Think twice before throwing your kitchen scraps in the bin. Waste not with this spicy herb bone broth using leftover chicken bones. It’s not only perfect for winter soups and stews but also contains immune-boosting properties.
MAKES 2 jars // COOKING TIME 3–4 hours
Bones from 1 chicken
2 onions, quartered
4 carrots, halved
2 celery stalks, halved
1½ tsp red chilli flakes
1 bunch parsley
1 bay leaf
2 tsp peppercorns
1. Add the chicken bones, onions, carrots and celery to a large pot. Fill the pot with water until it covers the chicken bones by 3 cm.
2. Bring to the boil and, using a ladle, skim off any bits and pieces that float to the top of the water.
3. Put the lid on and simmer for 3–4 hours.
4. Strain the broth and cool completely. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months, or the refrigerator for 3–5 days.
5. When ready to serve the broth, transfer to a pot and add the remaining ingredients. Simmer gently for 30 minutes. Season to taste.
6. Enjoy this dish as a warming and nutritional meal on its own or add it instead of stock to your soups and stews.
Recipe & styling: Elizabeth Mackenzie
Photography: Samantha Pinto // HMimages.co.za
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