Chicken Bone Broth (in a CrockPot)! Not only is broth delicious, comforting, and versatile, when made from healthy chickens and veggies, it’s one of the most nutrient-dense substances you can consume! The boxed store-bought concoction is NOT real broth, and the real stuff is SO easy to make – you can do this! Your body and wallet will thank you! Bone broth contains all of the valuable amino acids, collagen, gelatin and trace minerals (like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur, & others) that most of us are lacking in our diets, and bone broth helps support: joints, gut, skin, immune system, detoxification, metabolism. If you made a whole chicken in the crockpot (recipe here) just put the bones back in the crockpot, add whatever: veggies & herbs (I use onion, celery, carrots, garlic, italian seasoning, bay leaves, salt and pepper), chicken feet (clip the nails for more collagen), organs (though this makes the broth strong: beware). It’s important to add at least 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (to draw out nutrients from the bones). Fill the pot with water, and cook on LOW for about 24 hours. The longer, the better, really; just keep adding water if needed.
Then, when you’re tired of waiting to kick-start your health, turn it off, let it cool a bit, strain the broth, discard the bones & stuff (eat the veggies if you want), pour into jars or baggies, and freeze until you need it for a recipe or want to drink it (like I and my baby do every day!).
There’s so much information out there on the multitude of benefits from consuming broth, and check out my page devoted to its benefits from more! If you don’t have the time to make your own broth, you can just buy some of mine! Consuming a little bit of broth daily or even a few times per week can add so much fuel to your body! Your organs, joints, skin, energy, and immunity will thank you! Go for it!!