There are a million bone broth recipes online but the busy women’s bone broth recipe is for the other busy women like me who fly by the seat of her pants (by the way, I love us!)
I have made bone broth many times and if I’m honest, I always feel like I need to carve out a ton of time to get that amazing gel. I haven’t been successful every time either.
Learning about being food independent (I talk about that here, if you want to dive deeper) means I need to use all of the animal our family eats. I know the health benefits of bone broth and I know that I couldn’t let those organic chicken bones go to waste.
I’m excited to share my lazy….I mean busy woman’s broth broth recipe.
I had been saving the bones from our weekly roasted chicken. Try to choose organic happy chickens if possible! Once I had a gallon freezer bag full I decided I had enough.
My struggle is always about the timing. Why is that always so hard to figure out? I can’t possibly be the only one.
By the time I decided to toss them into the Instant Pot it was almost 8pm. We just finished putting the kids to bed and I just felt like it. That might not be the most efficient way to do things but I tend to be a fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl.
I tossed in the bones, a stalk of celery, some green onions (all organic!) and added filtered water until it was close to covering the bones. I also added 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. The vinegar helps to break the bones down to get that gel we are all looking for.
I set it for 4 hours on low pressure and went to bed. Here’s the thing that makes this so awesome. When I got up in the morning it was on warm, I set it for 4 hours again and went about my day. It set to warm again by the time I got back to it so I set it for 4 hours one last time.
We finally got to strain it after dinner the following night. When I knew we could finally strain it, I turned it off beforehand so it could cool a bit.
We strained off the broth using a metal strainer over a large bowl then transferred into quart mason jars, let them cool on the counter until we were ready to go to bed and then put them into the fridge.
The next day I was floored by this gorgeous broth. It was a beautiful color and that gel! I am so excited to make a healing soup for my family. Edit: I made this amazing recipe (chicken corn chowder) tonight with my bone broth and it was so ding dang good.
What are the benefits?
Having a mug of warm broth is an amazing way to start your day. If you don’t already know the health benefits let me share!
- The gel is collagen which is so good for hair, skin and nails.
- Healing for your digestive tract.
- Bones themselves are rich in vitamins and nutrients, including calcium, magnesium and phosphorous.
- The amino acids can help you sleep.
- It’s high in protein.
Since this was clearly a wing it type of recipe every busy woman can add this no matter your schedule. See why I named it busy women’s bone broth recipe?
I’ve done it in the pressure cooker on high for 90 minutes and once in the slow cooker for 12 hours 😳 both have me good results but I think I add too much water because it’s not very gelatinous.
I had the same results before! I think going through three 4 hour cycles really extracted all the gelatin goodness from the bones. Do you have an instant pot? If not try 24 hours in the crock pot.