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This chicken stock recipe is easy and delicious!
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Chicken Stock or Chicken Bone Broth

This recipe for chicken stock or chicken bone broth is easy, healthy and delicious!  If you're making bone broth, just allow for more time to cook.  It's considered bone broth when the bones are actually cooked till soft.  (usually cooked 12-24 hours)
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time16 hrs
Total Time16 hrs
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 37kcal


  • 1 large Chicken Bones--I like to use a rotisserie chicken. You can buy chicken bones from your butcher but I've found a chicken with the meat picked off makes really flavorful chicken stock
  • 4 large Carrots
  • 1 large Onion
  • 5 large Garlic Cloves
  • 3 large Bay leaves
  • 3 large Celery Stalks--The celery heart works great too


  • Pick the meat off of a rotisserie chicken.  There's no need to leave any meat on it.  You can buy chicken bones from your butcher but using a rotisserie chicken is simple and makes a delicious bone broth.
  • Chop your onion, carrots, garlic and celery.
  • Put all of your ingredients in a large pot with your bay leaves.  Fill the pot with water enough to cover the ingredients.  
  • For the slowcooker--Just put all the ingredients in your slowcooker. Add enough water to cover all the ingredients.  Cook on low for 12-24 hours.  (I like to put my slow cooker in the garage or the back patio so my house doesn't smell like chicken for daaaaays!)
    On the stovetop-- put all the ingredients in a large pot.  Cover with water and cook on low for 12-14 hours.  Don't cook on the stovetop over night.-safety first!)
    In the oven--You can cook it in the oven for 12-24 hours too.  
  • Be sure to check your chicken stock every few hours to make sure all the liquid has not evaporated. Add extra water if you need to.
  • You can store the bone broth in the fridge for 3-4 days or the freezer for several weeks.
  • Drink it for the health benefits or use as a base to your favorite soup! Enjoy!


Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 273mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 8195IU | Vitamin C: 6.2mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.5mg