Poultry - Chicken Bones 35lbs

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Ontario free-range chicken bones, whether from a whole bird or obtained separately, can be a valuable ingredient for creating nutrient-rich and flavorful homemade stocks, broths, and soups. 

Health Benefits of Ontario Free-Range Chicken Bones:

  1. Nutrient-Rich Broth: Chicken bones are a rich source of essential nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. When simmered to make broth, these nutrients are released into the liquid, creating a nourishing base for soups and sauces.

  2. Collagen and Gelatin: Chicken bones contain collagen and gelatin, which can provide several health benefits. Collagen is essential for healthy skin, hair, nails, and joint health. Gelatin can help support gut health and digestion.

  3. Immune Support: Homemade chicken broth made from bones contains immune-boosting properties. The amino acids and minerals in the broth, such as zinc, selenium, and glutamine, can help support the immune system.

  4. Hydration: Chicken broth is hydrating and can be a soothing beverage when consumed as a warm, low-calorie drink. It's especially useful when you're feeling under the weather.

Best Way to Prepare Ontario Free-Range Chicken Bones:

To make the best homemade chicken broth from Ontario free-range chicken bones, follow these steps:


  • 35 pounds of Ontario free-range chicken bones (you can adjust the quantity depending on the size of your stockpot)
  • Water (enough to cover the bones)
  • 2 onions, peeled and halved
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • Fresh herbs like thyme, parsley, and rosemary (optional)
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Clean and Roast the Bones (Optional): Preheat your oven to 400°F (204°C). If desired, spread the chicken bones on a baking sheet and roast them for about 30 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are browned. This step can enhance the flavor of the broth.

  2. Prepare the Stockpot: Place the roasted or unroasted chicken bones in a large stockpot. Add enough water to cover the bones completely.

  3. Add Vegetables and Seasonings: Add the onions, carrots, celery, garlic, bay leaf, peppercorns, and any fresh herbs you prefer. These vegetables and seasonings will add flavor to the broth.

  4. Simmer: Bring the pot to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat to low to maintain a simmer. Cover and let it simmer for at least 4-6 hours, or even longer for a richer broth. Skim off any foam or impurities that rise to the surface.

  5. Strain: After simmering, remove the pot from heat and let it cool slightly. Strain the broth through a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth into another large container, discarding the bones and solids.

  6. Season: Taste the broth and season it with salt to your liking. Add additional herbs or seasonings if desired.

  7. Store or Use: You can use the chicken broth immediately in soups, stews, sauces, or freeze it in portions for later use.

Homemade chicken broth made from Ontario free-range chicken bones is not only delicious but also incredibly nutritious. It serves as a versatile base for various dishes and provides numerous health benefits. Incorporating it into your cooking can enhance both flavor and nutrition in your meals.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

Excellent—there is gel in my broth (a sign of excellent quality).

Vencie Sagisi
Chicken bones

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Dexter Ross
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