This gut-healing homemade chicken soup with bone broth is very nutritious, especially when the chicken broth is made the traditional way through simmering bones for 12-24 hours.
Making a homemade chicken bone broth from scratch results in a mineral-rich and healing bone broth soup recipe.
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After learning how beneficial bone broth is, I cannot let any bones go to waste without making a bone broth chicken soup.
If you are looking for a healing chicken soup recipe from scratch using a rotisserie chicken, you can use the bones from the chicken to make your own homemade chicken bone broth. Making a homemade chicken bone broth will result in the most flavorful gut healing chicken soup.
How to make chicken bone broth
Below is my basic homemade chicken bone broth that I make using chicken bones from a free-range whole roasted chicken that I buy from the local butcher.
Putting in a little bit of apple cider vinegar will help to draw minerals out of the bones, then I add some salt, cracked pepper, and enough water to cover the carcass in my slow cooker and let it simmer overnight.
You can also flavor your chicken bone broth with any herbs that you like, such as ginger, turmeric, parsley, green onion, cilantro, etc.
Homemade Chicken Bone Broth Recipe
One chicken carcass (pull the chicken meat off the bones and save for later)
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
1/2 tsp cracked pepper
8 cups of water
Place bones in a slow cooker and cover with 8 cups water. Let the broth simmer for approximately 12-24 hours, then remove bones from the broth by straining the broth through a colander and discarding the bones. You can use the broth for soups right away or freeze for future use.
This anti-inflammatory and healing chicken soup recipe made with turmeric hit the comfort spot. It is so delicious when served with homemade oatmeal flax bread or a sprouted whole grain bread lightly toasted with melted butter on top.
Ingredients for the homemade chicken soup from bone broth
2 cloves garlic finely diced
I onion diced
2-3 medium-sized carrots diced
3 celery stalks diced
Large handful of green beans cut in half
2 potatoes diced
2 cups shredded chicken from free-range roast chicken
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp rosemary
1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp nutritional yeast
2 tsp dulse flakes
2 tbsp grass-fed butter
8 cups of chicken bone broth
1 tsp miso paste (optional for more flavor)
Himalayan salt and cracked pepper to taste
How to make homemade chicken soup with bone broth
Cut potato in half and cover with water, bring to a boil, and let simmer till tender (approximately 20 mins)
In a large pan, melt butter on low to med heat. Add finely diced garlic and diced onion and let simmer until onions start to become translucent approximately 2-3 minutes.
Add diced carrots, celery, and green beans with salt, pepper, and spices. Let everything saute together until vegetables start to soften up and slightly brown.
Transfer all ingredients, including diced potato and shredded chicken, to the 8 cups of homemade chicken bone broth in the slow cooker. Let the chicken soup simmer for another 2 hours allowing the flavors to meld together.
Serve this homemade chicken soup in bowls with additional salt and cracked pepper to taste.
Benefits of chicken bone broth
Bone broth is mineral-rich and very healing for the digestive system. The minerals found in bone broth are in an ionized form, which makes them very easily absorbed and utilized by the body. The minerals found in bone broth are essential for helping to make healthy bones.
Potassium and sodium are two essential electrolytes abundant in bone broth that is essential for hydration and fluid balance.
Bone broth is a source of easy to absorb amino acids such as glycine and glutamine. Glutamine is one of the best amino acids to help heal the gut as it is a primary fuel source used by the intestinal lining.
Bone broth also contains amino acids essential for the formation of collagen which is why bone broth is touted for its anti-aging skincare properties.
The addition of apple cider vinegar, turmeric, Himalayan salt, and cracked pepper added to the homemade chicken bone broth soup is the perfect combination for an anti-inflammatory soup, rich in minerals and electrolytes!
While this gut-healing chicken soup recipe is great for healing the gut, it may not be great for those with histamine intolerance. Bone broth is a high histamine food that can aggravate histamine symptoms for someone with histamine intolerance.
Always remember that one person’s medicine is another person’s poison.
You may also like this chicken pot pie soup that is hearty, healthy and dairy-free!
If you do not tolerate onions are garlic which are high fodmap vegetables try making this Low Fodmap Chicken and Rice Soup with Lemon. You can also omit the onion and garlic from this chicken soup recipe and use the tops of green onion instead.
Homemade Chicken Soup with Bone Broth
- slow cooker
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 onion diced
- 3 stalks celery
- 1 cup green beans
- 2 potatoes
- 2 cups shredded chicken from roasted chicken
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp thyme
- ½ tsp rosemary
- ½ tsp oregano
- 2 tsp dulse flakes
- 2 tbsp grass-fed butter
- 8 cups chicken bone broth
- 1 tsp miso paste
- 1 tsp nutritional yeast
- Cut potatoes in half and place in a pot covered with water. Bring the water to a boil then cook the potatoes for 20 minutes. Remove the potatoes from the water and let cool before dicing into 1 cm chunks.
- Melt butter in a pan, then add diced onion are garlic. Saute for 3 minutes before adding diced carrots, celery, green beans, spices, salt and pepper. Simmer for another 10 minutes.
- Place all the ingredients into a slow cooker with 8 cups chicken broth, including the shredded chicken and potatoes.
- Season with additional salt and pepper to taste and let the homemade chicken soup simmer in the slow cooker for 2 hours to allow all the floavours to meld.