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Bee's Chicken Soup + Bone Broth

Listen up! I am about to share my cure to flu season & an unhappy gut: homemade chicken soup. And, why would chicken soup be good for your gut? Well, bone broth is anti-inflammatory & packed with amino acids*, so that's why. So, come let me teach you how to make chicken soup from scratch...it might be even better than your grandma's. Check it out!


Ingredients

  • 5-6 large celery stalks

  • 5-6 large carrots

  • half a white onion

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 1 whole potato - I switch up my starch/filler between sweet/rustic potatoes, lentils, corn, gluten-free pasta, really whatever you'd like to bulk up the soup!

  • tbsp dried basil

  • tbsp dried thyme

  • tbsp dried rosemary

  • tbsp dried parsley

  • tsp garlic powder

  • 3 bay leaves

  • salt

  • pepper

  • 1 small rotisserie chicken - I've purchased great non-GMO rotisserie chicken at Lucky's, Sprouts, Alfalfa's & Whole Foods!


The Process

  • Start with the rotisserie chicken - buy one at the store & eat as much meat as you'd like. You'll just need the carcass, & there's typically enough meat left on the bones to suffice for the soup. The meatier you want the soup, the more you save from the rotisserie chicken - simple!

  • Once you've eaten your fill, take the carcass & place it in the crockpot - fill the crockpot up the rest of the way with water & cook on low for 12-15 hours.

  • This step is the most time consuming of them all (45 min.-1 hour): once your timer has gone off, turn the crockpot off, wait 1 hour to cool then remove the meat off the bones to save for the soup & strain the broth with cheese cloth. You want to be very careful & observant to get all of the bones out.

  • Once you've completely removed all of the bones from the meat & broth, pour the meat & broth back into the cleaned crockpot.

  • You will now add all ingredients: carrots, celery, onion, garlic, potatoes, basil, thyme, rosemary, parsley, bay leaves, garlic powder, salt & pepper to taste!

  • Once you've combined all ingredients in the crockpot, fill crockpot with water**.

  • Cook on low for 4-6 hours

  • Ready to eat!


*There are 9 essential amino acids that do everything from transporting nutrients throughout the body to preventing illness. Not to mention, they're vital for building muscle.

**Do not fill water to the top if you're using lentils or gluten-free pasta as it expands & will overflow the crockpot



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