How to Make Bone Broth

Bone broth has gained a lot of popularity in recent years and no wonder, it tastes great and is good for you. It also makes my frugal soul happy to make something so useful from something that is normally thrown away. I usually make it with the leftover bones from my Roasted Chicken Dinner. It’s also really simple to make and requires minimal work from you.


  • Chicken bones
  • 1 big onion, quartered with skin left on (the papery peel of onion and garlic is actually super nutritious and will leach the vitamins and minerals into the broth)
  • 5 gloves of garlic, smashed with skin left on
  • 3 stalks of celery, halved, leaves attached
  • 3 large carrots, halved
  • juice of one lemon (A lime or vinegar would work too. The higher acid is what leaches the minerals from the bones and gets them into the broth.)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • water to cover


Add all ingredients to your crockpot or large stock pot and cook on low at least 6 hours, preferably overnight. Let it cool and then strain out the solids. Enjoy your bone broth by itself or in your favorite soup recipe.