Chicken bone broth

bone broth

bone broth

Chicken broth!! My favourite broth would have to be chicken broth - the taste is sweet and delicious to drink alone or to add to most foods, its highly nutritious, itโ€™s easy to make AND you can save time by cooking a whole chicken then having dinners/lunches sorted for the week ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Broth is one of the most nourishing foods you can feed yourself and your child! Itโ€™s easily digestible, nutrient dense and an incredible rich source of minerals - boosting immunity and lining our digestive tract. It is especially valuable as it contains gelatine which enables food to be digested more easily - which is why it is perfect to add to everything! I like to cook my grains in chicken broth also (quinoa/rice/polenta/couscous for added flavour and digestion).

For first foods for your baby you can โ€˜thinโ€™ their puree with bone broth, or for baby led weaning you can feed them broth in a bottle of sippy cup. Its great to get your baby used to drinking savoury drinks from an early age.


Chicken broth recipe:
1 organic chicken
1 bag chicken feet/necks (best source of gelatin!)
2 Carrots chopped 
2 celery sticks chopped
1 brown onion chopped 
Herbs (I used the celery stalks, parsley, thyme, sage and bay leaves) 
2 TBSP apple cider vinegar
Black peppercorns 


Method:
1. Add all ingredients to a large pot or slow cooker and fill with water until covering.

2. Bring to just below boiling point then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 2 hours then remove chicken (check that it is cooked through) - remove meat from the chicken and place the carcass back into the pot. The meat can then be eaten or stored in the fridge for 3 days.

3. Simmer for 12-24 hours (you may have to top up the water a few times as it evaporates, if you donโ€™t the broth will be more gelatinous but you will have less of it).

4. Strain the stock and discard solids.

5. Cool to room temp then place in airtight containers/ice cubes.