how to make bone broth at home

chicken feet and leeks
chicken feet and leeks

Bone broth – basically chicken stock made with bones you have at home – is so EASY to make you should NEVER buy it again. You can make bone broth at home with almost any combination of chicken bones, weird chicken parts, or even leftovers from a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket. All you need are bones and water and a few onion/aromatics/members of the allium family.

why this is the best homemade bone broth recipe

Bone broth is more of an art than a science. This bone broth recipe teaches how to make bone broth so you know it by heart, and you can do it with whatever you have on hand.

how to make bone broth, step by step

  • Use an instant pot! instant pot makes bone broth SO quickly.
  • Find 1-2 lbs of bones (2 carcasses from the weekly bird roast saved in the freezer) or collagen-y parts of the bird (like the feet!). a pile of aromatics: leeks, 1 or 2 onions, celery, a knob of ginger, whatever (i don’t personally add carrots bc it adds too much sweetness for me). seasoning: 1-2 tsp of fish sauce.
  • Cover with water (8 cups?) and instant-pot it on high pressure for 1 hr
  • Strain into a pitcher or freeze for later

can you mix chicken bones with beef bones to make bone broth?

Yes definitely! Any bones will work

how much water do you need to make bone broth?

You need enough to cover the bones completely.

how do you make bone broth without an instant pot?

follow the same recipe but throw everything into a large pot, cover with water, and let it simmer for at least 4 hours.