Where to buy chicken bones for bone broth?

Where to buy chicken bones? Are you wanting to make some delicious chicken broth or chicken soup and need some chicken bones. You can buy all sorts of chicken bones even organic chicken bones from your local butcher shops (That’s where I go to get all my beef bones) as well as it’s good for the ham bones or meat department at your local grocery stores.

Most small butchers and grocery stores will often run BOGO deals around the holidays, so it’s a great time to stock up. Some Butchers will practically give away the bones.

Or” what I like to do” is to use my rotisserie chickens for leftovers even the store-bought roasted chickens that you find in the Deli work perfectly I just take the meat off of the chicken and am left with some chicken bones.

Just pop the whole carcass into your instant pot or pressure cooker and if you don’t have either of these you can boil chicken bones on top of your stove the old-fashioned way to make the best homemade bone broth.

Is Chicken Broth healthy for you?

Chicken bone broth is rich in essential fatty acids as well as protein. Both help your body build and repair healthy muscle, bone, skin, and blood cells. The broth is also a rich source of minerals like iron.

Chicken Broth also contains selenium. That helps prevent cardiovascular diseases and complications, including strokes, and high cholesterol.

Most chicken bone broth has the following vitamins depending on how its made.

Huge Batch of Chicken Bone Broth

Chicken bone broth is so easy to make you can also make this recipe using beef bones for the beef bones I like to keep a simmer overnight. You can also purchase organic chicken bones if that is your preference.

In this recipe, I will use a whole rotisserie chicken and use the chicken bones from it I purchase from my local grocery store. This makes a nice homemade bone broth and it’s a good way to use up the roasted chicken.

Ingredients:

  1. Whole rotisserie chicken minus a leg or two or even a breast … lol or organic chicken bones “Chicken Bones”
  2. 10 cups of water to cover the chicken
  3. 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  4. 3-4 bay leaves
  5. salt
  6. pepper
  7. fresh herbs for poultry
  8. a couple of stalks of celery roughly chopped
  9. 1 medium onion chopped up roughly
  10. 2 carrots

Instructions:

For the easiest chicken broth, I like to use a rotisserie or even a leftover chicken. First, take as much meat off your rotisserie chickens as you can and set it aside and place it in your fridge.

Where to buy chicken bones -Cooked chicken

Chicken Bones make Homemade Bone Broth

Next, Put your whole chicken or Turkey carcass including all the neck bones, breast bones chicken backs, chicken wings and even chicken feet if you still have them intact place it in your pot and add your water to cover the chicken bones. Yum, you are also on your way to the best bone broth!

Fish Sauce

Toss in a couple of teaspoons of fish sauce into the pot and don’t worry it will just add some delicious flavour to the pot it won’t make it taste fishy!

fish sauce for flavor

Add some delicious flavour to your chicken bones

Add your bay leaves and spices. fresh herbs, celery, onions and carrots. You can add whatever other vegetables or spice that you would like for flavour at this point.

herbs and chicken bones in pot

Cook your chicken bones for bone broth

Next, you will put your Instant-on pressure for 4 hours either by clicking onto the soup button or manual setting for high pressure. Now it’s time to wait for your delicious homemade bone broth.

making homemade bone broth
steam release handle is at sealing on instant pot
Make sure your steam release handle is at sealing on instant pot

Strain Bones for Bone Broth

Once your chicken bones have been cooked it’s now time to strain the bones and spices from the broth. Does your house smell amazing yet?

Cooked bone broth
Make sure while you are straining the chicken bones you have something to catch the bone broth into.

Chicken Broth- Bone Broth

Now that your bone broth is done it’s time to either clear freezer space and freeze it and use it at a later date or you can use your homemade broth right away and make some chicken soup.

Make your homemade chicken soup with your “bone broth”

The best thing ever is homemade chicken noodle soup. My version is satisfying, healthy, and tastes delicious. You can use organic chicken broth that you can buy from your local store or use homemade chicken bone broth. This soup can be made in about 40 minutes. So if you are on the go and need a quick supper this is so simple.

Homemade chicken soup is easy

Every time I start to think about my grandma’s homemade soup I think of this one and want to make it. This Classic soup is pure comfort food to me. This recipe is so easy that you can make it straight away. All of the ingredients in the soup are inexpensive and simple.

bowl of chicken noodle soup

How to make #1 Chicken noodle soup

It is important to use a really good quality of chicken to make your broth. If you are buying broth from the store go for the low sodium. I also look for a darker colour of broth which in return will bring you more flavour. I try and find any type of boxed bone broth if I do not have any homemade on hand.

Don’t be afraid to season your soup

When you are making your soup check the seasoning often and early on. typically you may want to add a little more salt. Another ingredient that will give your soup a pop is a small dash of fish sauce this always does the trick. It just gives it a little something something if you know what I mean.

Herbs are a must in soup. Add thyme and bay leaves which will help give your soup a nice herby flavour. For some freshness throw in some parsley near the end. you can also add different herbs like rosemary or onion. Try chopped-up chives on the top just before serving.

How about noodles?

You can literally use whatever noodle you love. I like to use whatever I have on hand but a nice option if I am actually out at the grocery store buying ingredients I would use an egg noodle for chicken soup because it is a light noodle. But really any noodle works well to throw into the pot.

Ingredients:

  1. Bone Broth ” 10-15 cups”
  2. Vegetables of your choice chopped up small
  3. Dry Pasta
  4. Chicken chopped up.
  5. 2 bay leaves
  6. Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

The first thing I like to do is grab all the veg that I want to add to my bone broth. I like celery, onion, you can use daikon radish literally anything you want in your homemade bone broth to create a delicious soup with tons of flavour and goodness.

broth with vegetables

Add Some dry Pasta!

I also like to add pasta and bay leaves, salt and pepper as well as my chicken at this point to the bone broth. You can use any type of pasta that you like for this particular recipe I just used what I had in the cupboard. I used about a cup of dry pasta. Alternatively, you can cook the pasta separately and add it to your soup after. I sometimes just get lazy and prefer it all to come out of one pot. For easy cleanup. Lol.

dry pasta

Next, I Seal my instant pot and cook on the soup setting for 30 minutes and let naturally release for 15 minutes.

sealing position on instant pot lid

When your soup is ready to come out serve immediately and garnish with your favourite toppings.

homemade broth

Make ahead and store

This soup can be made and refrigerated for 3-4 days and frozen for up to 3 months.

If you can not enjoy your soup straight away or you plan to freeze it you should hold off on adding the noodles at this time because as the soup sits the noodles will soak up all the broth.

  • When you are reheating the soup add some more stock to your pot. You can even add a dash of water when reheating just as long as you do not add too much so it won’t ruin the flavour of the broth too much.
  • When you are making the soup ahead of time the freshest and least soggy noodles, leave those noodles out then refrigerate or freeze the soup. When you are ready to reheat it bring the broth or soup to a low simmer and add the dried noodles. cook until the desired doneness and enjoy!

What you can add for more flavour ?

My recipe is very classic in its ingredients and flavours, but that does not mean that you have to stick with what I used.

  • If you like a creamy soup add 2-4 tablespoons of heavy cream
  • Lemon Chicken soup: add three to four lemons
  • Mexican style soup: Add three or four slices of lime and use cilatro instead of parsley then before serving add freash diced tomatoes and cubed up avacado.
  • Umami packed soup: add a teaspoon of seasame oil and a few more dashes of fish sauce.
  • For more Vitamins : Add Kale or spinach
  • Change out the noodles: POtatoes, winter squash, rice, or any grains. Add your heartier vegtables to the pot with the omions and carrots. When you are adding long grains or rice precook them
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