|Start with some nice normal aesthetically pleasing vegetables.|
As with the beef broth, when I started making my broth by ignoring the "optional" ingredients, specifically chicken feet, and while my broth tasted far better than any store bought broth I'd had in the past, it did not gel. While at the Asian Grocery looking for beef feet, I saw that they also had chicken feet, so I decided it was time to get past the ick factor. They weren't expensive. Three bucks got me all of these feet!
Ok. Kitty Chaser.
|Paleo Kitties Liesel and Dottie don't mind chicken feet.|
Remember, you're not going to eat the feet, just the nutrients they will leave in your broth. By the time you've simmered your broth for 24 hours, the bones have pretty much fallen apart.
I threw those feet into the bottom of my crock pot and covered them with chicken backs I had purchased from whole foods and let it soak with vinegar and water for an hour. I added my vegetables, and let it all simmer in my crock pot for 24 hours.
|Broth simply isn't pretty while its cooking.|
|Pretty gelled broth with a little more fat to skim.|
As with the beef broth, I poured the gelled broth into my silicone muffin "tins" and ice cube trays to freeze in nice portion sizes for easy defrosting later.
The Paleo Review: Thumbs Up! Chicken feet do look gross, but I cannot argue with the results they give in chicken broth. Try it and you will not be disappointed. If you can't get over the ick factor, just don't use the feet but still make your own broth.