This rotisserie chicken bone broth is made with the bones of a store bought rotisserie chicken and can be made in the instant pot, slow cooker or on the stove top.
*this post was updated March 2nd, 2020
So, I’ve been a bit obsessed with rotisserie chicken bone broth lately. I realize how morbid bone broth even sounds if you haven’t really heard of this craze but here are some simple and amazing facts about what it can do for your life.
Healing Benefits of Bone Broth
- Contains collagen which helps heal the gut lining
- Strengthens bones, teeth, nails and hair (we can definitely see a difference)
- Reduces joint pain and inflammation
- Boosts immune system
- Aids in healing allergies, asthma and arthritis
Can I Use Rotisserie Chicken to Make Bone Broth?
Although you can purchase (expensive) bone broth in stores, making it yourself is much more cost effective and way easier. ESPECIALLY if you did what I did and use the bones of a rotisserie chicken.
Ideally, you want your chicken to be organic as the quality of the bones relates to the quality of the minerals being pulled from them.
Not only did I purchase this chicken from whole foods, but I got a couple dinners and a large pot of soup out of it!
Can I freeze Bones and Vegetables Before Making Broth?
Yes! Many people including myself have a constant bag going that contains vegetable and bone scraps from cooking various meals. Once a gallon zip lock bag is filled up, it’s my sign that it is time to make a batch of bone broth!
Is Costco Rotisserie Chicken Healthy?
When people think of rotisserie chicken, they often think of Costco as it is a staple in the store and many people buy it for it’s low price and convenience.
I always say that health is in the eye of the beholder. Personally, I wouldn’t make this broth with a Costco rotisserie chicken unless it was all I had because typically they are not raised in an environment that would contribute to the best nutrients possible in your broth, but it is up to you!
Whole Foods does sell organic chickens that are pre-cooked and dont forget, you can cook a whole healthy chicken yourself!
Which Bone Broth is Healthier: Chicken or Beef?
Chicken and beef are equally dense in nutrients IF the animal was raised in a way where it was getting the proper care and feeding. This usually means that the cow or chicken needs to have access to grass and be grass fed and pasture raised in a farm where it has access to movement and not factory farmed where it is feed grains and antibiotics.
With that said, they both offer different nutrient profiles and different flavors that can be used in different types of cooking.
I tend to make more chicken bone broth than beef because it is easier and because it goes well in many more of the dishes I cook rather than beef.
How to make Rotisserie Chicken Bone Broth in the Instant Pot:
Making bone broth in the instant pot will save a lot of time. Typically the most nutritious bone broth has been simmered for at least 24 hours. Since an instant pot cooks under pressure it will take about 4 hours from start to finish.
- Follow instructions in original recipe steps 1-4 however, instead of adding bones and vegetables to a stock pot, add to the instant pot.
- Add water enough to your max fill line depending on the size of your instant pot.
- Set instant pot to manual HIGH pressure for 120 minutes. It will take about 3o minutes for the instant pot to come up to the correct pressure.
- Once instant pot is done cooking, let the pressure release manually before straining and adding broth to jars for storing.
How to make Rotisserie Chicken Bone Broth in a slow cooker or Crockpot:
- Preheat oven to 450
- Place all bones and vegetable on a sheet pan evenly spaced
- Roast for about 15-20 minutes or until bones and veggies have a nice brown roasted color
- Add bones and vegetables to a crock pot or slow cooker
- Add 12 cups of water and turn on low for 24 hours
- Cool broth and strain out bones and vegetables
- Add to mason jars leaving some room at the top for expansion or other containers and cool down before storing in fridge.
How Long Can I Store Bone Broth in Fridge?
If bone broth has been stored in an airtight container without being opened, it can last up to a week in the fridge.
If it is being used daily and its being exposed to oxygen, it will last 3-4 days.
The true test to see if your bone broth has gone bad is always to smell it. If it smells weird then toss it!
To keep bone broth from going to waste, freeze in mason jars with room at the top OR in ice cube trays.
Broth can be frozen for a couple months! Make sure you leave enough room in your container for it to expand Broth can be used to saute instead of oil (i.e - saute kale in broth instead of oil) Recommended serving is 1 cup per day. It takes about 2-3 weeks to REALLY notice a difference in your digestion and skin! Makes a great gift to give to anyone having health or digestive issues! It is the reader's responsibility to determine the value and quality of any recipe or instructions provided for food preparation and to determine the nutritional value, if any, and safety of the preparation instructions.
Nutrition Information: Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 42Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 123mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g
Broth can be frozen for a couple months! Make sure you leave enough room in your container for it to expand Broth can be used to saute instead of oil (i.e - saute kale in broth instead of oil) Recommended serving is 1 cup per day. It takes about 2-3 weeks to REALLY notice a difference in your digestion and skin! Makes a great gift to give to anyone having health or digestive issues!
It is the reader's responsibility to determine the value and quality of any recipe or instructions provided for food preparation and to determine the nutritional value, if any, and safety of the preparation instructions.