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Easy Chicken Crock-Pot Bone Broth (Keto)

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FILL-UP WITH NUTRIENT RICH CROCK-POT BONE BROTH

Making collagen-rich keto chicken crock-pot bone broth is easy to prepare and store for future use.

The greatest part of making a high-quality bone broth is the collagen and gelatin that forms after you cook it down.

You know the part you want to scrape off because it looks like cold butter or jelly fat.

Don’t, it’s filled with deliciousness and the best type of bone broth is always made at home.

The best way to drink bone broth is hot but you’d be amazed at the many ways it can be used in cuisine.

Crock-Pot vs. Stove-top, Instantpot and Pressure Cooker

You don’t need a crock-pot to make a homemade bone broth as it can be made on the stove-top, pressure cooker and now an Instantpot.

Growing up Mrs. CBB said that her mother always had a stove-top pot of chicken broth simmering as a bowl of soup was served at lunch and dinner.

There was no food waste at her parent’s house as they used vegetable scraps and even chicken feet for the bone broth.

She would have a bag in the freezer where she would put her onion peels, carrot peels and celery cut-offs for stock-making.

The soup was just something small to start the meal and when I came into the picture this family tradition continued.

As the years went on and Christmas gifts from Santa showed up she was gifted a crock-pot which became her new kitchen tool.

It was and still easy to make a crock-pot bone broth because you can set it and forget it.

The crock-pot was a dream come true for her as she wasn’t a big fan of the pressure cooker as her mother who was born in 1918.

We actually have Mrs. CBB’s grandmother’s very old pressure cooker in our kitchen cabinet but have yet to use it.

Moving forward and the new rage is the instant-pot although we have not purchased one since our crock-pot meets our needs.

The Instantpot will make a homemade bone broth the quickest but not everyone cares for that quick convenience.

Keto Diet and Bone Broth

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These days Mrs. CBB makes crock-pot bone broth every week as it’s a large part of her keto lifestyle.

Since starting keto she has moved on to intermittent fasting and extended fasting.

Her longest fast was a 10-day water fast and to break that fast safely she made crock-pot bone broth for her refeed.

She couldn’t wait for that one cup of bone stock to rejuvenate her taste buds once her 10th day was up.

Although many people drink broth to lose weight consider the benefits first and foremost.

Bone broth is also easy for your body to absorb and aids in digestion especially if you are constipated.

Bone Broth To Go

We do keep Organika Chicken Bone Broth and Organika Beef Bone Broth on hand for times she is on the go.

All she does is put two scoops in a cup with a bit of salt, turmeric, and parsley and fills it up with hot water.

It mixes easily and we’ve found the best prices to be on Amazon Canada opposed to the grocery store or health food stores.

Benefits Of Sipping Bone Broth

Since fasting, she has a cup of homemade bone stock every day as there are many health benefits that come along with it.

I can verify that her hair is amazing and her skin which was acne-prone is now acne-free and clear.

She also suffers from a bit of arthritis which is another reason she’s added it to her keto meal plan.

I drink it for all of the reasons below for my body today and in the future.

Top 10 Benefits of Bone Broth

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These are only 10 of the benefits of bone broth but there are many more.

  1. Supports arthritis pain, joints, and joint mobility
  2. Fights Osteoporosis
  3. Strengthens bones and teeth
  4. Helps with a good night’s sleep
  5. Weightloss support for the keto, low-carb, Paleo, intermittent fasting lifestyle
  6. Great for your skin, nails, and hair
  7. Boosts Immunity
  8. Hydration which is why some people drink it when they fast
  9. Restores  and builds muscle after a hard workout
  10. Insulin regulation

Bone Broth Nutrition

Chicken stock from the carcass is something we’ve done many times after buying a rotisserie chicken.

Making rotisserie chicken bone broth whether you use the entire cooked bird or the bones will make a delicious crock-pot bone broth.

Often times if we are doing our keto grocery shopping at Costco we have a look at the cold counter for cooked rotisserie chicken reduced to $5.99.

That’s a great price if you want to take a pre-cooked whole chicken and use the chicken bones to make a crock-pot bone broth.

 Roasting bones for the stock will draw out more flavour which is why it’s one method we use.

If we have chicken quarters that we roast in the oven for bone stock we will make sure the skin gets nice and crispy.

On the other hand, we also use raw organic chicken if we can find a good deal to make our homemade crock-pot chicken bone broth.

Nutritious Bone Broth

While Mrs. CBB was visiting a Keto Lifestyle Show in Toronto earlier this year she stopped to talk to an organic bone broth vendor.

She wanted to learn about his bone broth ingredients and what the benefits were.

After purchasing a small bottle of beef bone broth with 2 cups for $7.99 she decided that she would just make it herself.

Proper crock-pot bone broth is filled with nutrients such as;

  • Iron
  • Vitamin K
  • Glucosamine
  • Vitamin A
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Zinc
  • Collagen
  • Amino acids

If you are wanting a boost of extra collagen or you’d rather not drink bone broth daily you can buy Collagen Peptides.

This high-quality Certified Collagen powder we buy dissolves easily in water or any beverages and is gluten-free, Paleo and Keto-Friendly.

Uses For Crock-Pot Bone Broth

keto chicken bone broth egg drop soup

Homemade chicken bone broth is not only delicious and nutritious it is widely used in an array of recipes.

For example, many homemade soups use bone broth as part of the base for the soup recipe.

A simple bone broth vegetable soup is perfect to make when you have crock-pot chicken bone broth ready to go.

Once you add the bone broth include any spices you’d like along with your choice of chopped vegetables.

I posted our recipe for keto egg drop soup where the base begins from our crock-pot bone broth.

Keto Chicken Broth is also great during the winter months when you don’t want a big meal but would rather have a hot savoury beverage.

Related: West African Peanut Soup

Bone Broth For Colds

Drinking bone broth for colds is also common practice for those who have swollen throats or are just feeling under the weather.

You don’t often feel like eating anything when you are sick and making broth is easy and filled with nutritious qualities.

However, you may just have a wonky tummy for whatever reason and bone broth is soothing going down the tunnel.

Related: Italian Ricotta Ball Chicken Soup

How To Make Keto Crock-Pot Bone Broth

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Note: Printable Chicken Bone Broth Recipe is below.

You can substitute the chicken bones for any meat bones you like or omit the bones to make a vegetable broth.

  • 1.5kg or 3.3lbs of chicken bones or chicken parts including feet or any bones you like such as beef bones etc.
  • 1 litre of warm water to cover (depending on the size of the pot)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 the tablespothe ons of avocado oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic mashed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped ginger with peel
  • 1 medium yellow with peel for a nice golden broth chopped
  • 3 stalks of celery chopped
  • 2 bay leafs
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon pink Himalayan salt
  • optional: I use all of these
  • 2 tablespoons Tumeric
  • 1 tablespoon of dry mustard
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1/3 cup of cherry tomatoes
  • 2 medium carrots chopped with peels

Crock-Pot Chicken Bone Broth Instructions

If you are roasting the chicken first do so in your oven then peel off all the chicken meat.

Use the bones for your bone broth.

Add all of the ingredients into a large 6qt crock-pot or whatever kitchen vessel you will be using.

Cover with warm water then mix.

Program your crock-pot for as long as you can on slow.

Ours goes 10 hours so I program it 3 times as I like it to cook for 24 hours.

When finished strain the cooled bone broth to get all of the vegetables and spices out.

If you used raw chicken remove the pieces from the crockpot so you can remove any meat.

How To Store Bone Broth

We store our bone broth in either plastic containers or plastic bags and lay them flat in a roasting pan in the freezer.

Once frozen we store them in the freezer on top of each other to save space.

If you are using your bone broth within a week you can keep it in the refrigerator.

Chicken Crock-Pot Bone Broth (Keto)
 
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Recipe type: Bone Broth Soup
Making a homemade crock-pot bone broth is easier than you think especially if you have a crock-pot or instant pot handy.
Ingredients
  • 1.5kg or 3.3lbs of chicken bones or chicken parts including feet or any bones you like such as beef bones etc.
  • 1 litre of warm water to cover (depending on the size of the pot)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of avocado oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic mashed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped ginger with peel
  • 1 medium yellow with peel for a nice golden broth chopped
  • 3 stalks of celery chopped
  • 2 bay leafs
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon pink Himalayan salt
  • optional: I use all of these
  • 2 tablespoons Turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon of dry mustard
  • 3 whole cloves
  • ⅓ cup of cherry tomatoes
  • 2 medium carrots chopped with peels
Instructions
  1. If you are roasting the chicken first do so in your oven then peel off all the chicken meat.
  2. Use the chicken bones for your bone broth.
  3. Add all of the ingredients into a large 6qt crock-pot or whatever kitchen vessel you will be using.
  4. Cover with warm water then mix.
  5. Program your crock-pot for as long as you can on slow.
  6. Ours goes 10 hours so I program it 3 times as I like it to cook for 24 hours.
  7. When finished strain the cooled bone broth to get all of the vegetables and spices out.
  8. If you used raw chicken remove the pieces from the crockpot so you can remove any meat.
  9. We store our bone broth in either plastic containers or plastic bags and lay them flat in a roasting pan in the freezer. Once frozen we store them in the freezer on top of each other to save space.
  10. If you are using your bone broth within a week you can keep it in the refrigerator.

I don’t believe that bone broth research is done as there are likely more benefits to be revealed.

As you might have guessed every pot of bone broth will be different based on how it is made.

Until then we will continue to use bone broth in our diet whether it’s crock-pot bone broth or instant bone broth.

Discussion: What is your favourite way to make homemade bone broth? What ingredients do you use? Drop me a comment below as I’d love to read your feedback.

Mr.CBB

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