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Bone Broth - Rich, healthy & flavorful!

Chicken Bone Broth Recipe

Nourishing bone broth is full of minerals, amino acids and healthy things like gelatin and collagen. Easy to make and inexpensive too. Great to make a big batch in your slow cooker and freeze for later
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bone broth, chicken broth, slow cooker chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 day 4 hours
Total Time 1 day 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 pints
Author Denise Wright (MyLifeCookbook.com)


  • 1 whole chicken
  • seasoning
  • 1 onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 ribs of celery
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 Tablespoon grated fresh ginger root
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • filtered water to cover


  1. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Check that innards are not in a bag in the cavity. If so, discard bag and put innards back into the cavity of the chicken.
  2. Season with any herbs and spices you like. I ground some of Trader Joe's Everyday Seasoning on mine.
  3. Add chicken to crockpot and cook on high for 4 hours until chicken falls apart.
  4. Take chicken out and let cool a bit so you can handle it. Then pull of the meat and set aside. Discard skin and throw everything else back into the crock pot. If it's not skin or meat, throw it in the crock pot.
  5. Add onion, garlic, carrots, celery, ginger, bay leaves, vinegar, turmeric and salt and pepper to the crockpot and then cover with filtered water.
  6. Cook on low for 24 hours.
  7. Strain and put into containers to freeze. Or if you want, put into refrigerator to cool. Then take out and discard the fat that solidifies at the top. Then freeze.
  8. Use in soups or for roasting or sautéing. Or just season and sip.