Gut-Healing Chicken Stock & Soup

Posted by Riannon Page on

Ever wondered how delicious healing can be? Introducing our Gut-Healing Chicken Stock & Soup!

A good gut-healing soup all starts with the stock. Benefits of making your stock, apart from being delicious it also has many health benefits, it is rich with essential fatty acids, as well as proteins and iron, and you also end up with beautiful cooked and flavoursome chicken to add to your favourite soup.

Why we love this recipe:

We simply love it because it not only delivers a delicious and comforting bowl of soup but also prioritises health and well-being. The homemade chicken stock, infused with a variety of wholesome ingredients, not only serves as a flavourful broth but also contributes to gut health. Ultimately, this gut-healing chicken stock & soup is a testament to the idea that nourishing your body can be a truly satisfying and delicious experience.

Stock ingredients:

  • 1 whole organic chicken
  • 2-3L filtered water
  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 Tbsp peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp Celtic salt Rosemary, oregano, thyme, sage (mixed dried herbs are good too)

Soup ingredients:

  • 1 whole chicken (cooked)
  • 3 celery stalks (chopped)
  • 300g potato - diced
  • 1 head broccoli - chopped
  • 1 head cauliflower - chopped
  • 2 carrots - chopped
  • 1 large zucchini chopped
  • 1 tsp crushed ginger optional, fresh chilli optional - organic brown rice noodles seasonings- Celtic salt, pepper to taste, mixed herbs, turmeric, garlic powder, onion powder

How to prepare:

  1. Add all ‘stock” ingredients to either a pressure cooker or slow cooker pressure cook and cook accordingly
    • Pressure cooker - 1 hr
    • Slow cook for 3 hrs on high/ 6 hours on low) 
  2. Once cooked remove the chicken strain the liquid into a separate pot and set aside(this will be the stock of your chicken.
  3. Pull apart the chicken and remove the bones, because you slow-cooked your chicken this part will be easy as it should just fall off the frame. 
  4. Shred your chicken up and add to a bowl. 
  5. In either your pressure cooker or a  large pot on the stove top add in all your other “soup” ingredients, with stock, chicken, and seasoning.
  6. Cook again for 30 minutes in a pressure cooker, or 1 hour on medium-low heat on the stovetop.
  7. Serve your soup with salt and pepper to taste, and some toasted sourdough bread - Enjoy!

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