Chicken Bone Broth Recipe

Chicken bone broth recipe - Dr. Axe

Total Time

48 hours



Meal Type



  • 4 pounds chicken necks/feet/wings
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, peel on, sliced in half lengthwise and quartered
  • 4 garlic cloves, peel on and smashed
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 3 tablespoon ACV
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 5-6 sprigs parsley
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 18-20 cups cold water


  1. Place all ingredients in a 10 quart capacity crock-pot.
  2. Add in water.
  3. Simmer for 24-48 hours, skimming fat occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Discard solids and strain remainder in a bowl through a colander. Let stock cool to room temperature, cover and chill.
  5. Use within a week or freeze up to 3 months.

Bone broth is one of the most healing foods you can consume, including popular chicken bone broth. Rich in nutrients like gelatin and glycine, it helps to protect and heal your gut lining, skin and digestive tract. Try this easy-to-make healing recipe for your digestive system and more today!

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    • Ben on

      The biggest crock pot I see is 8 quarts, where can I buy a bigger one?

      Also – are you supposed to cover? I made a beef bone broth yesterday for the first time on the stovetop and did not cover and 10 hours lost a LOT of liquid.


  1. debi on

    i just happened onto your site, and literally have spent the ENTIRE day reading & downloading information and recipes, and watching the quick videos. I’d like to make a suggestion on your videos… please add the name to the final scene, too, as by the time i’ve watched the video, i’ve forgotten the name of the recipe i’m watching!

  2. Elizabeth on

    I’m so grateful for you sharing all your fabulous informative
    knowledge.Thankyou so much.
    We can never have too much
    healthy food advice ❤️

  3. Kim on

    Can any vinegar be substituted for apple cider vinegar. Is apple cider vinegar really necessary and if so why ? Couldn’t any sort of vinegar be used??
    I understand that apple cider vinegar has many positive heath effects when taken raw or just straight from the bottle. Apple cider vinegar is healthy but cooking so long like this …
    I mean doesn’t cooking it so long destroy the healthy components of the apple cider vinegar? I actually make my bone broth with A pressure cooker and cook it for about 1.5 to two hours straight , under pressure that is.

    • Mary Hayes on

      In this situation, the apple cider vinegar is used to help draw out the nutrients from the bones. in a sense, it softens the bones.

  4. Joe Kalentkowski on

    can you use just wings? Also,can you add chicken livers? { for chicken bone broth?}
    I was reading your recipe and just wondered. Is beef bone broth better than chicken, or are they the same?

  5. Johanna on

    I do not add salt until the bones have seen removed. It is my understanding that salt can leach out toxins into the broth.

    I also use chicken heads, turkey and chicken feet. I cook on stove top for at least 24 hours. Broth is much thicker than when I use crock pot. The Instant Pot broth was very thin.

    This has healed problems I have had for years.

  6. Suzie on

    Can I buy Bone Broth in a store? Where can I buy salmon from Alaska. The most popular salmon selling in my city is Atlantic salmon.

  7. felicia mccollin on

    i have an overactive thyroid since last year june its now in a normal range and this info is life saving …in the process of following through with the bone broth…thankyou

    • Phillip L Ward on

      Guess a compost bin if you don’t mind the chicken bones in your garden. If not try a vita mix on the bones while they are soft. Legs bones get so soft after a few hr. that I take scissors & cut ends off & crack the center bones.

  8. I.H on

    Thanks I make my own, once a week. I would like a way to make bigger batches and store them, how to store it other then freezing would be great.

  9. Dot on

    If your want a way to store it long term without freezing buy yourself a pressure canner
    And you can bottle it in jars with metal lids or Mason jars. I brought one to New Zealand and it is such a great item to own. You just add the broth to jars once it is ready and process it.

  10. Sheryl on

    I have Sibo and I am sure I have leaky gut, started out with h-pylori got c-diff from all the antibiotics had a fecal implant still not well was tested for sibo last summer tested positive and still seem to have it. Recently I went on a 17 day elemental fast but when I came off the fast I am still sick.
    I am taking your bone broth along with collagen, that really doesn’t upset my stomach also am using Dr. Gundry’s greens and vital reds, was using his prebiotic but read that prebiotics and probiotics were not good for someone with Sibo, whether it is good or bad bacteria it is still a problem. I would appreciate any recommendations. I just turned 73 this has been going on for 4 years don’t know how much longer I can do this.

  11. Ellen on

    I hate to throw food away. Can we immersion blend the vegetables after cooking and still get the bone broth benefits?

    • Joni on

      I hate to throw away food too, but after the veggies have cooked this much, there is basically no nutrients left in them, it’s all in the liquid. One thing I like to do too is keep a gallon freezer bag in my freezer that I throw odds and ends into-chicken bones, vegetable peelings (if cleaned well), ends of celery stalks, ends of other veggies I cut up… so when I DO make the broth, I’m mostly using the parts that may have gone into the trash in a different day!

  12. Phillip L Ward on

    How I make mine broth is I go to sprouts market & get a organic rotisserie chicken if you don’t care if organic get a bigger chicken from Sam’s or Costco. Then debone it everything but meat goes in pot, after a few hr. I take the big wing & leg bones out & cut end or knuckles off {bone gets soft so I use scissors] then break open the middle section. I like a little kick with mine so I chop a jalapeno pepper with seeds, & crushed red pepper. Also I use dehydrated onions, celery I don’t like the white bottoms so I cut a couple inches off bottom & also use the leafy hart. Someone wanted where to get chicken feet, I think I have seen at mexican & oriental markets. I have a large cup every morning 12/18 oz & yes when I heat it up I add a couple dashes of crystal hot sauce yes I like a little heat with mine.

  13. Andrea on

    Suggestion- It would be helpful if you (or a staff person at least) took time to answer questions. Without information asked in many of these questions I am sure people are unable to make your bone broth… or are just turned off and go away. That would be a shame since you provide a lot of valuable info.

  14. Sumita Kundu on

    You are wonderful and knowledgeable doctor. I have arthritis problem. so i am following the diet whatever you said.Thank you very much. Hopefully i ‘ll get the good result.

  15. Joni on

    I also add coriander seeds to my cooking broth, as well as turmeric to my own cup for added benefit! Delicious and amazing for health!


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