Healing and Nourishing 7-day Bone Broth recipe

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I make a weekly batch of bone broth in our house, but I still find myself buying the box broth at the co-op when I make my favorite Vietnamese Pho soup because I don’t have enough! I had heard of people making broth over the course of a week so I decided to cook my homemade bone broth for a few extra days and make a huge batch that I can freeze to have on hand for future use. So now I frequently make 7-day Bone Broth.

7 Day Bone Broth:


  • 1 whole organic, free-range chicken (beef bones are pictured above, and chicken bones are pictured below…we use both).
  • enough filtered water to cover it in a crock pot every day for 7 days
  • 4 Tbsp apple cider vinegar (ACV) — very important because it pulls the minerals out of the bones and deposits them into the broth — where to find
  • Sea salt
  • 21 garlic cloves
  • 3 sweet onions
  • Any spices you desire if you plan to make this a soup base


  • Place the chicken in a crock pot and cover with water, 2 Tbsp ACV, and salt
  • Start on high until it is boiling then turn down to low and keep the crock pot on low until the chicken is done, about 5 hours
  • Take chicken out and clean off the meat
  • Then, place the carcass back into the crock pot, throw back in all the skin and knuckles — everything will cook down to bone broth deliciousness!
  • Cover with water and add 1/2 onion, 3 smashed cloves of fresh garlic, 2 Tbsp ACV, and any spices you would like

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  • Let this cook for 24 hours
  • Then strain off the broth and pour into a large glass container — I use large mason jars
  • Leave 2 inches of headroom in the jar if you plan on freezing the broth to allow for expansion
  • Put all the chicken parts back into the crock pot, minus the onion
  • Add back in another 1/2 onion, 3 smashed cloves of fresh garlic, 2 Tbsp ACV, and any spices
  • Repeat this daily for one week
  • The broth continues to become even more rich and flavorful as the days go on
  • I made 7 huge jars of 7-day Bone Broth to put into my freezer
  • Considering that those small boxes of broth at the co-op can be about $4.00 per box, if you get the organic stuff without MSG…this is a considerable savings
  • Yay for broth with health benefits that also leaves a little jingle in your pocket! 7-day Bone Broth

I have gotten many emails and questions about ordering bone broth online! I finally found a resource for that and wanted to include it here: “Kettle and Fire” CLICK HERE

7-day Bone Broth | Real Food RN

For more information on making your own Traditional Foods at home, I highly suggest picking up a copy of Nourishing Traditions, by Sally Fallon (click the image below to check it out for yourself)

bone broth Nourishing Traditions | Real Food RN

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