Bone Broth | Enriched Chicken Stock

A lot can be said for the health benefits of bone broth but that is not why I made it. I decided that a decent stock was always a good thing to have in the freezer and if it is good for you then all the better!

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Bone Broth
Bone Broth

When it comes to the kitchen my sister and I are the complete opposite in many ways, and the same in others. She does not like cooking and for her, the Thermomix has been a ‘life saver’. For me, the more complicated a recipe is the more challenged I feel. But, we both believe in using nutritious ingredients. When Kerry got her Thermomix we face timed while she showed me how it works. She was making butternut soup and where the recipe called for water, she added bone broth. She makes this from scratch and I asked for her recipe so that I could make it myself, and share it on the blog. I adapted the recipe slightly to include more chicken meat. When she was in Johannesburg we were talking about the bone broth and the first thing she mentioned was that she now makes it using more chicken than she told me about in her recipe. I love the depth of flavour of the bone broth and this is one thing I would recommend you make to keep in your freezer. I buy whole chickens and we spatchcock them ourselves. Dave prefers to cut out the backbone as it makes braaiing it that much easier. I freeze that, together with the wing tips and the bones left over after we have eaten, and use them when I make the broth. When I am ready to make the bone broth all I do is get the things I have set aside in the freezer out to thaw and buy a pack of chicken wings. If you don’t have dogs like mine who enjoy the carrot peels etc. save them for a few days as well to add to the pot. Also make use of any vegetables you have to hand that are looking a bit sad. This recipe is adaptable to suit whatever you have to in your fridge, so please feel free to play around.

Chicken And Corn Soup Made Using Bone Broth
Chicken And Corn Soup

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Bone Broth

This bone broth can be used where a recipe calls for stock
Recipe Category: Soup, Stock
Makes enough for: 1 batch stock
All Rights Reserved: Adapted From Kerry's Recipe


  • Left over roast chicken bones
  • 500 g chicken wings
  • 500 g chicken off cuts from spatchcocking the chicken
  • 15 mls apple cider vinegar
  • Freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 2 l water
  • 1 onion, quartered (you can leave the paper on)
  • 2 large carrots, thickly sliced
  • 4 ribs celery, thickly sliced
  • Handful of fennel fronds
  • Any other vegetable scraps you have on hand
  • Generous handful of parsley


  • Place the chicken bones, wings and off cuts into a large stock pot
  • Add the vinegar and season well with the pepper
  • Add the water, put the lid on the pot and leave to sit for an hour
  • Add the onion, carrots, celery, fennel and other vegetable scraps you have on hand
  • Place the lid on the pot and bring to the boil
  • Reduce the temperature to the lowest setting and leave to simmer for 12 hours
  • In the last hour add the parsley
  • Remove the chicken wings and set aside to make chicken and corn soup
  • Strain off the liquid and place into sterilized glass jars
  • Once cool put the lids on the jars and freeze to use as needed

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30 thoughts on “Bone Broth | Enriched Chicken Stock

  1. 5 stars
    Hi Tandy, so funny my sister and started making bone broth together this year. I love it by itself or use it in soups, cooking. Hope you are having a great week, take care!

  2. Bone broth is the best, I have a whole series of bone broth posts on my blog, I drank a cup a day for a month to test a theory. Great recipe you have to add to my list!

  3. So funny the name bone broth. I have a friend going through some medical issues and she asked if I could make her bone broth. I said no problem and I made the best chicken soup ever! Yours sounds pretty good too, Tandy!

  4. I absolutely love bone broth! I did a photoshoot for a company out here that does bone broth. I have yet to make it at home though! Thanks for the tips 😀

  5. I love making my own stock at home– I’ll have to try this. It really adds so much to recipes and your entire house smells great when you’re making it!

  6. Yep, I always have some in the freezer. A great stock or broth is the essential to so much that we cook. Always apple cider vinegar in it as well. Awesome Tandy 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    I love having broth in the freezer! You use the words stock and broth interchangeably and I am curious about that. I had in my head that they were somehow different.

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