Make your own gut healing bone broth at home.
So why bone broth?
It’s great for your gut, your skin, your hair, your bones, your immune system, plus much more…
Simply warm and drink as is or use anytime a recipe calls for chicken stock.
I gave it to H from about 8 months old in small amounts. He still loves to have a little bowl of it on chilly morning – or anytime, and it’s great to have on hand when he is sick and off his food.
I use a slow cooker but it also works well in a presser cooker and on the stove – time permitting.
Simply add your leftover chicken bones from last nights roast chicken (try my quick lemony chook or this roast chicken with sage) in a pot along with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar – an important step as it helps to extract all the goodness from the bones. Also add a chopped carrot, celery, a bunch of parsley stalks (optional), bay leaves, peppercorns, salt and fill it up with water.
Cook for 24 hours in a slow cooker, strain and you will end up with a beautiful clear stock. Adjust seasoning and store in the fridge for a couple of days. I like to freeze half in individual containers so I can defrost just the right amount.
Gut Healing Bone Broth
- Bones from 1 whole chicken, preferably organic ,roasted *see notes
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 carrots ,chopped in 3
- 2 celery stalks ,chopped in 3
- 1 bunch parsley stalks
- 1 onion ,halved
- 2 bay leaves
- 5 black peppercorn
- 1 tsp salt
Add all ingredients to a slow cooker and fill with water. Cook on low for 24 hours. Allow to cool slightly and strain. Adjust seasoning.
Store in the fridge or freeze for later.
If not using bones from leftovers, buy organic bones from your butcher and roast in the oven beforehand.
Using the bones from 1 chicken will produce a stock that is slightly jelly like once cooled. I sometimes use the bones from 2 chickens. This will produce a stock that sets like jelly once cooled.