10 Delicious Ways to Turn Bone Broth into Dinner

10 Delicious Ways to Turn Bone Broth into Dinner

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Kelli Foster
Feb 21, 2018
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I was first introduced to the wonders of bone broth when I experimented with a round of Whole30 last winter. After sipping on a warm mug of this rich, flavor-packed broth, I was instantly smitten and soon learned all the ways to work it into my meal plans. Regardless of flavor, bone broth (essentially a long-cooked stock) is super versatile and can be used in place of traditional broth or stock, and sometimes even water, to leave meals with a deeper, richer taste. Whether you have a little or a lot, here are 10 ways to work bone broth into your dinner.

1. Gingery Poached Egg Soup

This simple, soothing soup is a miracle meal that's easy enough to pull together on those nights you really don't want to cook. The eggs are poached in the broth and you can use whatever greens you have on hand.

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2. Weeknight Rotisserie Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

Soup is perhaps the simplest way to put a lot of bone broth to work. Even if you have beef bone broth, don't hesitate to use it for this weeknight soup; it adds a rich and delicious twist to classic chicken soup.

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3. Cheesy Panade with Swiss Chard, Beans & Sausage

Panande is basically a French bread stew, studded with beans, greens, and sausage. It's also a little bit brothy, like French onion soup. I'm partial to beef bone broth in this recipe for a deeper flavor, although chicken bone broth makes for absolutely delicious results as well.

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4. Tomato-Basil Chicken and Rice

Cooking rice in broth is always a good idea, as it's a simple way to bring even more flavor to dinner. In this skillet dinner, both the chicken and the rice simmer in the broth for a rich flavor.

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5. Farmers Market Risotto

If you have a big stash of bone broth, risotto is always a great option to consider, as it can be used in place of traditional broth. This veggie-packed rice dish can come together with whatever veggies you have in the crisper.

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6. Braised French Onion Chicken with Gruyère

If you have a pack of chicken thighs handy, a braise is a great way to incorporate bone broth into dinner. Here it's used to deglaze the caramelized onions and stew the chicken.

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7. Tomato-Braised Lentils with Broccoli Rabe

Swap the traditional chicken broth with any type of bone broth to pack even more flavor into this pot of creamy lentils.

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8. How To Cook Simple & Tasty Slow Cooker Chili

Like soup, bone broth (chicken or beef) can always be used to give your chili an upgrade. This version browns the meat on the stovetop, then simmers in the slow cooker all day long.

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9. One-Pan BBQ Chicken Burrito Bowls

The only thing better than burrito bowls for dinner is when the whole meal comes together in a single pot. Easy cooking and easy cleanup! Swap any type of bone broth for the chicken stock in the recipe and see how this recipe doubles in flavor.

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10. Warm Bulgur and Lentil Salad with Roasted Shrimp

Bone broth can be used in place of water when cooking any type of grains, rice, and lentils. Here, use it in place of the traditional broth and all or part of the water.

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