Chicken Bone Broth Stock

Chicken Gut Healing Bone Broth | Homemade simple Chicken Stock / Broth

Homemade simple Chicken stock / Broth can be made in a couple of hours.  It adds amazing gut healing and tasty properties to your weekly meals.

Why do all my recipes start with easy? Because they have to be thats why.  I love food and nutrition.  Cooking, not so much.  Maybe thats because I am either in clinic, researching clients, running kids around or working in my partners business?  

We are all super busy in this house, so things have to be done easily.   

I make this chicken stock every week and keep it in portions in my freezer.  I then throw it into spaghetti bolognese, stir fries, make  simple soups or pretty much any place I can.   Every single time I add a cupful to a meal, I know I am adding gut healing properties and nutrition.  It also adds an amazing flavour in combination with my homemade stock paste.  I also know I am adding NO CRAP preservatives or flavourings to my meal, NOTHING ELSE!  

I cook this recipe in a pan (my kids tell me the correct Australian terminology is a pot)  often whilst I am in clinic.  You can easily do it in a slow cooker if you need to be out. 

Ingredients: For Chicken Broth.

  • 8 -10 Chicken Drumsticks (free range or Organic)
  • 3.5 litres filtered water
  • 1 tablespoon cloudy apple cider vinegar
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot large (or parsnip or equivalent)
  • 1 stick celery (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of good quality Himalayan Pink Salt or sea salt.


  1. Put all ingredients together in a large heavy bottomed pot
  2. Bring to boil and simmer with lid on (topping up water if needed) for 3 hours.
  3. Allow to cool slightly
  4. Strain stock through a fine colander into a pyrex or glass bowl
  5. Cover stock and put in fridge to continue cooling (will form a thick jelly like stock)
  6. Freeze in 2 ladle portions to use throughout the week

Shopping Tips

Aldi stock a good free-range chicken leg. They can also be bought at Coles or Safeway. Ask your butcher if his meat is free range, where he buys it and does it contain hormones.

Salt can be Bought from Green scoop in Edithvale or most supermarkets (make sure it is not table salt)


About the Author

Kerry Vernon - Kinesiologist & Nutritionist, Melbourne, Australia Kerry Vernon is a Holistic Nutritionist and Kinesiologist based in Melbourne. She offers Kinesiology sessions and Nutrition Consultations both in-person and online.
Kerry loves helping her clients to heal from emotional and physical challenges and uses a holistic, individually tailored approach. It's recognised that the mind and the body are equally important in achieving great health and happiness.
Kerry is passionate about encouraging clients to realise their true potential, and empower them to heal naturally from autoimmunity and gut health issues.
Kerry facilitates Holistically Hashimotos - a Facebook group for those on the autoimmune pathway who wish to resolve it in a positive, and natural way.

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