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An old solution to illness that has been used over decades is Easy homemade crockpot Chicken Stock. The benefits of bone broth/stock are countless and every family should be aware of its beneficial effects. Every time a member in my family is knocked down by illness, chicken stock is one of our first steps back to wellness.
During the cooking process, chicken stock can look disgusting but the smell is incredible and covers the house with an amazing amount of warmth.
Chicken stock is my number one suggestion for pretty near everyone that I work with.
The major difference being, if you have histamine intolerance, than you want to reduce your cooking time.
Why do I recommend this as a starting point?
Chicken stock is jammed packed full of nutrients and goodness. The perfect balance of essential nutrients, healthy fats, minerals and anti-inflammatory proteins that your body is craving to make use of.
If you ever watch wild life documentaries, you may notice that the animal works quickly through the meat and straight to the bone and that is not only to sharpen those teeth of theirs but to get to the much needed nutrients
Chicken stock is simple to make and you can use a variety of herbs depending on where you are at with your gut health and your personal preferences.
Once your gut is more stable, you can move onto bone broth which is essentially the same other than you are boiling the bones rather than the bones and meat.
I personally like chicken stock but you can use almost any meat and they all have incredible nutrient value.
The most basic ingredients would be just chicken, water and salt but again as you continue to use this practice you will likely find yourself experimentling with various herbs.
Instructions For Easy Homemade Crockpot Chicken Stock
- Boil a large pot of water (enough water to cover the full small chicken and an inch or so higher)
- Once the water is boiled, I like to add 1/2 tablespoon of sea salt and then add in the whole small chicken.
- Turn the heat down to boil and add in 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. The apples cider helps to pull out all the amazing essential nutrients.
If you have a histamine intolerance you want to boil for 3-4 hours max. If not, it is a matter of what you like and taste. I personal let it go on simmer for about 6 hours. Personally, I add lots of salt and drink it in a cup throughout the day.
Once you get used to making stock and if you are getting tired of drinking it straight specific to gut health, you may want to play around with adding in veggies and creating various soups.
The color of the stock will change depending on what kind of meat that you used as well as how long you let it boil for.
After awhile in the fridge you will notice the broth congeals on the top. That is a good thing! It looks gross but that is where the bulk of the nutritional goodness is.
When you heat it up, just stir the fat into the liquid and you will forget how awful it looked. The taste is incredible!!!
Benefits of Bone Broth: Detox
I was so sick after I had my daughter. My nervous system was in bad shape. In the past I had struggled with chronic yeast and unfortunately, the problem was back.
I was not ok, both physically or emotionally. I’ve shared my story with many in the past and I won’t go through the whole thing here but one of the things that helped my body was chicken stock.
You can read more about how I got rid of yeast infections here.
Chicken stock was not the only thing that I did but following the GAPS diet for a solid year which included a large amount of broth and stock was a big part.
Learn more about GAPS diet. There is lots of information of the benefits of chicken stock on that site as well.
I believe that chicken stock was one of the key components that helped my body detox.
Benefits of Bone Broth: Digestion
The number one reason that I make chicken stock is because it is good for me.
At least, that is what my mom told me… lol
Every time that I was sick I can remember that incredible smell in the kitchen.
In all seriousness, chicken broth or stock really is good for you. The Glycine in the chicken is great for making stomach acid.
Lots of women that I work with have struggled with stomach acidity.
I hope that you enjoyed this post! I’d love to hear if you use easy homemade crockpot chicken stock in your home. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you add in yours!