January 25, 2015
Happy New Year, everyone! I hope that 2015 is off to a beautiful and happy start for everyone.
Well, following all the delicious eats of the holiday season, I felt like a detox was in order. Now, a girl can only drink so much kale juice and mean green smoothies (haha!), so I try to vary it up with this detox broth. This detox broth is simple, soothing, warm, and healthy. You cook chicken and some veggies and infuse some herbs and spices into the mixture, and this makes for one flavorful broth. You can leave the vegetables and chicken in, or you can take them out and just sip on the broth. Either way, this is just a soothing broth to enjoy to enjoy.
What have you been cooking lately?
Yields 4 cups broth
6 cups water
1 12 oz. bone-in, skinless chicken breast
2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch rounds
2 celery stalks, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
3 garlic cloves, peeled
2 shallots, thinly sliced
6 springs fresh thyme
8 whole peppercorns
3 whole cloves
1 dried bay leaf
1/2 cinnamon stick
In a medium saucepan, add all of the ingredients and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer for an hour. Strain the liquid, and reserve the chicken and vegetables for another use. (You could chopped the chicken and add it back in with the vegetables.)
Cool the broth and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
Source: Giada Di Laurentiis' Feel Good Food