Chicken Bone Broth


This stovetop chicken bone broth begins with the traditional method of roasting bones to draw out the marrow, and is followed up with a slow simmer, using slight seasonings and vinegar to help draw out flavor.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 45 mins
6 servings


  • aluminum foil

  • 1 leftover chicken carcass, broken into pieces

  • 1 onion, roughly chopped

  • 6 cups water, or as needed to cover

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • ½ tablespoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  2. Place chicken bones onto the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Place baking sheet in the preheated oven and roast bones for 30 minutes.

  4. Gently transfer bones from the baking sheet into a large and heavy stockpot. Add onion and enough water to cover the bones by 2 inches. Add vinegar, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered, leaving enough space for steam to escape, for 4 to 5 hours. Check occasionally for froth or foam that develops on top of the water, removing it with a large spoon.

  5. Remove from the heat and let cool. Strain broth through a fine mesh strainer into a clean pot. Let cool completely. Store in the refrigerator and use within 5 days or freeze until ready to use.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

129 Calories
9g Fat
2g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 129
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 1214mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 149mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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