Bone broth

Bone broth

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 45 mins

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Serves 4
This immune-boosting soup, made from chicken bones and flavoured with bay, lemon and herbs, is packed with nutrients for healthy bones, hair and nails

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal150
  • fat3g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs24g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre2g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.9g
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Ingredients

  • 1 meaty chicken carcass, plus any jellified roasting juices from it, skin and fat discarded
    Chicken

    Chicken

    chik-en

    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 1 large onion, halved and sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • zest and juice 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1-2 red chillies, halved, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • small pack coriander, stems and leaves chopped and separated
  • 1 large garlic clove, finely grated

Optional topping

  • 250g pouch wholegrain basmati rice

Method

  1. Break the chicken carcass into a large pan and add the onion, 1.5 litres of water, the lemon juice and bay leaves. Cover and simmer for 40 mins. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly, to make things a bit easier to handle.

  2. Place a colander over a bowl and scoop out all the bones into the colander. Pick through them, stripping off the chicken and returning it with any onion as you work your way down the pile of bones.

  3. Return any broth from the bowl to the pan – and any jellified roasting juices – along with the chilli, ground coriander, cumin, coriander stems, lemon zest and garlic. Cook for a few mins until just bubbling – don’t overboil as you will spoil the delicate flavours. Taste, and season only if you need to. Meanwhile, heat the rice following pack instructions, then toss with the coriander leaves. Ladle the broth into bowls and top with the rice.

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ljshakey
8th May, 2017
5.05
A lovely refreshing broth. I used a leftover rotisserie chicken carcass as well as roasted wing tips and thigh bones. I cooked it for longer than stated (3 hours on a simmer) and it turned out amazing. I didn't add fresh coriander as I hate the stuff but my husband added some to his portion. We will definitely make this recipe again!
gemini18189
22nd Feb, 2017
5.05
Delicious recipe. We didn't bother with the rice topping but just sprinkled the coriander leaves on top of the soup before serving.
catie74
26th Dec, 2016
Restorative
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