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Savory Thyme Roasted Chicken Hindquarters

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Wash and pat chicken dry. Massage 1-2 tablespoons ghee into chicken, coating well. Season with salt, thyme, and pepper.
  3. Place chicken on a large rimmed baking sheet and place into preheated oven. Cook for 35 minutes or until skin crisps and meat is cooked through.
  4. Transfer to a plate and let rest 5 minutes before serving.

 

Health Benefits

Chicken has an incredible amount of protein for its low calorie content. Chicken is also loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, especially B vitamins, which are helpful in preventing cataracts and boosting energy and immunity.

And don’t forget to save the bones! When cooked for an extended period of time, they offer up a broth that is incredibly rich in collagen that will help to heal your gut and fortify you hair, skin, nails and joints. When you have a large amount of chicken bones or a carcass, toss it into a slow cooker and add celery, carrot, onions and a tablespoonful of apple cider vinegar (to help break down the bone minerals). Cover with water and cook on low for 12-18 hours. Strain out all ingredients.

Can be used as broth in any soup or frozen for later!

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