We only use 100% organic chicken bones. The feet and the back are the areas that have the most cartilage still attached, and that's where we get that rich collagen found in our broth. The ratio of bones to water that we use is a 1 to 1 ratio, similar to our beef bone broth which results in a rich broth packed with goodness.
Besides the general health benefits associated with bone broth such as improved immune system function, improved skin condition, and elasticity and balanced gut health, the amino acids in chicken bone broth have been proven to reduce inflammation in the respiratory system. This was shown in a study conducted by the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Now you know why you actually felt better when your mom made you that chicken soup for your cold!
If you would like to read about the full benefits of bone broth, here is an in-depth article by Chris Kresser on The Bountiful Benefits of Bone Broth: a Comprehensive Guide.
We slow simmer our bones for a minimum of 10+ hours up to 20+ hours. Cooking time and temperature can influence the flavor of both beef and chicken, and we have found this range to be ideal for our special recipe that creates a broth that is delicious and packed with health benefits.
If you would like to make your bone broth and need simmer times, here are three great recipes from our Kettle & Fire Blog which are sure to help you:
We also have a Facebook group called Bone Broth Sippers. Most of our members make their own bone broth, and they are sure to help you with tips and tricks.