This healing Slow Cooker Chicken Bone Broth is the best. Bone broth is one of those kitchen essentials every real food focused household should have a stockpile of at all times. However, it’s is quite pricy to buy and is often thought to be complicated and time consuming to make. Nope. Not in the least. Not when you have a trusty slow cooker by your side.
You guys know me, if I can stick it in a slow cooker, I absolutely will! They make life and real food wildly easier and doable in real life.
Why bone broth?
Bone broth is one of those incredibly healing wonder foods that our ancestors knew was awesome, yet we lost sight of as convenience foods took over our lives.
Known for its gut healing, immune boosting, makes-you-feel-awesome-right-down-to-your-toenails ways, bone broth is something I absolutely keep around the house to add to sautées, soups, rice and even just to sip on from a mug.
I use it so often, in fact, that I can ever seem to keep enough of it around. So, whenever I have bones leftover from one of my slow cooker chickens, I make sure to throw those suckers right back into the crock pot for another round to infuse some amazing bone broth for later lovin’.
Love broth? Try my Vegetable Broth! It’s another thing I always have on hand around my real food kitchen.
More slow cooker goodness
- Slow Cooker Whole Spaghetti Squash
- Chickpea Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry
- Vegan Slow Cooker Lentil Tacos
- Slow Cooker/ Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup
- Carrot Apple Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal
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Slow Cooker Chicken Bone Broth
- 1 1 carcass from a 3-4 pound chicken You can throw the skin in there too if you want, but it will make for a fattier broth. I preper just the bones.
- 6 cups water
- 1/2 medium yellow onion
- 1 large carrot or 2-3 small ones
- 2-3 whole cloves or garlic
- 1-2 stalks celery
- 1 bay leaf
- a small handful whatever fresh herbs you have on hand I like parsley, thyme, rosemary, sage…but seriously anything you have on hand (except maybe mint, that might be a bit too out of the box even for me)
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- Throw all of the ingredients into your slow cooker. Give it a quick stir to combine everything, put the lid on and cook on low for 24 hours. I wouldn’t reccomend cooking this on high for a shorter period of time. Low and slow always works best (in my opinion) for making good bone broth.
- Once broth is done cooking, strain it carefully (after 24 hours, this stuff is broiling hot!) through a fine mesh strainer.
- Portion out into mason jars or another container with an air-tight fitting lid and cool to room temperature before storing in fridge for about 5-7 days.
The nutritional information is provided as an estimate only and may vary based on the product type, servings and other factors. If you are following a diet, please consult with a professional nutritionist or your doctor. Stay healthy!
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Does the apple cider vinegar affect the flavor any?
Thank you for sharing. It’s great that you use apple cider vinegar instead of a regular one in your recipe. I hope I can make one when I’m not too busy anymore. I’m drinking Au Bon Broth and I like it so far. It has helped me with my sleeping problems and improved my health.
I’m so glad to hear that!
Do you ever freeze the broth to use later?
Yes! I like to freeze it in ice cube trays. It makes them easy to store and portion out later on!
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Healing and warming… just perfect for the winter!