October 18, 2015

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Bone Broth

For years I had been scared to make my own chicken bone broth. I always thought it would be way too complicated and use up hours of my time.

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Bone Broth via Organically Mo

Well, this recipe does call for lots of cooking time, but chances are you will be able to sleep through most of them! It’s also very simple when it comes to ingredients. The only ingredients you MUST have are chicken bones and water. However, all those extra veggies and spices add flavor that can’t be found in store bought broth.

Speaking of store bought versus homemade, let me tell you that homemade chicken bone broth is a powerhouse of nutrients! The Weston A Price website goes into much greater detail regarding this.

“Stock contains minerals in a form the body can absorb easily—not just calcium but also magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and trace minerals. It contains the broken down material from cartilage and tendons–stuff like chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine, now sold as expensive supplements for arthritis and joint pain.” -Sally Fallon

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Bone Broth via Organically Mo

Knowing that homemade chicken bone broth is easy, delicious and healthy has made me realize that I will be using my own recipe over store bought from now on!

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Bone Broth

by Maureen McCann

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 12-24 hours

Ingredients (About 12 cups)

  • Bones from 1-2 chickens
  • 1-2 TB Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Various Veggies – 1 carrot, 1 celery stalk, 1 onion {all cut into 4 pieces}
  • Fresh spices from the garden {you CAN skip this}


Add bones to slow cooker
Add veggies on top of bones
Add 1TB Apple Cider Vinegar to slow cooker
Add enough water to cover bones & veggies by an inch
Place spices on top before covering with lid
Cook on low for 12-24 hours

Let cool to just above room temperature
Strain the bone broth through a fine-mesh sieve
Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days OR freezer for up to 6 months

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  1. I’ve never tasted bone broth and have never made my own. But I’m curious since the health benefits are great. I may have to try this!
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    • OrganicallyMo says:

      I wish you lived closer so I could bring you a cup! I think once you try it you will be amazed as to how easy it really is. And the taste is superior to store bought.

  2. I have so many friends who swear by this–and Im not sure why Ive not yet tried?
    I need to try as it also entirely fits with my post today, too.
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  3. I don’t eat chicken but the rest of my family does. This looks like a great one to keep for the next person who gets sick and wants some chicken soup 🙂
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  4. What a great way to make broth! I never thought about doing it in the slow cooker.
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  5. Sounds like something I can totally do with leftovers of chicken and veggies before they go bad. What a great idea! Thank you.
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  6. I just watched Tosca do a periscope on making bone broth – love that you use the ACV in your bone broth as well! Such a great way to get all the minerals out of the bones 🙂 I have to make this for Dave, he isn’t feeling too great and this will be perfect for him!
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    • OrganicallyMo says:

      Oh yeah! Gary & I have been sipping a cup of this every morning before work. Hoping to keep all the nasty germs away!

  7. I’ve never made homemade broth before…probably because I’m intimidated by whole chicken so I always buy breasts and rarely have bones around. My mom makes her own so a lot of times I can score her homemade goodness without any of the work. 🙂 Three cheers for moms who like to share!
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    • OrganicallyMo says:

      It’s definitely nice that you can get broth from your mom. You should really try this on your own sometime…once you make it you will realize how easy it really is! 🙂

  8. I don’t eat meat, but I’m sure making your own broth is better than using store bought.
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    • OrganicallyMo says:

      Oh yeah! You could even make your own veggie broth using this method. Obviously, take away the ACV and add waaaay more veggies and spices.

  9. I love recipes that make use of leftovers! And there’s so much you can do with that broth once you have it 🙂
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  10. I have made bone broth before and it’s awesome. That said I’ve been known to buy chicken broth as well. Look at those health benefits!
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  11. I love how easy slow cooker recipes are to put together. And I also love how great slow cooker recipes make the house smell!
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  12. Yummmm I love making bone broth at home! I haven’t in A LONG time though, so I appreciate the inspiration! I love putting veggies and herbs in mine too…it adds such a nice depth of flavour 🙂
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  13. I do a combo of homemade and store bought – sometimes it’s just easier to grab some from the store for a smaller recipe and I am the worst at portioning out bulk food for storage. I need to work on that.
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  14. This looks so simple and tasty! What a brillant recipe. I can’t wait to try it out. I would be honored for you to check out our conference and affiliate program. We need talented bloggers like you! http://www.foodbloggingconference.com/become-an-affiliate/
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  15. I’ve always thought about making my own broth, I’ve heard so many great things about it!! Did you cook the chickens and eat the meat first or where did you get the bones?
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  16. This is such a neat recipe and one that I’ve always wanted to try! Pinned!

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  17. Before I stopped eating meat I made my own chicken broth often. My husband couldn’t tell a difference in the taste but I could.
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  18. This looks delicious! Once in a while I make a huge batch of beef bone broth and freeze it but I rarely make chicken – I need more chicken bones! Thanks for sharing!


  19. Thanks for sharing. I have never made this… the whole ‘bone’ makes me queasy 😉 BUT I like ‘bone broth’ better than carcus (sp?) soup (that my mother in law makes) HA!
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  20. Bone broth is one of my favorite things to make, especially this time of year. I use it in everything, or just drink it straight out of a mug. I love to switch it up and use beef bones too. Have you ever tried adding chicken feet in your broth? I’m curious, but I haven’t been brave enough to try it!
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  21. I’m such a can’t cook that I had never heard of apple cider vinegar until very recently.
    Nice recipe.
    Thanks for sharing it on #tiptuesday.
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  22. I often make my own broth, but I’m totally making it in the slow cooker from now on! Great idea!
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  23. Confession: I’ve never made my own broth or stock. It looks like it couldn’t be easier, and I know it’s so much better, but I just haven’t made the leap yet. Soon, though, because this is mouthwatering!

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  24. I could really use some of this soup now! I have a bad cough and cold so feeling a bit sorry for myself. This recipe looks nourishing and delicious so thank you for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom.
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  25. I love how easy this is! Pinned and scheduled to share on Facebook!

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  26. I do this often after I have made a whole chicken in the crockpot, but I never use apple cider vinegar, I will have to try that.
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  27. Thank you for linking up to this week’s Tasty Tuesday. I have pinned your recipe to the Creative K Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board. I hope that you’ll join us again next week!
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  28. I am a Whole30 survivor 🙂 but never made bone broth because I thought it was too much work. Thanks for coming up with such a simpler way to do it!

  29. I’m definitely a firm believer in homemade stock. So much more flavor and taste much better. I make them in large batches and freeze them.
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  30. Slow cookers are awesome…and so is homemade broth. Perfect way to get the best of both worlds.
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  31. What kind of herbs were you using in your broth? I tend to make beef broth more than chicken, but I definitely need to start making more chicken for the winter season.

  32. Love bone broth. It’s so delicious and has such great health benefits. Yours has a beautiful golden color; I wish I had a cup to sip on now! Thanks for showing everyone how easy it is to make at home!
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  33. This looks so warm and comforting…and the recipe looks really easy. A big win in my book…:)

  34. I love that you are doing the bone broth in the Slow Cooker! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
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  36. Bone broth is one of my go-to foods! It’s so nourishing and amazing. As a nutritionist, I can’t encourage people enough to give it a try. This looks like an excellent recipe – thanks for sharing! XX Katie
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  37. I am so ready for the weather to turn colder so I can start enjoying my bone broth. It seems heavy now but when I’m chilly it will help with my janky knees!
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