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This gut healing and homemade chicken soup from scratch is very nutritious especially when the broth is made the traditional way through simmering bones for 12-24 hours resulting in a mineral rich broth that offers many health giving properties. After learning how beneficial bone broth is I cannot let any bones go to waste without making a broth for my soups. If your looking for a homemade chicken soup recipe from scratch using a rotisserie chicken you can use the bones from the chicken to make your own homemade bone broth for the most flavorful gut healing chicken soup.
Below is my basic 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 just add some salt, cracked pepper and enough water to cover the carcass in my slow cooker and let it simmer overnight. You can also flavour your broth with any herbs that you like.
Gut healing bone broth recipe
1 chicken carcas (pull chicken of bones and save for later)
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
1/2 tsp cracked pepper
8 cups 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.
Gut Healing Chicken Soup
This anti inflammatory chicken soup made with turmeric hits the comfort spot and is delicious when served with homemade gluten free bread or a sprouted whole grain bread lightly toasted with melted butter on top.
How to make chicken soup at home
2 cloves garlic finely diced
I onion diced
2-3 medium sized carrots diced
3 celery stalks dices
Large handful of green beans cut in half
2 potatos 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 grassfed butter
8 cups bone broth
1 tsp miso paste (optional for more flavour)
Himalayan salt and cracked pepper to taste
*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 and let everything saute together until vegetables start to soften up and slightly brown.
*Transfer all ingredients including diced potato and shredded chicken to broth in slow cooker and let it 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.
Nutrition Tip ~ 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 important for helping to make healthy bones
While this immune boosting chicken soup recipe is great for gut healing it may not be good for those with histamine intolerance as bone broth is a high histamine food. Always remember that one person's medicine is another persons poison.
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