Thursday, December 5, 2013

Bone Broth Recipe~Healing, Homemade, Chicken Broth in Your Soup! (Cooked with Bones in!)


Here is a good recipe for BONE BROTH..and of course then, I turned it into a great noodle soup and added dumplings! But, you can just make the broth and strain...for medicinal purposes.
This is made from leftover Roasted Chicken! (Bones and All!) 
 
Place Roasted Chicken bones, leftover meat, skin, and any remaining 
vegetables or herbs, in a large pot of water. 

Add one full clove of garlic, fresh sprigs (or dried) of Rosemary, Thyme,  and Sage, and 1/4 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar. This helps to extract minerals and other elements from the bones.

Bring to boil and then reduce to simmer.  Simmer for several hours-the longer the better!
This extracts the marrow, along with all of the good immune-boosting elements that OUR BODIES take in and USE to fight off infection. 
 
 (Yay! I make this almost weekly in the winter time and FREEZE some, in case any of us catch the flue. It works wonders! The kids jokingly, call this Chicken “bone” soup, because I stress that the bones are used in the making of the stock.  :)
Strain the stock, and pick off the remaining pieces of Chicken and return them
to the pan along with the strained stock. 
Add 2 cups each of chopped carrots, celery, onion. 
Cook over medium heat until vegetables are soft. 

 Add bag of Fettuccine, or other Pasta, and cook until al dente (refer to past bag for timing).
Make a Rue (1/2 cup of flour stirred into 1/4 cup of butter) Pour into soup to help the sauce thicken.
Add Sea Salt and Pepper to taste.
 
For Dumplings: 
1 1/4 cup of flour
3 tbsp baking soda
3tbsp COLD butter
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp pepper
3 tbsp Parsley or Dill
1 cup of buttermilk (use milk plus lemon juice if you do not have buttermilk)
1 egg
Sift together dry ingredients. Cut cold butter into cubes, then cut into dry ingredients with a pastry cutter, or use fork, until mixture is coarse crumbs.  Mix together buttermilk (or milk w/lemon) and egg, pour into dry mix, stir until dough is formed.
Drop by spoonful on the TOP of the Soup; Cover and Simmer 15 minutes. 
Serve warm or split and freeze half for later! Picture with dumplings, below...
Mangia Bene!
oxoxoxox

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this. I just returned from the store and will be making a batch of this tonight and freezing. It looks delicious AND is good for you too :)
    Marlette

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! We are on our 3rd batch in 2 weeks to combat these germs! :)

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