Gut Healthy Bone Broth

Another delicious and easy recipe that goes with gut-healthy foods is bone broth. This gut health recipe is super-easy, oh-SO-healing, and good to have on hand as part of a leaky gut diet…

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 24hrs in a slow cooker, 90 minutes in an instant pot
Makes: approximately 3 quarts
About 3 lbs of pasture-raised chicken bones (raw or cooked)
enough water to cover the bones by 2 inches (about 3 quarts)
1 medium onion, chopped into large chunks
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp pink or Redmond’s Real Salt
4 bay leaves
2 tsp herbs de Provence (optional)
1. Combine the bones, onion, apple cider vinegar, garlic, sea salt, and bay leaves in a slow cooker or instant pot. Pour enough water on top to cover the bones by about 2 inches (but don’t overflow your pot! Make sure you leave at least an inch of space from the top.)Secure the lid.
2. For a SLOW COOKER, cook on LOW for 24 hours.
For the INSTANT POT, press manual and set the timer to 90 minutes.
3. Once it’s done cooking, allow the pressure to come down for about 10-15 minutes before quick-releasing the steam (you could also let the pressure naturally release on its own).
4. Transfer the bones, bay leaves, onion, and leftover garlic from the broth to a bowl using a slotted spoon. Allow them to cool before throwing them away.
5. In batches, transfer the broth from your pot to a large bowl by straining it through a wire mesh sieve (or large strainer). Allow to cool in the bowl slightly before transferring to glass jars to store in the refrigerator.

The fresh broth will last about 5-6 days in the fridge. If you have leftovers, freeze them in ice cube trays and store in the freezer for later use.

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