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Basic Chicken Stock and Shredded Chicken

For some, a warm cup of chicken stock has replaced their morning cup of coffee. It’s THAT good. Rich and restorative, without the jitters.

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For some, a warm cup of chicken stock has replaced their morning cup of coffee. It’s THAT good. Rich and restorative, without the jitters.

What’s more — once you , you realize there’s nothing quite as versatile as a whole bird.

For example, besides a morning cup of broth, you can pack away meat for use in other recipes throughout the week, like Teriyaki Chicken (AIP) . Transform the carcass into chicken stock to make the base of your Chicken Zoodle Soup . Or use bits of leftover meat in a morning hash .

Basic Chicken Stock and Shredded Chicken

  • 15m
  • 6h

Ingredients

  • 4 lb whole chicken
  • 2 qt filtered water, more or less depending on the size of your crock pot
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. If frozen, allow chicken to sit submerged in a bath of cool water over-night to defrost.
  2. Remove chicken from packaging, remove giblet bag from cavity, and rinse chicken well under cold water.
  3. Place the chicken and giblets into a crock pot or pot.
  4. Fill with filtered water to cover 3/4 of the chicken.
  5. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours, or until chicken is cooked through (no pink).
  6. Remove the chicken from the water, leaving giblets.
  7. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, remove all of the meat using your fingers (gloves optional) and set aside for this week’s recipes.
  8. Replace the bones and skin back into the pot with the giblets and liquid.
  9. Add apple cider vinegar you may have reserved.
  10. Cover and cook on low for a minimum of 6 hours up to 24 hours or until the bones crumble when pinched.
  11. Carefully strain the broth through a fine metal sieve and discard the bones.
  12. Use the broth immediately, store in the fridge for about a week or freeze for future use in ice cube trays for quick defrosting.

Nutrition

  • 4
  • 1
  • 536
  • 96g
  • 10g
  • 3g
  • 315mg
  • 355mg
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