Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Chicken and Beef Bone Broth

I’m having some issues with my arthritis lately, so I thought I’d make some anti-inflammatory foods to naturally calm the inflammation.  Today I made a chicken and beef bone broth with turmeric; a natural and clean anti-inflammatory food that tastes delicious and makes the healing power of bone broth even more powerful!

Bone broth can take a long time to make on the stove-top, or even in a slow cooker.  I make mine in the Instant Pot electric pressure cooker.  It only takes about 3 1/2 hours of high pressure cooking to make a high quality bone broth that would take 24 hours or more to make if you cooked it on a stove-top. If you like bone broths, check out my ham bone broth recipe, which is great on it’s own or as a fantastic base for soup.

Bone Broth Is Good for You, and Turmeric Increases it’s Healing Powers

Bone broth is naturally healing for joints because of the minerals and glucosamine, and the collagen helps to restore cartilage that we lose as we get older.  Turmeric has great anti-inflammatory benefits, and is really helps to reduce pain and stiffness in both osteoarthritis as well as rheumatoid arthritis.  Turmeric also has a wonderful yellow color that I think is so beautiful.  It is a key ingredient in curry as well.

If you want to learn more about the wonderful healing power of bone broth, here is a great article on bone broth benefits by Dr. Axe.  The Arthritis Foundation has a great article on the benefits of Turmeric.

Making Turmeric Infused Anti-Inflammatory Chicken & Beef Bone Broth

Here’s my easy way to make super-healthy, anti-inflammatory turmeric powered bone broth.  You can drink this broth on it’s own, add a little miso to it at the end to make a wonderful probiotic soup, or use it as a base for most any type soup, stir fry or gravy.  I like to keep a little out for immediate use, and freeze the rest for later.

Ingredients:

  • Bones from 2 natural chicken carcasses (no antibiotics or hormones is best).  I save the bones from natural rotisserie chicken that I buy at the grocery store.  When you eat the chicken, just put the bones in a freezer bag and save for soup making!  For this batch of bone broth, I have the bones from a Whole Foods smoked chicken and a HEB natural rotisserie chicken.
  • Two natural (no hormones or antibiotics is best) beef soup bones or marrow bones.  I used marrow bones for this batch of bone broth.
  • 1/2 of a large white onion, chopped coarsely.
  • 1 heaping tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. organic apple cider vinegar.  This helps bring the minerals out of the bones and into your soup.
  • 1 tsp. Red Boat Fish Sauce.  This anchovy sauce really boosts the flavor in just about everything!
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper.  (The pepper helps the turmeric provide anti-inflammatory benefits)
  • Filtered water to cover the ingredients.

Also very helpful:  Use a Soup Sock.  This disposable gauze cooking sack holds all the bones and vegetables.  All the “goodies” cook into the soup, but stay in the bag.  When done, you don’t have to strain your broth – just remove the bag and throw it away.  It’s a great time saver – I highly recommend using a soup sock.  It eliminates the need to strain your bone broth.

Turmeric Bone Broth Ingredients
Ingredients for Turmeric Bone Broth with Chicken and Beef Bones.

How to Make Turmeric Chicken and Beef Bone Broth

Place your chicken bones, beef bones, onion and garlic inside the soup sock or directly into the stainless steel pot of your Instant Pot electric pressure cooker.  If you don’t have an Instant Pot, any electric pressure cooker brand will work.  Add enough filtered water (filtered water will give you a much better flavor than regular tap water; it’s likely a lot healthier too) to cover the ingredients, but do not fill the pot more than 3/4 full.  You might have to arrange the bones a bit by hand to make it all fit properly.

Add the remaining ingredients into the pot and seal the lid.

Set the timer for 120 minutes on high pressure.

When done, let the pressure release naturally.  When the pot is depressurized, remove the lid and pull out the soup sock.  Place it in a strainer over a bowl for 5 – 10 minutes or so to strain off the beautiful golden broth.

I like to remove some of the excess fat from my broth before I store it or use it.  Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties work best when a little fat is incorporated, so don’t remove all the fat!  To remove some fat quickly, pour the bone broth into a large container and put it in the freezer until the fat rises to the surface.  Don’t let the broth freeze.  You’ll want to pull it out of the freezer while the broth is still liquid.  When the fat has solidified on the surface, use a spoon and scoop it out.  I discard mine, but you could save it and use it for cooking.

After the fat is removed, the anti-inflammatory turmeric chicken and beef bone broth is ready for use!  I usually freeze some of the broth for later use, using quart size freezer bags.  This broth is highly concentrated, so I combine a quart of bone broth with plenty of water when making soup.  You’ll still have the great flavor and health benefits, and also a big pot of healthy, anti-inflammatory, healing soup!

Here are some pictures of the process of making my anti-inflammatory turmeric chicken and beef bone broth. 

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Add ingredients for turmeric bone broth.
Coarsely chop half a large white onion. Add 1 heaping teaspoon of chopped garlic, 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon of Red Boat Fish Sauce, 1 teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar with the mother, 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper.

 

Ingredients in soup sock.
The soup sock contains the rotisserie chicken bones, beef bones, chopped onion and minced garlic.

 

Tie soup sock.
Tie the soup sock so the ingredients don’t fall out.

 

Turmeric bone broth with chicken and beef bones. In soup sock and ready to cook in the Instant Pot.

 

Cook at high pressure for 120 minutes. Release pressure naturally.
Set Instant Pot electric pressure cooker to high pressure, for 120 minutes. After it’s done cooking, let the pressure release naturally before removing the lid.

 

Healthy bone broth is done.
The anti-inflammatory turmeric, chicken and beef bone broth is cooked and ready to come out of the Instant Pot electric pressure cooker.
Drain the soup sock in a colander over a bowl.
Remove the soup sock from the Instant Pot electric pressure cooker and place it into a colander over a bowl to drain.

 

Cool the bone broth in order to remove the fat from the surface later.
Pour the freshly cooked turmeric chicken and beef bone broth into a container to cool. Put in the refrigerator or freezer so the fat will collect on the surface. You will scoop off the fat later and discard it (or save it for cooking with).

 

Remove the fat from the cooled broth, then store in jars or freeze for later use.
The chilled anti-inflammatory turmeric, chicken and beef bone broth is ready to have the fat removed. Remove the fat and discard or save for cooking. Pour broth into jars for use in the near future, or pour into freezer bags to freeze for a later time.

 

Freeze the bone broth for later use, or keep in jar for immediate use.
Anti-inflammatory turmeric chicken and beef bone broth is placed into freezer bags for later use. I’m keeping a small jar out for use in some sauces I plan to make in the next few days.

 

Freeze the bone broth in freezer bags for later use.
I place the freezer bags of liquid bone broth into a container in the freezer until fully frozen. This keeps the bags upright and makes it easier to thaw and use when I’m ready.

Approximately 3 quarts

Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Chicken and Beef Bone Broth

An easy bone broth recipe with the anti-inflammatory power of turmeric. Made in an Instant Pot electric pressure cooker.

15 min

2 hr

2 hr, 15

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Ingredients

  • Bones from 2 natural chicken carcasses (no antibiotics or hormones is best).  I save the bones from natural rotisserie chicken that I buy at the grocery store.  When you eat the chicken, just put the bones in a freezer bag and save for soup making!  For this batch of bone broth, I have the bones from a Whole Foods smoked chicken and a HEB natural rotisserie chicken.
  • Two natural (no hormones or antibiotics is best) beef soup bones or marrow bones.  I used marrow bones for this batch of bone broth.
  • 1/2 of a large white onion, chopped coarsely.
  • 1 heaping tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. organic apple cider vinegar.  This helps bring the minerals out of the bones and into your soup.
  • 1 tsp. Red Boat Fish Sauce.  This anchovy sauce really boosts the flavor in just about everything!
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper.  (The pepper helps the turmeric provide anti-inflammatory benefits)
  • Filtered water to cover the ingredients.

Instructions

  1. Place your chicken bones, beef bones, onion and garlic inside the soup sock or directly into the stainless steel pot of your Instant Pot electric pressure cooker.  If you don't have an Instant Pot, any electric pressure cooker brand will work. 
  2. Add enough filtered water (filtered water will give you a much better flavor than regular tap water; it's likely a lot healthier too) to cover the ingredients, but do not fill the pot more than 3/4 full.  You might have to arrange the bones a bit by hand to make it all fit properly.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients into the pot and seal the lid.
  4. Set the timer for 120 minutes on high pressure.
  5. When done, let the pressure release naturally.  When the pot is depressurized, remove the lid and pull out the soup sock.  Place it in a strainer over a bowl for 5 - 10 minutes or so to strain off the beautiful golden broth.
  6. Remove some of the fat (optional)

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Below are links to some of the products I use, which are mentioned in this article.

         

Soup Socks

Instant Pot Replacement Sealing Ring

Organic turmeric powder

Red Boat Fish Sauce

 

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