Simple Bone Broth

bone broth

Making bone broth is easy. Use this as a rough guide, and don’t be nervous about doing it wrong. The broth will be a little different each time you make it.

Recipe makes 6 servings.
Approximate Cook Time: 7-24 hours
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2 pound(s) chicken bones, wings, necks, or feet, or 2 lbs beef knuckle or long bones
1 medium onion(s), yellow, peeled and roughly chopped
4 cup(s) vegetables for bone broth, (use scraps from carrots, celery, kale, mushrooms, parsnips, fennel, peppers, parsley)
2 whole bay leaf(s)
1 tablespoon(s) peppercorns, whole
1 tablespoon(s) oregano
1 tablespoon(s) fennel seed
1 teaspoon(s) thyme
2 tablespoon(s) sea salt
2 tablespoon(s) apple cider vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Spread bones out on a baking sheet, and roast for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove bones from oven and add to a large soup pot. Add remaining ingredients, add water to fill the pot, cover with a lid, and simmer lightly on the stove top for 7-24 hours. NOTE: a film will develop on the surface, around the edges of the pot, as the broth simmers. Carefully skim this film off every few hours during cooking and discard.
  4. Season with sea salt (if desired), and strain to a clear broth.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers and consume within 24 hours, or freeze remaining broth in individual portions for later use.


  1. hayumbone

    I’ve seen many bone broth recipes, but this is the first one that calls for first putting the bones in the oven. What does that do for them?

  2. Lauri Polunsky

    Roasting the bones adds flavor.

  3. Allison Keller

    After I take chicken bones out of the oven I crack them open with my kitchen mallet to expose the marrow. It makes the broth even better! And any little bits can be strained out in a fine mesh strainer.

  4. Dottie

    Why do you use apple cider vinegar. I’ve never seen this in soup recipes.

    • Neely

      Dottie – It helps get more of the minerals and goodness out of the bones.

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