Alright, y’all. I have been promising you this recipe for a while now, and finally remembered to take pictures while making it! Bone broth is AMAZING. And crock pot bone broth is even better, because it’s easier. The old saying that chicken soup can heal you when you’re sick is more than just a saying.
But they’re not referring to Campbell’s, guys. As much as they’d like you to believe it, monosodium glutamate (MSG), modified food starch, and most of those other ingredients are NOT supposed to be in normal foods. They’re talking about great-grandma’s homemade soup with the bone broth she made and canned. I’m telling you, they knew what they were doing back then when it came to cooking (and shocker- it DIDN’T include MSG!)
Broth, when done right, is chock-full of amazing minerals that the body can absorb easily, like calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, silicon, sulfur, and more. It also contains broken down material from cartilage and tendons–stuff like chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine. Thankfully, it doesn’t take much to make sure it’s done right. You really just need to make sure you use bones from organic, pastured, grass fed chickens. This is super important, because as we all know, what you eat is all throughout your body. So if a chicken is fed GMO grains and pesticide-laden foods, then that is what you’ll get out of the bones.
Crockpot Bone Broth
- Bones of one whole organic chicken
- Salt & pepper
- Leftover vegetable scraps celery, onion skins, etc. for flavor
- 1 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar
- Water to fill crockpot
- Place everything in the crockpot
- Season as necessary
- Fill crockpot with water
- Set on low and cook for 24 hours
- Strain into mason jars, leaving 1 inch of headspace
- (optional- refill crockpot with water, add one more dose of apple cider vinegar, and then cook again for a second batch)
- Cool in the refrigerator overnight, then freeze (or can it instead)
That is seriously all that is to the bone broth. Bones, water, seasonings, veggies, and apple cider vinegar. Cook for 24 hours, and put into jars. Freeze. Repeat.
I’m so excited to have all of this awesome broth on hand, because it’s amazing for healing leaky gut (aka the cause of autoimmune diseases!). I’ve been drinking it in mugs and making soups galore. It can be used in so many things, I hope that you enjoy it too!