This is a very nutritious and healing broth that can be eaten as a meal or as a supplement to a meal. It includes the super healing foods, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, ginger, and garlic and cooks for 12+ hours to break down the gelatin from the chicken bones. I make a batch each week and eat it for lunch as part of my new regime. Very healing and delicious. You can substitute other bones if you don’t like, or get bored, of chicken.
3 quarts filtered water
1 Tbls. apple cider vinegar
3-4 Tbls. virgin coconut oil
1 medium organic, free range or kosher whole chicken, cleaned.
8 organic carrots, sliced
2-4 celery stalks
2-4 organic zucchinis, sliced
3 medium organic white or yellow onions, peeled and sliced
4 inches fresh grated ginger
5 cloves garlic, peeled and diced
2-4 Tbs. Celtic Sea Salt or Redmond’s Real Salt (PAT: this is the only salt my nutritionist will now let me eat. Claims it’s the only real salt with natural nutrients)
healing spices such as turmeric, cumin, or fennel may be added if desired
1 large bunch parsley (optional)
1. Place filtered water and apple cider vinegar in a large stainless steel pot and let stand for 10 minutes.
2. Add the oil, chicken, vegetables, ginger, garlic, salt, and spices of your choosing.
3. Bring to a boil over a high heat. Let boil 60 seconds, then lower the heat and simmer with the lid on for 12-24 hours (yes, Hours).
4. About 30 minutes before removing soup from heat add parsley, if desired.
5. Remove from heat.
6. What to do with the chicken meat depends on where you are in the SCD. If you’re in an introduction stage then you only want the broth. But if you’re in stage 1 or more then you can remove the chicken meat from the bones and add it back into the soup, discarding the bones.
6. Put whole pot in refrigerator over night, and skim off fat in morning. Then I divide it into 2 or 3 containers and keep one in the ‘fridge and put the others in the freezer for later.
Note: The chicken is going to be very tender and want to fall apart when you remove it. I use a large Japanese basket scoop and tongs to lift the chicken out in as whole a manner as possible. Even so, do be aware of small bones that could be in the broth.