Basic Meat and Bone Broth

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15 min 72 h 1
Basic Meat and Bone Broth
Health Highlights
This is an essential GAPS recipe–the foundation for nearly all of your GAPS meals. GAPS-Intro Diet, Stage One and beyond


1 medium/large bird Whole Chicken (preferably organic, free-range with as many parts as possible including giblets, feet, and/or beak)
2 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
1 large White onion (to taste)
3 large Carrots (to taste)
3 large stalk(s) Celery (to taste)
1 bunch Parsley, Italian, fresh (to taste)
1 leaf Bay leaf
1 tsp Sea Salt (to taste)


  1. Place the chicken and chicken parts in a large crock pot (or stockpot). Add enough filtered water to cover the chicken and bring to a boil. Remove any “scum” that is on the surface (these are impurities and should not be eaten)
  2. Remove the chicken, leaving the stock in the pot. Let cool and take the meat off of the bones. Place your meat (including the skin and soft tissues) into a storage container in the fridge and return everything else (bones and all other parts) to the crock pot.
  3. Add more filtered water to the pot along with the vinegar (vinegar helps draw out the minerals from the bones), veggies, herbs and salt. Bring this to a boil, lower heat and simmer for as long as possible, at least 6 hours, but 36-72 hours is optimal. The longer you simmer, the more medicinal your broth will be.
  4. Strain all the solids from the broth, pour into jars, and store in the fridge. Use within 5 days. If you want it to keep longer, place it in the freezer.


Bone Broth

may help to keep your collagen strong, for healthy hair, skin and nails - and also may help to repair leaky gut!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 2647
Calories from fat 1398
Calories from saturated fat 391
Total Fat 155 g
Saturated Fat 43 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 34 g
Monounsaturated Fat 63 g
Cholesterol 874 mg
Sodium 3554 mg
Potassium 4478 mg
Total Carbohydrate 41 g
Dietary Fiber 17.8 g
Sugars 23.1 g
Protein 280 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 12.8
Vegetables 11.9

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