We Finally found the one – the ultimate chicken bone broth – and of course we found it at wellness playground, Erewhon. This health food mecca has been a hotspot for the deep-vibes wellness crowd since first opening in the 60s. Our community is abuzz about the new location set to open on the westside of LA in April.
Bone broth offers major health perks across the board, from beauty to digestion. It’s rich in minerals that supercharge the immune system, and contains healing compounds like collagen and glutamine which do everything from heal the lining of our gut to balance out our hormones. Learn more about how this savory liquid can help your body heal here.
This chicken bone broth from Erewhon is one of the most delicious ones we’ve ever had. It also happens to be decked out with potent healing ingredients that take healing to the next level: Reishi helps reduce stress and boost immunity; lemongrass contains a wide range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants as well as anti-fungal and pain-reduction properties; turmeric is impressively anti-inflammatory, especially when paired with black pepper; and then there’s ACV, which really does it all…
Adaptogenic Chicken Lemongrass Bone Broth
Yields 4 quarts
filtered water – enough to cover everything by 2 inches
¼ cup organic olive oil
2 oz organic ginger, chopped
2 oz organic lemongrass, outer stem removed, minced (2 stalks)
4 chicken bones (legs or mixture of bones)
1 onion, rough chop
½ celery, rough chop
½ carrot, rough chop
8 cloves garlic
1 bunch parsley, rough chop
½ cup apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp Celtic sea salt
1 Tbsp turmeric powder
1 Tbsp cracked cell-wall reishi powder
2 tsp ground black pepper
¼ cup lime juice, to finish
In a stock pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped ginger and lemongrass and sauté until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Add turmeric powder and reishi powder and continue to cook for a minute longer.
Add the remaining ingredients to the stock pot, adding the water last. Cover with water and turn heat to high to bring to a boil. When boiling, reduce heat to a gentle simmer on medium-low or low, depending on your stove. The pot should be bubbling lightly but not boiling rapidly. A long and slow simmer ensures the bone broth is clear and the long simmer helps to extract the collagen from the bones and joints. Partially cover with a lid to avoid too much evaporation.
Simmer for 12 hours or up to 14 hours for the most flavorful and nutrient-dense broth. Strain with a fine mesh strainer. Taste and adjust with additional sea salt.
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Hi, would this be four individual chicken bones, or the bones from 4 chickens? It seems to be a lot of vegetables for using only 4 leg bones and I have found that the more cartilaginous the bones (such as necks, backs and wings) the better the bone broth. Thanks!
If you don’t have time to make the bone broth and use one that is pre-made, can you still add the adaptogens to it as you heat it up? or do they need to be slow cooked with everything else in order to be the most effective?
Thanks so much for this great article! At Sunbird Farms, we’ve been trying to spread the word about the nutritional benefits of pastured poultry. Bone broth is just one more amazing way to use the “whole chicken” to create healthy food for your family! Thanks Chalk Board!
I gotta try this asap!!! 😀
I read on their site that it also contains mushrooms, dandelion, echinacea and kombu. How would I go about adding these? With tea bags?