This is miracle broth. It was all I could eat during my first trimester of pregnancy with Asher. It soothed my tummy and was so nourishing….just ask Kobe Bryant.
*If you already have a chicken carcass, disregard step one.
- I buy the 2 pack ORGANIC chickens at Costco, so I always have one on hand.
- In a pressure cooker, I chop and saute 1 whole onion and 4 garlic cloves in about 1 Tablespoon oil.
- While this is cooking, combine 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper and a heaping tsp of paprika. Remove heart and other vitals from the chicken and set aside (DO NOT THROW AWAY!) Rub mixture onto whole chicken.
- When onions are fragrant and soft, I add chicken to the pressure cooker and brown on all sides. When this is done, add 3-4 Tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 tsp thyme. Seal the cooker for 30 minutes.
- Remove chicken from pressure cooker and carve meat from the carcass. The meat is so tender, I can usually just peel it away with a fork….DO NOT TOSS ANY REMNANTS.
- DO NOT REMOVE ANYTHING FROM PRESSURE COOKER if you are continuing from cooking whole chicken, there should be plenty of juice in the bottom of pot….yum!
- Add carcass back into the pressure cooker along with any scraps..this includes those vitals you pulled and even the skin. If you can, try to break some of the bones so the marrow can release easier.
- If you are feeling like you need an extra boost, especially to soothe digestion, add some chicken feet or necks. (You can buy a whole bag or either at Whole Foods and keep them in the freezer.)
- Add just enough water to cover the bones and add 1 Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. (You can’t taste it afterwards and it’s important because it helps break down the bones and pulls the iron rich marrow out…this is the super food.) Don’t forget to throw in onion, garlic,carrots, celery and some herbs too.
- Seal the pressure cooker and cook for 3 hours.
- Release and strain everything, keeping only the broth. At this point, you can either season the broth with salt, pepper and paprika and drink or use it to create a yummy homemade soup.
*Just a couple of notes: If you make bone broth on the stove you need to bring to a boil once and simmer for 6+ hours to get the same effect as the pressure cooker. Always make sure to add the vinegar and DO NOT BOIL for more than the initial heating.