Posted: 01/14/2013 1:00 PM
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Chicken Soup Recipe
Your mom may have been on to something when she fed you chicken noodle soup when you were sick. Studies suggest that it could help your chances of beating that cold and flu bug.
Homemade Bone Broth
- Bones from a free range chicken
- 1 large yellow onions, peeled and quartered
- 1 carrots, unpeeled and halved
- 2 stalks celery with leaves, cut into thirds
- 2-3 sprigs fresh parsley
- 1-2 sprigs fresh thyme
- 2-3 sprigs fresh dill
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and cut in half crosswise
- ½ teaspoon Redmond’s RealSalt
- ½ teaspoon whole black peppercorns
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice or vinegar
- Enough water to cover
- Place all ingredients in the slow cooker, cover with water and cook on low for 24-48 hours. Add additional water if necessary. Cook until you can sink the nail of your thumb into a bone (a small bone if it is a large animal like a cow or deer). The strain out all of the solid pieces and throw them away. Use immediately, freeze in 2 cup increments or leave in refrigerator to use throughout the week.
- Benefits: powerhouse of nutrition, easy to digest, full of gelatin, vitamins and minerals, no chemicals, no MSG (very difficult for a sick person to work through when their immune system is already working really, really hard).
- Serve to a sick person, or save to make Chicken Soup.
6-8 cups of homemade stock
4 tbsp. butter or coconut oil
4 stalks celery, chopped
4 small carrots, peeled and chopped
Handful of chopped spinach
1 small white onion, diced
4 – 6 oz. chopped/shredded cooked chicken
1 tsp. sea salt
½ tsp thyme
½ tsp. pepper
Sauté onion in butter or coconut oil. Add carrot, celery, stock, chicken, and spices. Simmer for 1 – 2 hours on the stove, adding cooked chicken and spinach at the end to warm through (cook raw chicken in the soup for full cooking time). Cook 8-10 hours in the crock pot (add cooked chicken and spinach 30 minutes to an hour1 hour before eating if using a slow cooker). Serves 4 – 6.