Healthy Homemade Chicken Broth (Slow Cooker)
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Let your slow cooker do the work making this set-and-forget homemade chicken broth. The same method works for beef broth and vegetable broth.
Serves: approx. 5 quarts
  • chicken bones and/or whole chicken carcass, meat removed
  • water
  • vegetable scraps (optional), such as carrots, onions, celery
  1. Collect chicken bones and/or entire chicken carcass (with meat already removed).
  2. Place the bones into a large slow cooker. If desired, add onions, celery, carrots, etc. to flavor the broth and add nutrition. Add cool water to completely fill the slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours.
  4. Using a colander over a large bowl, strain broth. (I line my colander with a coffee filter or cheesecloth to strain more thoroughly.) Discard vegetables. (If desired, the bones may be reused to make another batch of broth; repeat steps 1-3.) Let broth cool.
  5. Skim fat off the top of the cooled broth. Divide broth into desired containers and store in the refrigerator or freezer.
Recipe by Simple Saver Wife at