Chicken Bone Broth Recipe

GAPS Broth

A chicken bone broth is very versatile and can be used in so many dishes and ways.  For picky children you can leave the vegetables out of the recipes and add no herbs and make it completely plain, then it can be added to things like icy-poles, stewed apples etc without being noticed, which is a great way to start getting broth into them and beginning the healing process by providing food for the enterocyte cells in the gut lining.

Also, as you progress through GAPS and the different stages this can be your daily medicine by adding herbs and other things to create a nutrient-dense healing food.  In our broth at home, I like to include as much nourishment as I possibly can in wholefood form- I’m terrible when it comes to regularly remembering to take supplements so I use broth as my supplemental food.  I include in our broth all the standard ingredients, bones, joints, vinegar, salt and peppercorns, carrots, celery, and onions. Then I add my not so standard foods.  Shiitake Mushrooms, Turmeric root,  Kombu, other seaweeds, herbs and leafy greens along with water.


2kgs of chicken bones and joints
6 litres of filtered water
3 carrots, roughly chopped
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
1 large leek, roughly chopped
3 sticks of celery, roughly chopped
8 peppercorns, crushed
1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar.


Place all the ingredients into a large stockpot and cover with water, then bring to a slow boil.

Skim off any foam that is developing.

Simmer for 12-24 hours.

Sieve the stock into a clean container and store it for use.