As fall befalls us with the bounty of summer’s harvest, it’s time to prepare for whatever weather changes may lie ahead and you can do no better than by stocking up on homemade gourmet chicken stock… i.e. bone broth!

Used as a base for so many recipes- including the ever popular chicken noodle soup- it cures what ails ya. How to cook bone broth:

Any time you cook chicken with bones, you can return the bare bones to a pot of water and simmer for hours for a delicious, homemade soup stock. You can also use the softened bones as a supplement to your dog’s diet when ground into a paste (unless your pup is allergic to chicken protein).

We like to use every part of of our pasture raised chicken – first we roast a whole chicken using our favorite roast chicken recipe for dinner, then for lunch the next day, chicken sandwiches or a quick stir-up. Simmering into chicken bone broth for dinner or future use.

If you intend to end with dog food, use no garlic or onion in your stock, otherwise, just cover the chicken bones with water, add some garlic, onion, and celery too if you wish, with some salt & pepper and bring to a boil.

Then lower heat to simmer and cover. Check in an hour. Then two. Sometimes you need a little more water. Simmer as long as you like.

When your broth has completely cooled, pour into glass jars to refrigerate or freezer safe containers to freeze for later use in stir frys, chicken and vegetable soups, stews, gravy and more. You’ll be glad you did!

Our meat is raised with organic principles, making it the most delicious choice to try this recipe yourself.

You can find our farm-raised chicken, turkey, and more here, and our pre-prepared beef bone broth here.  Both are available for our weekly home delivery and pick up at our farm-side market!