As much as I love winter weather (hello, snow…hello, bug-free world), I absolutely dislike the flu season it comes with. Last time I shared this amazing healing spiced ginger and honey tea that my family loves to sip throughout the cold months. In addition to that, I love having a huge batch of this easy homemade chicken broth either on the stove or in the fridge to quickly warm up. We drink this multiple times a day when sick, or just a few times a week just for some nourishment.
I can cook this broth for 6-12 hours, depending on how much time I have. This chicken broth is so simple, you literally just have to throw things together and simply let it cook for a decent amount of time. I like the minimum of six hours because that’s when the flavor really gets locked in. Plus, the nutrients and minerals only start to release after a few hours of cooking. This is an ideal broth to drink after a full day’s worth of simmering.
This easy homemade chicken broth requires very simple but wholesome ingredients: chicken bones, whole peppercorns, garlic, ginger, and some onion. I don’t like adding anything else since I feel it overpowers the delicious natural flavor of the chicken stock. All the ingredients have great properties to heal and nourish the body. My mom actually made double batches of this soup weekly after I had my second baby and I would constantly drink this broth to warm up and to have some energy.
Besides drinking this broth when I’m feeling down, I also love using this broth for the base of many soups: lentil, minestrone, harira, corn soup, and so on. Try it out and let me know how you like it!
- 1/2 lb chicken bones (ribs, drumstick, etc.)
- 12 cups filtered water
- 1 tsp black peppercorn
- 1/4 cup peeled raw garlic cloves
- 1 small onion, roughly diced
- 2 inch piece of ginger, roughly chopped
- Himalayan salt to taste (1 heaping tsp approx)
- Wash the soup bones and place in a large pot with the water.
- Add the spices and remaining ingredients.
- Cover pot and bring to boil. Skim off the layer of foam.
- Cover again and let it simmer on low for 6-12 hours.
- Add water if it evaporates too quickly, and check salt before drinking. Enjoy on its own or use as base for other soup recipes.
Adding in a dash of turmeric in every serving makes it more beneficial.