How to Make Homemade Bone Broth

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By Pamela Morgan, Owner, Flirting with Flavors

How to Make Homemade Bone BrothWinter is upon us, and what better idea than to get into the kitchen and start making homemade bone broth.  It’s not difficult.  I promise.

This is a quick and easy recipe that you can set and forget. This new trend of bone broth has renewed what I learned over 30 years ago in culinary school… something we used to call chicken stock. In every culinary school, the first and most fundamental lesson you learn is how to make stock.

Eating chicken soup or bone broth is not a Jewish myth.  It really can make you look younger, protect your joints and add calcium to make stronger bones. And the culinary aspects of using chicken broth are endless.  You can use this bone broth in any soup or make a rich sauce with it.  I keep some frozen at all times!

I drink a cup of this warming brew most every morning.  Check out the recipe below and video.

Make sure you tune in next week as we inspire you with an easy homemade soup using of course… your very own bone broth.

Here’s to your health!

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Prep Time: 15m/ Cook Time: 8h 15m /Total Time: 8h 30m

Yield: 10 cups


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup leeks, chopped
  • 3 pounds chicken bones or wings
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 3 stems fresh parsley
  • 3 stems fresh thyme
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 12 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon salt


  1. Set slow cooker on saute.
  2. Drizzle olive oil into slow cooker and sweat the carrots, celery, and leeks
  3. Cook the vegetables until translucent for 7-10 minutes. Then add chicken bones or wings.
  4. Brown the chicken bones for 5-7 minutes
  5. Add white wine and reduce liquid until chicken and vegetables are glazed
  6. Add parsley, thyme, bay leafs, and seasoning.
  7. Add 12 cups of water
  8. Set your slowcooker to simmer and your timer for 8 hours. Place the lid on the slow cooker, and forget about it.
  9. After 8 hours, take the lid off and skim the top of the broth to get rid of any scum that has accumulated.
  10. Strain the broth. Taste for seasoning.

You can use the broth in any recipe that you desire that calls for chicken broth. Or drink it straight.

You may refrigerate the broth for 3-5 days or freeze for 3-6 months.

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3 Responses

  1. Catherine Gulevich says:

    Hi Pamela, the bone broth looks fantastic but I do not have a slow cooker. Do you have an alternative without the slow cooker?

    • Cheryl Benton says:

      Hi Catherine,

      I make this all the time and just use a stock pot on the stove at low heat for about 6-8 hours.

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