Chicken Soup is not only healing but it’s also comforting. Recently I made it on the list for a much needed surgery. Needless to say minutes before surgery prep, it was cancelled as a precaution due to a sore throat and voice loss. This virus has kicked my butt and it only got worse so chicken soup for a healthy soul to the rescue! Part of my pre-surgery prep was to stop taking all of my health supplements, probiotics and I wasn’t sleeping as soundly as usual (surgery nerves of course). Remember to take care of yourself.
I almost always make my own chicken broth. It sounds intimidating but it is very simple. There is nothing better than the nutrients that come from your own kitchen and a real chicken carcass. Two meals in one: Supper #1 Roast Chicken and Supper #2 Chicken Soup (the entire carcass is used for chicken broth). The next time you roast a chicken or purchase a roasted chicken make the broth or save the carcass and freeze it for later use.
Chicken Bone Broth
Gluten free, dairy free, nut free
- Entire chicken or turkey carcass
- 10-12 cups of water
- 1 whole onion, skin on and washed well
- 3 whole carrots, wash, break in half, skin on
- 2 pieces celery, washed, break in half
- 3 cloves of garlic, skin removed
- 1 tsp herbamare
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Optional: 1tsp any fresh or dried herbs such as oregano, bay leaves, thyme, rosemary
How to Make:
- Add ingredients to crockpot or pressure cooker, (crockpot 12 hours min) *the longer the more minerals and nutritrients that get extracted
- After the broth is done, strain it in a large pot or bowl so there is just left over broth (discard the remains)
- Strain it one more time to remove excess pieces
- Your house will smell delicious
The longer it cooks, the better. Bone broth is a good source of vitamins, minerals, collagen, electrolytes and a dose of glycine (amino acids) which is said to aid with sleep. Have a warm glass with your evening routine. If you saved any veggie scraps in a freezer bag, add them to the broth for more nutrients and flavour.
The next time you roast a chicken or purchase a roasted chicken save the carcass and freeze for later use.
- While broth is brewing, I cut up all of the veggies and set them aside in a bowl
- After the broth is done, strain it in another pot so there is just left over broth (discard everything else)
- I like to leave it over night and restrain it in the morning but that’s up to you
- By the way, the house will smell delicious!
Soup for the Soul
- 8 carrots (peeled and diced)
- 1/2 a red onion diced (or any onion you prefer)
- 3 whole celery stalks
- Cooked chicken cut small or shredded (left over from the night before or cooked chicken breast)
- As a remedy I add the above ingredients
- As a meal I add 1.5 cup of cooked Quinoa
- Serve and Enjoy!
“Cup a Soup” for me since it reminds me of my Mom taking care of me when I was sick as a kid
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