Prep and cook time: 12-24 hours Makes 6-8 cups
Mix all ingredients in a slow cooker filled with water. Turn on low and cook for 12-24 hours. (This slow process draws the minerals out of the bones, making it pure medicine for immunity and gastrointestinal strengthening.) After cooking, strain fat and solids and save broth. Use broth for cooking grains, beans, and soups, or just drink from a mug.
*Ask your grocer for the chicken bones. Be sure to ask for the feet, as well, since that is where collagen is found. Collagen is helpful for protein synthesis and is nourishing to your skin, hair, and nails. You can also ask for the neck.