3 to 4 pounds of chicken bones and cartilage (ideally ALL of the chicken such as feet, neck etc) or a whole chicken
1 to 2 large carrots, roughly chopped
2 large celery ribs, roughly chopped
1 large onion, roughly chopped
2 bay leaves and spices of your choice
2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste after cooking
Add vegetables and bones (or a whole chicken) to a crockpot. Add vegetables and bay leaves. Feel free to add other spices of your choice. Fill the crockpot with filtered water until it covers the chicken bones or the whole chicken. Add 2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar.
Cook on low for at least 24 to 40 hours
Store your broth. Strain bones, vegetables, and spices from your broth. Store it in glass mason jars.
Using apple cider vinegar and cooking over a 24 hour period helps to draw the minerals out of the bones. What is left is an amazing food to help boost immunity as well as a helping aid for people who are having issues with intestinal permeability or leaky gut. Just like grandma always said, chicken soup is the way to go!
You can use as the base of a soup, use instead of water to make rice, or just drink a mug daily like you would tea (add Tbsp coconut oil or ghee & sea salt for additional gut healing benefits).
NOTE: If using a whole chicken, boil the chicken until the meat is cooked, then remove the meat and allow the bones to simmer for another 12 or so hours. Use the shredded chicken to add to a soup, salad, or any of your other meals.