Healing Chicken Bone Broth
A slow cooked broth full of minerals and nutrients that are wonderfully nourishing for the gut and keeping you full for longer!
Makes approx. 2 litres, serves 8
Calories per serving: 49
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 4 celery stalks, roughly chopped
- 2 small onions, chopped
- 2 leeks, trimmed
- 1 large garlic clove, halved
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 1kg chicken wings and/or chicken carcasses (ideally organic)
- 1 tbsp live apple cider vinegar (ideally organic)
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 bouquet garni
- Handful of parsley stalks
- 6-8 black peppercorns
- Heat the oil in a large pan and sauté the celery, onions and leeks for 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic, carrots, chicken, apple cider vinegar, bay leaves, bouquet garni and parsley.
- Pour in 2-2.5 litres of water and bring everything to a gentle simmer, then cover the pan and cook gently for at least 3 hours, ideally 5-6 hours, to get the most nutrients from the bones.
- Check occasionally to ensure it has not dried out and top up with water if needed, skimming any scum from the surface.
- Place a sieve over a large bowl and pour the stock through it, allowing it to drip for 15 minutes. For a thicker, tastier broth you can gently press the soft vegetables through the sieve with a spoon.
- Either use it immediately or let it cool, then ladle it into containers and keep it in the fridge for up to 5 days. It can also be frozen.