This slow cooker chicken bone broth is easy and hands-free. Simply toss everything in the crockpot, set it to cook, and let it do its thing. The result is a delicious, rich, and nutritious broth that you can use in a variety of recipes or sip as is. Plus, it’s a great way to use a chicken carcass, whether you use a rotisserie chicken from the store or a home-cooked chicken.
Ingredients – 1 chicken carcass from a 4 to 5 pound roasted chicken – 4 celery stalks, roughly chopped – 2 medium carrots, roughly chopped – 2 medium yellow onions, quartered – 2 tablespoons cider vinegar (optional but helps extract the minerals from the bones) – 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns – 1/2 teaspoon salt – 3 to 5 cloves of garlic – 2 bay leafs – 1 sprig of fresh rosemary – 4 fresh sage leaves – 3 1/2 to 4 quarts water
– Chicken bones. You can use the carcass from a rotisserie chicken or the leftover bones from your bbq chicken legs.
– Adding an acidic ingredient like vinegar helps break down the collagen and extract more nutrients from the chicken carcass. – A long, slow simmer breaks down the connective tissues and helps draw out more flavor and nutrients to create a rich, flavorful broth.
– Using a slow cooker makes this a hands-free, no-fuss recipe. You can set it up in the morning and leave it all day without having to worry about stirring or watching it. – This is the perfect way to use any leftover veggies or herbs in your kitchen and reduce waste.
– Store-bought broth doesn’t even come close to the flavors in homemade chicken broth. This rotisserie chicken broth will take all your homemade soups and stews to the next level.
Any of the chicken bones are great for bone broth, but bones with joints like chicken wings and neck bones will have the most collagen. Chicken feet also have a lot of collagen so toss them in if you have them.