By now, you’ve probably heard of the health benefits of trendy bone broth. Here’s how you can make your own. Get more unexpectedly physique-friendly recipes here.


  • 6 quarts water
  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • ¼ bunch fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp peppercorns


  1. Add water to a large pot and place chicken in it. Bring to a boil over high heat. Skim off the foam and discard.
  2. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil again, then cover and simmer for 4 to 8 hours.
  3. Strain chicken and vegetables from the liquid. (You can use the chicken for chicken salad later.) Pour the stock into an airtight container and refrigerate, letting it congeal overnight; or keep it frozen for up to 3 months.
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