- 1/2 onion, diced
- 7 cloves of organic garlic, diced
- 1 lb organic carrots, chopped up
- Fresh pressed organic olive oil
- 2 organic chicken breasts with bone-in (or a whole chicken)
- sea salt
- fresh ground black pepper
2 Add the onions to the stock pot on a low-medium heat to begin browning.
3 Add in the garlic and carrots to the onions and begin sauteing them all together. (the aroma is amazing). Sautee until the onions are a little brown and see-through.
4 Add the organic chicken breasts. Leave the skin, fat and bones on the chicken.
5 Add enough water to fill the stock pot 3/4 of the way full and bring to a boil. Once it's begin to boil, lower heat and simmer for 3 hours.
6 You may need to add a little water to it as you go. Feel free to skim any excess fat off the top of the water as it rises if you like, we keep it.
7 Remove the chicken breasts, peel back the skin and throw it away. Get rid of any bones and fatty pieces of meat (unless you like to eat that part). Shred the chicken breast with a fork. I save half the meat in a separate container to make stuff with later. I stick the other half back in the chicken soup.
8 At this point the soup is ready to serve. I put half of the soup away to add lentils or white navy beans too the next day for lunch or dinner. IT MAKES A LOT OF SOUP!
9 I like to freeze some of the broth for later. Homemade chicken broth is VERY good for you, especially for your digestive tract and immune system.
10 We eat it just like this. You can add your own twist to it using other GAPS approved vegetables and beans if you like; we do that with the half we stuck in the refrigerator.
11 (optional step) I give the baby the carrots because they are so soft and loaded with chicken flavor.
12 (optional) I make leftovers with organic green lentils. Just heat up the leftover soup and add the lentils. Bring to a boil and then turn down and simmer for 45 minutes. Makes great leftover soup.
This recipe for homemade chicken soup make A LOT. I like to freeze a lot of the broth for later and store half of the soup away for another day. I will add lentils or white navy beans sometimes. You canadd your own GAPS recommended organic foods to it as you see fit. It's a very basic soup and broth for the diet that is easy to make.
You only need one pot to make this soup. It takes 3 hours to simmer for best results but it's so delicious and there's nothing like homemade chicken soup from scratch. Using organic ingredients is very important for us because we can't have pesticides in our vegetables and hormones and antibiotics in our chicken.