Chicken Necks are one of those items you may not normally think about when shopping. February 2019 Featured Chef, Jodi Brown has a couple different ways to get the most out of this sometimes forgotten part of the chicken. There are some powerful nutrients in chicken necks and more meat than you might think. Try this delicious anti-inflammatory and healing beverage and use the chicken meat for a yummy chicken salad.
Instant Pot Bone Broth
Recipe Author: Jodi Brown | Auto Immune CEO
USWM Shopping List: Chicken Necks
- 2.5 lbs Chicken Necks
- 6 Cups Water
- 2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 Tbsp Fresh Grated Ginger
- 2 Tbsp Fresh Grated Turmeric
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
- 1/4 tsp Fine Ground Black Pepper (leave out if you are AIP and haven’t re-introduced)
- 1/4 Cup Organic Lemon Juice
Instructions For Instant Pot Bone Broth
To your Instant Pot add:
- 1 package US Wellness Meat chicken necks (defrosted)
- 6 cups water
- 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- Manually set the Instant Pot to high for 3 hours. I typically do this before bed and let the machine hold it at a safe temperature until I get up in the morning. When completed, I remove the necks to a bowl to cool.
- If you have a cat or dog, skim any fat and loose matter from stock with a hand held fine mesh strainer and add it to their food. They’ll love you for it. If you are animal free, skip to the next step.
- After you remove the chicken necks, turn the Instant Pot onto sauté’ function and bring to a boil. Make sure you have 6 cups of liquid in the pot. If not, top it off and add:
- Fresh Grated Ginger
- Fresh Grated Turmeric
- Sea Salt
- Fine Ground Black Pepper
- Organic Lemon Juice
- Let simmer for 5 minutes then turn it off to cool in the pot.
- Strain into glass jars.
- Reheat and enjoy as desired.
- Add an hour to your initial cooking time if the chicken necks go into the pot frozen.
Not sure how to get all the delicious meat off the necks without having a bunch of tiny bones with it? Watch this quick video on how to clean chicken necks.
I use the chicken meat for tacos and chicken salad. My experience is it’s so tender it needs some crunch so I fold the meat with my favorite guacamole recipe, toss in some fresh herbs and serve it up with some apple or carrot slices. It’s a great protein rich compliant snack for us AIP folks.
Some walnuts will make it no longer AIP but Paleo and that’s not so bad, right? Chicken necks…twice as nice.