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Slow Cooker Chicken Bone Broth

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.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bone broth recipe, healing broth recipe, slow cooker broth
Servings: 6
Calories: 284kcal


  • 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. 


Many digital slow cookers will only let you set the cook time for a max of 12 hours. I just start mine at 7pm and then set it for another 12 hours when it goes of at 7am.


Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 501mg | Potassium: 310mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1908IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg