A lot of recipes that we make require chicken stock and we all tend to buy it in tetra packs, but the boughten stuff does not contain the nutrients that homemade does.
Now I know what you are going to say, “Sally I don’t have time!”.
Au contraire my friends!!
Chicken or beef stock is one of the easiest things you will ever make and it will be one of the most nutritious things you will ever make also. Trust me!
It is a major player in healing your gut and your health, so before you run from the computer screaming let me show you how.
It is crazy easy. I promise.
The easiest and fastest way to make it and not babysit it is in the crock pot and the best thing is you don’t need to peel or chop anything just throw it all in and let it go anywhere from 12-24 hours. Seriously it is that simple. Here is what you will need.
Throw all these ingredients in a large crock pot:
Carcass of one chicken, or you could use necks backs thighs
2 medium onions, unpeeled, quartered
1 head of garlic, bud cut off, unpeeled
1 bunch of celery washed, root end cut off, cut in half
4-6 carrots washed, root ends cut off
2 bay leaves
6 whole peppercorns
1 tsp of sea salt
You could also add if you have leeks, mushrooms, fresh parsley or any other vegetables you have kicking around.
Now add enough water to cover it all, my crock pot is the bigger one so it took about 14 cups, but it depends on the size. Put the lid on and set it for as long as it will let you. You may have to go back a couple of times and reset it to keep going.
When you let this go for 12 and up to 24 hours you will have the most gorgeous golden brown gelatinous liquid that will be loaded with nutrients and minerals.
What was once just veggies and water has now become the magic elixir to cure what ails you. I swear it is amazing, you may even hear angels singing.
No joke. This stuff is the best.by