How to Make Chicken Bone Broth in the Crockpot

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Learn how to make chicken bone broth in the crockpot with this budget-friendly recipe and all the best ways to utilize it for all its nutritious benefits.

I usually purchase already prepared bone broth, but last week I made this delicious lemon and rosemary whole chicken and had to try making it myself.

This recipe was so easy to make in the crockpot, I can’t figure out why I haven’t done this sooner! (Plus, this is totally budget-friendly)! #gamechanger

You’ll want to read this blog post in its entirety for more helpful tips and tricks you’d typically by-pass. Or, if you are feeling lucky, jump to the recipe below and get started!

Either way, I’d love to hear how your bone broth turned out, so please leave a comment and share it with your friends and family.

how to make chicken bone broth in the crockpot

Benefits to Chicken Bone Broth

It’s essential to know while this isn’t a cure-all drink; it has many healthful benefits when consumed daily.

Immune Boosting

Drinking a cup of bone broth a day can help lower your chance of catching the next cold or bug that makes it way into your house.

Soothing

Drinking bone broth on a cold winter day can provide warmth throughout your body and soothe a sore throat. Replace your morning cup of coffee, or your next cough drop with some soothing broth instead!

Joint Health

Your finished bone broth should have the right amount of gelatin (the cooked form of collagen). Gelatin provides an amino acid (glycine) that promotes healthy cartilage and soothes joint pain.

Hair, Skin, Nail Support

Drinking bone broth daily strengthens fingernails, increases skin elasticity (meaning fewer wrinkles), and supports healthy hair growth.

While I could list a dozen more benefits of drinking homemade bone broth daily, I’ll leave it here with my top four. 🙂

How to Make Chicken Bone Broth in the Crockpot

There is no wrong or right way to make homemade bone broth. You may prefer to make yours on the stove, in a pressure cooker, or follow my recipe below in the crockpot. Whatever you decide to do – it’ll turn out amazing!

1. Place chicken bones into the crockpot, add apple cider vinegar, and immerse bones in enough water to completely cover them.

2. Cover and cook on low for 12 to 24 hours or until broth is aromatic and has reached a golden-brown color.

3. Carefully remove the bones and vegetables with a slotted spoon and discard.

4. Secure a piece of cheesecloth over a large bowl and slowly pour the broth through the cheesecloth straining any large particles.

5. Transfer bone broth into an airtight container(s) and store in the fridge for 2 weeks.

Tip: This recipe will make 6 to 8 cups of broth.

how to make chicken bone broth in the crockpot

How to Store Chicken Bone Broth

Store your homemade chicken bone broth in an airtight container for up to two weeks in the refrigerator. For more extended storage, freeze broth into ice cube trays. Once the cubes have frozen, remove and place into an airtight freezer-safe container or bag. One cube is roughly 1 ounce, so eight cubes are equivalent to 1 cup of broth.

Essential Equipment for Making Chicken Bone Broth in the Crockpot

Crockpot – There are plenty of ways to make homemade bone broth, but in the crockpot is by far my favorite and easiest way!

More Paleo Pantry Staples

Grain-Free Croutons – These bite-sized crunchy pieces are not only Paleo, but they are low-carb and delicious.

Honey Mustard Dressing & Dipping Sauce – A sweet and tangy dressing sure to fancy up any salad or use as a dipping sauce.

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam – This sugar-free jam is perfect for topping over Paleo bread or sweet potato toast.

Basic Staples for Making Chicken Bone Broth in the Crockpot

Chicken Bones – For most of us hunting down or raising our own chicken is out of the question, so the next best option is purchasing locally pastured raised chicken bones. You can typically find pastured raised chicken bones at farmer’s markets, co-ops, local farms, and butchers.

Apple Cider Vinegar – The vinegar helps pull out the extra nutrients in the bones. No worries you won’t taste it!

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Recipes using Homemade Chicken Bone Broth:

Paleo Chicken Pot Pie

Creamy Pheasant and Mushroom Stew

Root Vegetable Soup with Bacon

Jambalaya with Lobster and Cauliflower Rice

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How to Make Chicken Bone Broth in the Crockpot

Learn how to make chicken bone broth in the crockpot with this budget-friendly recipe and all the best ways to utilize it for all its nutritious benefits.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 day
Servings 8 cups
Calories 6kcal
Author Angela Blanchard

Equipment

  • crockpot

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place chicken bones into the crockpot, add apple cider vinegar, and immerse bones in enough water to completely cover them.
  • Cover and cook on low for 12 to 24 hours or until broth is aromatic and has reached a golden-brown color.
  • Carefully remove the bones and vegetables with a slotted spoon and discard.
  • Secure a piece of cheesecloth over a large bowl and slowly pour the broth through the cheesecloth straining any large particles.
  • Transfer bone broth into an airtight container(s) and store in the fridge for 2 weeks.

Notes

  • The recipe will make 6 to 8 cups
  • Your homemade chicken bone broth will keep in the fridge for up to five days
  • Can for longer storage or freeze in ice cube trays for later use
  • Use your bone broth in recipes or swap it in for any recipe that calls for broth or stock

Nutrition

Calories: 6kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 1g

Nutritional facts aren’t always factual – please use these as a reference only. Speak to a nutritionist about your recommended daily values and for more accurate information.