Chicken Bone Broth – We all have heard about the fantastic benefits of broth for our digestive system and to keep balance in our gut.
This is my simple recipe that I have been using for a long time now to prepare nutritional bone broth for my whole family. It has always been important to me to provide foods that nourish us not harm us and even in stock we find on the shelves in supermarkets are most often laden with chemicals like MSG – 621 (found also in malt extract and yeast extract).
To make the process as inexpensive as possible we purchase an organic or free range whole chicken from the local farmers market (one free from hormones and antibiotics) and roast it with vegetables for dinner. After our meal we remove all remaining meat and use the carcass as the base for our chicken bone broth.
How to make Chicken Bone Broth
Ingredients needed include:
- 1 organic/free range chicken carcass (remaining from roast chicken plus the garlic and onion we used to stuff the chicken)
- Vegetables you have on hand and in the fridge
- 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- Teaspoon of Himalayan Salt
- 1 tablespoon dulse flakes (high in Iodine)
- Filtered water (few litres)
-Add 1 organic/free range roast chicken carcass to a slow cooker
-We then add whatever veggies we have that are in need of use and also the extra parts of veggies in the fridge that we don’t tend to eat, such as:
- Celery tops
- Leek stalks
- Carrot skins
- Onion skins
- Veggies that need using such as carrots, kale, spinach, bok choy, zucchini etc. (anything you have)
-Add 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
-Add good teaspoon of Himalayan Salt
-Add 1 tablespoon dulse flakes (high in Iodine)
-Add filtered water to cover chicken and simmer on low for at least 8 -12 hours (we put on overnight)
-Strain liquid and use for soups or the base of other yummy dishes
Use this stock to make your own homemade veggie soup.
Hope you enjoy this is such a great base recipe you can use for any dishes that require stock!