Instant Pot Primal Bone Broth

October 26, 2017Rachel
Bone broth has some amazing health benefits. It is packed with vitamins, minerals, collagen, and protein. And it is about as trendy as eating kale. For good reason too! 
 
Bone Broth is a nutrient powerhouse! The abundance of minerals that seep out of the bones into the broth create a boost to your immune system. The collagen from the broth helps to reduce inflammation, improve gut health, strengthen bones, promote healthy skin, and reduce joint pain. For a more extensive look into bone broth benefits, check out this article
 
 
 

So what is bone broth exactly?

Bone broth is very similar to a broth or a stock. The main difference is that bone broth is made with roasted bones that are slowly cooked over a long period of time (up to 24 hours) to release the nutrients from the bones. The result is a deeply flavorful, gelatinous broth. It can be used in place of any broth or stock in a soup or recipe. It is also common for people to drink a mug of bone broth by itself.
 
We are going to skip the long line and make a batch in about 2 hours using the Instant Pot. This could also be made in a slow cooker, but you’d have to cook it for at least 12 hours. 
The goal is to create an almost Jell-o consistency when the broth is cooled. Don’t worry, once it is warmed up again it will become a smooth liquid. My secret to achieving this is…
 
 

Chicken feet! 

 
Check out your local farmer’s market and see if you can find a local farm that sells them. You might also be able to find them at a local health food store or even Whole Foods. They are perfect because they are rich in glucosamine, condrotin, and collagen. These are what will give you the jelly consistency you are looking for and what makes turns it into bone broth instead of just a light chicken stock. 
 
They are also kind of creepy looking so it’s perfect for Halloween! 
 
 

(Chicken feet are a delicacy for Lucy)

Recipe notes: 

  • The most cost effective way to obtain a chicken carcass is to purchase a whole free-range chicken, roast it, enjoy the meat for dinner, and save the bones for the broth. You could also just buy a cooked rotisserie chicken to save time. Some stores even sell bags of raw chicken backs and necks 
  • The vinegar in the recipe is important because it helps draw out the nutrients from the bones. 

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