Our Gut Health Nutritionist Jess, has formulated an easy chicken broth recipe that will be suited for anyone with any gut issues. Homemade broth is packed full of a protein called gelatin, made from dissolved collagen. Collagen is found in connective tissue. It’s also rich in the amino acids like glycine and proline. Glycine is an important neurotransmitter that has anti-inflammatory properties and supports the immune system. Proline, along with other key nutrients like vitamin C, helps to support healthy joint health and collagen production. It’s rich in glucosamine and chondroitin, two nutrients that help support joint health.
Homemade Gut Friendly Chicken Broth
1 whole chicken (organic preferred)
3-4 organic carrots, peeled and cut in half
4 organic celery stalks, cut in half
2 onions, quartered
1 head of garlic, halved
1 tsp peppercorns (or cracked black pepper)
2 bay leaves
2-3 sprigs of fresh thyme
Salt (pink Himalayan) to taste
- Chop and lightly fry onions and garlic till fragrant. (Leave out these if SIBO is an issue for you).
- Put whole chicken and all other ingredients into a stock pot – add garlic and onion.
- Cover with filtered water bring to the boil with lid on then simmer on low for at least 2-3 hours (this can be done in a crock pot and left for the full day) Keep topping up with water as it reduces.
- Remove chicken from stock and let cool.
- Finely strain the vegetables and herbs out of your stock. Discard skin and bones and hand shred chicken meat from chicken and set aside.
- Sip as liquid broth throughout the day. Save the shredded meat and cooked vegetables to add back in for a hearty soup option.
- Use broth immediately or refrigerate up to one week or freeze for up to 3 months.