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Immune-Boosting Chicken Bone Broth

Drinking bone broth is a great way to boost immunity, protect our joints, support gut health and take care of our hair, skin and nails. Luckily, preparing a homemade bone broth at home is so easy and inexpensive to prepare!

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This month has been crazy so far… wouldn’t you agree? I thought 2020 was over and 2021 would be kinder towards humanity? Well, COVID cases are still spiking and what happened last week on Capitol Hill is extremely frustrating and disturbing. Those who are calling it an act of patriotism are clearly brain-washed. In no way is that the proper or appropriate way to express our freedom of speech or get the point across. I don’t think being destructive, violent or wreaking havoc is an acceptable way for anyone to voice their beliefs. My opinion goes for anyone who feels passionate about anything and wants to prove a point, voice their concerns/opinions, or see a change. Having couth seems to be lacking more and more across the board. It’s sad that our President, the guy who has been leading this country for 4 years, also lacks manners, respect and responsibility.

I don’t consider myself to be very political neither do I enjoy engaging in political conversations or debates. I do, however, firmly believe in being a good person and treating others with respect and kindness… unless someone is extremely rude or vicious towards me or a loved one. I think that’s an excusable reason to hasty. 🙂

Our country needs to see change! It needs to see more kindness, acceptance and forgiveness. I worry about brining kids into this nasty world (no I’m not pregnant…. yet) and I worry about how social media and everyone’s online opinions are affecting society. It seems life is becomming more and more complicated. Wouldn’t you agree? I’m not so sure that President Elect, Joe Biden, and his VP will do the job in getting this country back together. I definitely have my fair share of reservations when it comes to extreme liberalism. I do, however, am ready to see some change- hopefully positive change. I just hope the hard-working individuals who have sacrificed everything to make a good living (like my Dad) will not suffer from the new administration… People still need to have a desire and incentive to work hard in life.

Anyways, that’s how I feel about this messy situation we are all in! Let’s get back to a topic that everyone can feel good about: food. Food has the power to keep our bodies strong, energized and restored. Food has the power to ward off illnesses and diseases which to me, is the coolest thing ever! I love eating to keep my immune system strong. This bone broth has so many super powers- immunity being one of them. I highly recommend preparing a whole chicken (see recipe here) and saving the carcass to create a delicious, healthy bone broth you can sip on whenever you want!

XX,

JJ

Immune-Boosting Bone Broth

A powerful recipe which will boost your immune system, protect your joints, take care of your gut, and keep your hair/skin/nails looking healthy.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Servings 6 people

Equipment

  • Cutting Board & Knife
  • Large Pot
  • Cheesecloth
  • Colander/Strainer
  • 8-12oz Jars

Ingredients
  

  • 1 3-4 lb Whole Chicken Carcass
  • 2 medium Carrots large dice
  • 2 medium Parsnips large dice
  • 2 medium Celery Stalks large dice
  • 1 small Onion large dice
  • 4 cloves Whole Garlic smashed
  • 1 cup Shiitake Mushrooms quartered
  • 1" piece Fresh Ginger peeled & sliced
  • 1 Lemon quartered
  • 2 sprigs Fresh Rosemary
  • 2 sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • 12 cups Water
  • Kosher Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, combine all ingredients. *If needed, add more chicken to cover the chicken carcass.
  • Bring the stock to a boil before reducing the heat to the lowest setting. Cook low & slow for 1.5 – 2.5 hours.
  • Line a colander with cheesecloth and strain the stock into the colander. Season the stock with salt to taste.
  • Pour the stock into jars with tight-fitting lids.
  • Sip and enjoy!!

Notes

For a vegetarian stock, simply bulk up the vegetables and omit the chicken carcass. Cook for 1-2 hours. Season with salt to taste. 

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