GAPS Chicken Bone Broth Recipe

This recipe was taken from the GAPS Diet and book, Gut and Psychology Syndrome. This is a temporary diet which is designed to heal your gut by eating only the most easily digestible and nutritious foods and slowing introducing more foods as you progress. In this book it talks about how wonderfully healing this broth is for your gut:

“Apparently, even more so than meat broth, bone broth is chock full of minerals and super healing for the gut. Chicken bone broth is especially soothing of gut inflammation. Being so nourishing, it tends to eliminate cravings. Hot or cold, it even makes an excellent electrolyte drink.” –GAPS Guide (Simple Steps to Heal Bowels, Body and Brain)

I made this broth with the bones I had refrigerated from my boiled chicken. It only took 2 hours to cook. While it was cooking I was able to run to the market to grab my veggies so that I could turn this broth into vegetable soup!


  • Chicken bones and cartilage, etc.
  • Filtered water
  • Celtic sea salt
  • Peppercorns
  • Raw apple cider vinegar

Step-By-Step Directions:

1. Throw the bones and cartilage, etc, into a pot and cover with filtered water. Add celtic sea salt, crushed peppercorns, and 2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar. (The vinegar helps to draw the nutrients out of the bones.)

2. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 2 hours. Let it cool and toss the bones.

3. Sieve the broth into a separate container and put into jars to refrigerate/freeze.

You can use this broth to add to soups as well as to drink with and in-between meals. Enjoy!


2 thoughts on “GAPS Chicken Bone Broth Recipe

    • It’s just for taste. The book mentions 8 whole peppercorns but I make a large batch so I just eyeball the salt and pepper. You will figure out how much salt you prefer as you cook. Use whole peppercorns so that they can be sifted out.

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