Homemade Chicken Bone Broth

Here’s a super simple, easy-to-follow recipe for nourishing homemade chicken bone broth. It’s delicious, versatile and perfect as a base for soups, braised dishes or all on its own! Sure, you can buy store bought when you’re in a pinch, but the homemade stuff is seriously so easy and tastes way better.

I’m getting my tonsils out this week…and to be honest, I’m a little freaked! I’ve read/heard the recovery process is extremely painful, especially for adults. So I’m stocking up on all the essentials for a speedy recovery - Emergen-C, vitamins, coconut water, popsicles and this chicken bone broth! Bone broth is known for its healing properties; it’s high in vitamins, minerals, anti-inflammatories and helps support the immune system - I mean, sounds like the best natural remedy ever!

homemade chicken bone broth
homemade chicken bone broth
homemade chicken bone broth

Homemade Chicken Bone Broth

Makes about 10 cups
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 6 hours


Bones and skin from 2 rotisserie chickens
1 large onion, peeled and halved
4 carrots, halved
2 stalks celery, halved
4 cloves garlic, smashed
6 sprigs fresh thyme
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black peppers
4 quarts water


1. In an extra large stock pot, add all ingredients and cover with 4 quarts of water, or more if needed. Bring the pot to a boil, reduce to stovetop to the lowest setting, simmer and cover.

2. Let bone broth simmer, stirring occasionally, for at least 4 hours, but preferably 6 hours. If you notice the broth reducing too quickly add more water and continue simmering.

3. Strain your bone broth with a fine mesh sieve and transfer to a jar or glass container for storing in the fridge or freezer. Once cooled, remove the layer of fat from the top of your broth with a spoon before serving.