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The Instacart guide to chicken bones


About chicken bones

A package of chicken bones from the grocery store is an economical way to create homemade soups and stocks. Packaged bones usually include bones from the leg, breast, and back of a chicken. Although most of the chicken meat has been removed, most chicken bones still have enough meat to make a simple soup or add flavor to a stock. 

For the freshest chicken bones, choose bones that have pink or flesh-colored meat attached. Avoid bones with gray or pale meat attached. 

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FAQs About Chicken Bones

Chicken stock can be refrigerated in an airtight container for three to five days. Your stock will thicken after it chills due to the collagen from the chicken bones but liquefy again when heated. You can also freeze chicken stock for up to four months. Freeze stock in plastic freezer bags and lay flat in your freezer. If you freeze your stock in glass jars, be sure to leave a little space at the top of the jar to allow for expansion during the freezing process. Freezing stock in a silicone muffin mold or ice cube tray is a great way to create perfectly portioned stock for use in recipes—Transfer frozen stock cubes to a freezer-safe bag for long-term storage. 

Canning chicken stock allows you to keep your delicious homemade stock at room temperature for a year. Chicken stock must be pressure canned for food safety.

Chicken bones are a good source of minerals, collagen, and amino acids such as glycine and proline. Collagen and amino acids help support skin and digestive health. Minerals in chicken stock facilitate many bodily functions, including bone maintenance, hormone regulation, and oxygen transport. Our body cannot make minerals, so we must get them from food. A cup of homemade chicken bone broth is also a good source of protein.

Never give chicken bones to dogs. Cooked chicken bones splinter and break easily, creating sharp pieces that can cause serious damage to your dog's mouth or gastrointestinal tract. 
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