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Bone Broth: How To

  • Author: Lauren
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 hours
  • Total Time: 12+ hours
  • Yield: 8+ servings 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: broth
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Homemade bone broth is easy to make, delicious & incredibly nourishing for your gut & overall health. Here you will find a stovetop & crockpot method that yields perfect broth every time!


  • Chicken bones (we used the leftover bones from one roasted chicken)
  • 1/2 a red onion (or white onion), roughly diced
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 45 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 inch piece of ginger, roughly diced
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (or red wine vinegar will work plus 1/2 a lemon)
  • 1/2 tsp pink salt (more or less to taste)
  • Black pepper
  • Optional add-in’s: fresh turmeric root, fresh lemon juice, spices of choice, etc.
  • Filtered water (amount will depend on the size of your pot, you want the water to completely cover all of the ingredients)


Stovetop Method:

  1. Add all your ingredients to a large pot ensuring you cover all of the ingredients in the pot with filtered water until it is an inch or two from the top.
  2. Bring everything to a boil on the stovetop over medium/high heat for a few minutes.
  3. Then reduce the heat to low, cover & allow the mixture to simmer for 12 hours.
  4. After 12 hours remove the chicken bones & vegetables, then strain the mixture into a large dish using a fine mesh sieve. We strained ours 2-3 times to make sure it was smooth & any leftover pieces were removed.
  5. Pour into a mason jar & store in the fridge for up to a week or freeze for several months.
  6. When you want to enjoy a cup, heat on the stovetop over low heat until warm, enjoy!

Crockpot Method:

  1. Follow the above steps but instead of using a pot on the stove place everything into the crockpot on low for at least 12 hours.
  2. Strain & store the same way as above & enjoy!


***Note: I have found that adding all the ingredients to the pot & leaving it overnight, un-heated, & then cooking it the next morning for at least 12 hours has yielded a really thick & gelatin rich broth.

Keywords: bone broth, broth, chicken broth