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Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock


  • 1 roasted chicken carcass
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled, cut in 2-inch pieces
  • 2 ribs celery, cut in 2-inch pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 sprig each fresh thyme, rosemary, basil and parsley
  • 8 cups water


  1. Place chicken carcass in slow cooker crock.
  2. Arrange carrots, celery, garlic and onion around chicken. Add bay leaf and sprinkle with peppercorns.
  3. Tie herbs together to make a bouquet garni. Place on top of chicken and vegetables.
  4. Pour water over ingredients in crock.
  5. Cover and cook for 3 to 4 hours on HIGH or 6 to 7 hours on LOW. 
  6. Strain mixture into a large measuring cup or bowl with a spout.
  7. Serve immediately or freeze in serving-size portions.

Makes: 6 cups

Course: Main Course, Dressings, Sauces, Marinades

Prep Time: 0-10 minutes

Cook Time: 2-4 hours

For step-by-step directions for making your own chicken stock, visit our Everyday Good Thinking blog.

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