There’s a way to utilize those leftover chicken bones, carrot peelings and celery trimmings. Save it for bone broth! Many of the ingredients that make up nutritious bone broth you might already be throwing away! It’s easy to keep a couple of bags in your freezer and throw scraps in there until you are ready to make your next batch. I’ve indicated general weight of scraps which you can always substitute for the real thing. And remember, bone broth recipes don’t have to be followed exactly to the letter – adjust for your tastes and your scrap bags!
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Place the celery, carrot and onion on the bottom of a crockpot.
Add the garlic and chicken bones.
Pour the apple cider vinegar over the chicken bones.
Add the salt, peppercorns, parsley, dill, bay leaf and thyme.
Fill the crockpot with water, leaving a little room at the top.
Cook on low for approximately 36 hours.
Strain the contents through a sieve or cheesecloth. Let contents chill in fridge about a day.
Scrape off the top layer of fat, if you prefer.
At this point you can break it up into smaller containers and freeze, or use within the next 5 days.
[recipe]You can reuse the scraps for a second batch - I would suggest throwing out the garlic and replacing with a fresh bulb and adding in more salt, parsley, thyme and dill. Cook the second batch for at least 48 hours.