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How to make HEALING chicken stock

Anyone had the flu this season?  Remember the old fashioned remedy that is chicken soup?  When your grandmothers soup could always make you feel so much better than anything from a can? 

Why is chicken soup better than “Tylenol?” It is because chicken soup has a natural ingredient which feeds, repairs, and calms the mucous lining in the small intestine. This inner lining is the beginning or ending of the nervous system. It is easily pulled away from the intestine through too  many food additives. Chicken soup… heals the nerves, improves digestion, reduces allergies, relaxes and gives strength. Hanna Kroeger- Ageless remedies from mother’s kitchen

Wow!  No wonder chicken soup is often refered to as a cure all when you are sick!  But I don’t think the effect is exactly the same from a can. 

Plus you can use chicken stock instead of bullion! 


Why bother? 

Animal bones are full of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and lots of other good stuff.

Bullion cubes are full of salt, hydrolyzed oils, sugar, and lots of other stuff I can’t pronounce. 

Here’s how it works:

  1. Buy your chicken with the bone in (it is cheaper that way anyway)
  2. Prepare the meat as you normally would
  3. When nothing is left except “scraps” Place the scraps in a pot and cover with water.
    For every 2-3 quarts water add 1/4 vinegar (which helps draw out the nutrients)
    Or the “imperfect” way is add enough water to cover everything and a splash of vinegar. 
  4. Add a few slices of onion and carrot, spices, whatever suits your fancy.
  5. Bring to a boil for about a half an hour then turn off and let cool.  Skim off any excess that rises to top. 

After it cools, pour your stock into the colander (making sure you have a large bowl UNDER the colander to catch the yummy stock). And there you have your stock!  

It can be used right away to make your own HEALING chicken soup or veggie soup! 

If you would like to use for bullion, pour them into ice cube trays, freeze, then place in a large freezer bag for later use.  I use 3-4 cubes in my vegetables, rice etc.  


How does it taste?

YUM!!  MUCH more flavorful than bullion and I feel so good that I am adding nutrients to our food instead of chemicals and unnecessary ingredients.  This is our favorite dish when anyone is feeling under the weather too.

What do you think?  Do you use stock in your home?

Part of the Green Resource at Sorta Crunchy, the Greenbacks girl, Life renewed, and a Delightful home

Category: Frugal, Simple living
  • Rebmoorewilliams says:

    I often cook a whole chicken in my crock pot and add a little water.  When it’s done, I usually have a few cups of stock that I pour out, chill, skim the fat, then freeze to use later for my chicken pie or soup.  Then,  after I use the meat, I boil the bones like you described to have a little more stock.  No added salt and much cheaper than canned stock!

    February 6, 2012 at 12:47 pm
  • Leslie says:

    I had a Inflamatory Bowel disease I healed with bone stock soups. I break the bones first with a knife and put the whole chicken to cook throughout the whole day to get all of the nutrients, plus add a tablespoon of cider vinegar and keep adding water all day. It makes the chicken so tender instead of getting the chewy pieces people get when they make it too fast. A great healing addition at the end after everything else has been added is coconut oil.  It’s a great anti-viral and I add a tsp to each bowl before I serve it. No strong coconut flavor so don’t worry and the flavor is amazing. 

    April 13, 2012 at 10:05 am
    • Katie @ Imperfect People says:

      Wow that sounds delicious!! Thanks for the tip!

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