We Finally found the one – the ultimate chicken bone broth – and of course we found it at wellness playground, Erewhon. This health food mecca has been a hotspot for the deep-vibes wellness crowd since first opening in the 60s. Our community is abuzz about the new location set to open on the westside of LA in April.
Bone broth offers major health perks across the board, from beauty to digestion. It’s rich in minerals that supercharge the immune system, and contains healing compounds like collagen and glutamine which do everything from heal the lining of our gut to balance out our hormones. Learn more about how this savory liquid can help your body heal here.
This chicken bone broth from Erewhon is one of the most delicious ones we’ve ever had. It also happens to be decked out with potent healing ingredients that take healing to the next level: Reishi helps reduce stress and boost immunity; lemongrass contains a wide range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants as well as anti-fungal and pain-reduction properties; turmeric is impressively anti-inflammatory, especially when paired with black pepper; and then there’s ACV, which really does it all…
Adaptogenic Chicken Lemongrass Bone Broth
Yields 4 quarts
filtered water – enough to cover everything by 2 inches
¼ cup organic olive oil
2 oz organic ginger, chopped
2 oz organic lemongrass, outer stem removed, minced (2 stalks)
4 chicken bones (legs or mixture of bones)
1 onion, rough chop
½ celery, rough chop
½ carrot, rough chop
8 cloves garlic
1 bunch parsley, rough chop
½ cup apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp Celtic sea salt
1 Tbsp turmeric powder
1 Tbsp cracked cell-wall reishi powder
2 tsp ground black pepper
¼ cup lime juice, to finish
In a stock pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped ginger and lemongrass and sauté until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Add turmeric powder and reishi powder and continue to cook for a minute longer.
Add the remaining ingredients to the stock pot, adding the water last. Cover with water and turn heat to high to bring to a boil. When boiling, reduce heat to a gentle simmer on medium-low or low, depending on your stove. The pot should be bubbling lightly but not boiling rapidly. A long and slow simmer ensures the bone broth is clear and the long simmer helps to extract the collagen from the bones and joints. Partially cover with a lid to avoid too much evaporation.
Simmer for 12 hours or up to 14 hours for the most flavorful and nutrient-dense broth. Strain with a fine mesh strainer. Taste and adjust with additional sea salt.
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