Slow Cooker Chicken Bone Broth

Slow cooker chicken bone broth is rich and nutritious. – and it couldn’t be easier to make.  Keep reading to learn how simple it is to make chicken broth in your Crock Pot!

Slow Cooker Chicken Bone Broth is rich and nutritious. And it couldn't be easier to make. Learn how simple it is to make chicken broth in your Crockpot.

Most people don’t bother making their own chicken broth, thinking it is too hard. Slow cooker chicken stock truly couldn’t be much easier. Your Crock Pot does all the work!

You just need to throw the chicken broth ingredients in the slow cooker and allow it to simmer away for 24 hours. The end result is so flavorful that you will kick yourself for not trying it earlier. You may never go back to store-bought ever again.

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Health Benefits of Slow Cooker Chicken Bone Broth

Have your ever checked out the nutrition facts on a can of store-bought chicken stock? The sodium content of canned chicken broth is crazy high! Sodium is used as a preservative in most canned goods, but that doesn’t mean an excess is in the best interest of your health.  By making slow cooker chicken stock, you can control the sodium content.

In addition, BPA is present in the linings of most canned goods.  BPA has been and has been linked to infertility, prostate cancer, and breast cancer.  By making your own chicken stock and storing it in glass, you avoid BPA altogether.

I store my homemade chicken stock in quart-sized mason jars with plastic storage lids.  You can even freeze your stock in mason jars.  I do it all the time!  The quart size is just the perfect amount for using in soup recipes.

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Another concern is that most commercial chicken broth comes from chickens raised on factory farms and have been pumped full of antibiotics and synthetic hormones.  On top of that the chickens have probably been fed an unnatural diet that probably contains genetically modified organisms. Sounds absolutely yummy, doesn’t it? You can avoid all that by making your own homemade chicken stock from pastured, organically-raised chickens.

You may notice that homemade stock gels when it is cooled. That is a good thing! It indicates the presence of gelatin. Gelatin is not a complete protein on its own as it only contains the amino acids arginine and glycine, however it acts as a protein sparer. Throughout history, bone broths have been used as a way of stretching small amounts of meat into a nourishing meal.

Slow cooker chicken stock has other benefits as well. It contains minerals in a form the body can absorb easily like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and trace minerals. Make special note of the calcium. If you don’t have a source of raw organic milk, homemade bone broths may be a great way to help get more calcium in your diet.

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock Ingredients

Slow Cooker Chicken Bone Broth is rich and nutritious. And it couldn't be easier to make. Learn how simple it is to make chicken broth in your Crockpot.

  • Carcass from 1 chicken (pastured and organically raised is best)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (this helps extract the calcium from the bones)
  • cold water to cover
  • 10 peppercorns
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 3 carrots, sliced into large chunks
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced into large chunks
  • 1 bunch of parsley

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Bone Broth is rich and nutritious. And it couldn't be easier to make. Learn how simple it is to make chicken broth in your Crockpot.

Sometimes I start with a whole chicken and cook it in the Crock Pot for dinner.  This makes a small amount of broth.  Then I use the bones to make a larger batch of chicken stock overnight in the slow cooker.

Place the carcass (including skin), vinegar, and cold water into the slow cooker on the low setting. Allow to simmer for 12 hours.

Add the onion, carrots, and celery. Cook for an additional 10 hours. Add the parsley during the last 10 minutes.

Strain out the bones and veggies and discard. Cool the broth overnight in the refrigerator.  If you are planning on using the broth within the next 5 days, just store the cooled broth in the fridge with the layer of congealed fat on top intact.  The fat helps keep air out and preserve the broth.  You can skim the fat off right before you use it.

Slow Cooker Chicken Bone Broth is rich and nutritious. And it couldn't be easier to make. Learn how simple it is to make chicken broth in your Crockpot.

For longer storage you can freeze your broth.  Start by skimming off the fat.  Pour the broth into freezer containers.  I like to freeze mine in 2 cup portions for use in my favorite recipes. You can also freeze it in ice cube trays.

Although, I freeze mine in glass mason jars, you can also use special freezer containers.  If you are using plastic containers, just make sure that the broth is cooled completely before you fill them.

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See, I told you making slow cooker chicken bone broth was easy!

Printable Slow Cooker Chicken Stock Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Ingredients

  • Carcass from 1 chicken
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • cold water to cover
  • 10 peppercorns
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 3 carrots, sliced into large chunks
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced into large chunks
  • 1 bunch of parsley

Instructions

  1. Place the carcass, vinegar, and cold water into the crockpot on the low setting. Allow to simmer for 12 hours.
  2. Add the onion, carrots, and celery. Cook for an additional 10 hours.
  3. Add the parsley during the last 10 minutes.
  4. Strain out the bones and veggies and discard.
  5. Cool the broth overnight in the refrigerator. If desired, you can remove the fat that has congealed on the top.
  6. Use within 5 days or freeze for long-term storage.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Bone Broth is rich and nutritious. And it couldn't be easier to make. Learn how simple it is to make chicken broth in your Crockpot.

Anytime you make a roast chicken, be sure to make some broth afterward. Or you can also keep a bag in the freezer to collect chicken bones until you have enough to make broth.

It’s a frugal way to make the most of your resources. Homemade slow cooker chicken bone broth costs just pennies per serving and is a great base for many nourishing recipes.




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