Making Chicken Feet Bone Broth
Ever since Janice Peyton, a health coach based in San Diego, told me about making bone broth with chicken feet, I tried it and have been hooked ever since. Chicken feet have an incredible amount of collagen and gelatin in them! I do love beef bone broth also, but I love the chicken bone broth even more!
To buy your organic chicken feet, I would order them online, that is what I do! There are several farms that will ship to you. Here are a few I listed, you can Google the internet for more and read about the farm and how they raise their chickens, I always choose pasture-raised, organic.
A few farms in the USA to buy your Chicken Feet
- Primal Pastures (closest to us so this is the one we order from most) Temecula
- Blackwing Quality Meats
- Simons Certified Organic Family Farm
- White Oak Pastures
- Tide Mill Organic Farm
Making your own bone broth is easy but a process and cost-effective. It is not for everyone, but for those who want to enjoy this amazing beverage and all the benefits from your own home and don’t mind the expense of someone else making it for you, then I highly suggest buying homemade frozen bone broth from sources like these, The Brothery and Pete’s Paleo.
Benefits of Chicken Feet Bone Broth
- Heals your Gut: The dense gelatin in bone broth is a vital nutrient for healing the gut.
- Makes your hair, nails, and skin glow!
- Improves joint health.
- Strengthens your immune system.
- Fights inflammation.
- Can improve sleep.
There are a lot of in-depth articles you can find easily online that go into much more detail on each benefit if you are interested in doing more research and reading on it. Here is a solid YouTube video of an interview with Sarah Pope discussing the bountiful benefits of bone broth – very informative.
Chicken Feet Bone Broth
Yield 14 cups
Gadgets you will need when making your bone broth: Large Stock Pot Asian Strainer, A few large bowls, Fine Mesh Strainer with Handle, Mason Jars, large metal spoon and a ladle.
- 2-4 lbs of chicken feet
- 3-4 quarts of filtered water
- 4-8 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- 1 onion rough cut
- 4-6 carrots
- 1 celery stalk
- Set your stock pot on your stove and put 2-4 lbs of chicken feet in pot, if frozen, that is fine... now pour over the chicken feet the apple cider vinegar and let sit (with no flame) for about 45 minutes. This step pulls out all the nutrients from the bones.
- Now fill the pot with filtered water about 2 inches above the bone and throw in the veggies.
- Turn to a simmer and put lid on pot and let it simmer for 18-24 hours.
- Turn off and let cool for about an hour, then lift out all the bones/veggies with your Asian strainer into a bowl.
- Now take another large bowl or a large pot with a lid and put the fine mesh strainer over the top and pour the broth through strainer to filter out all the grit.
- Put lid on or plastic wrap if it is in a bowl and put in refrigerator to cool down and the fat will separate and rise to the top. I let mine cool for about 4 hours or overnight.
- Take broth out of fridge and skim off the fat with a large metal spoon. The broth will be like jelly which is GOOD, means it is loaded with collagen and gelatin.
- Set about four or five 1 quart mason jars on counter and put the wide mouth funnel over one and scoop out the broth with a ladle and put in the jars... Put 3 days worth of broth in fridge and freeze the rest.. it only stays fresh for about 3-4 days. But you can freeze it for up to one year.
- IMPORTANT: Only fill mason jars for the freezer 75% full to have room to expand when frozen or the jar will crack! To serve yourself a nice warm mug of bone broth to enjoy, this is what I do: Put 1/2 of the 1 quart mason jar of broth into a saucepan on stove and warm up on medium heat, add 2 scoops of collagen peptides, 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and 1/2 teaspoon of pink Himalayan salt, then pour into a large mug and squeeze 1/4 of a lemon into broth and mix.. ENJOY! I am addicted!
Want Bone Broth Nutrients in a Faster, Easy to Consume Way?
I get it, sometimes you want to get all the nutrients of bone broth, but you’re busy and need something quick and convenient. My bone broth protein powders and bone broth collagen bars are delicious and easy for an on-the-go protein boost. Just whip up a quick smoothie with our protein powder or grab one of our bars and hit the road. Plus, we only source our bones from organic, pasture-raised animals to afford you the greatest possible health benefits.