerate in glass jars for about 3-4 days. Then store in freezer-safe jars in the freezer for up to six months.

NOTE: If you freeze the broth, then please remember to leave space at the top of the jar for expansion.

    Notes

    • To use broth in a variety of other recipes, keep the mix-ins for this batch simple. Then add additional spices, seasonings, and herbs when making other recipes.
    • For the mix-ins you DO add to your broth, err on the side of fresh. The slow cooker simmering process will extract the pungent, powerful flavors for a more accurate and tasty result.
    • If using the bones from a baked or roasted chicken recipe, transfer some of the drippings from that recipe to the slow cooker. This will intensify and enrich the flavor of your broth.