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Ridiculously Easy Homemade Crock Pot Chicken Broth Recipe

This is a no-frills easy crock pot chicken broth recipe - perfect for making your own soups, stews, etc.

Course Soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 hours
Total Time 15 hours
Servings 5 people
Author Ivy B


  • 1 leftover chicken carcass include giblets
  • 2 carrots unpeeled, rough cut
  • 1 onion peeled, quartered
  • 1 celery optional, rough cut
  • 10 - 12 Cups Water


  1. Place chicken carcass in a crockpot.

  2. Chop ends off carrots (and celery if using) and cut in large chunks.  No need to peel.  Place in crock pot with chicken bones

  3. Peel and cut ends off an onion.  Cut in quarters and place in crockpot with chicken bones

    vegetables for chicken broth
  4. Cover chicken with water.  I have a large crockpot that holds 12 cups of water, easily

    water for crock pot chicken broth
  5. Cover and cook on high about 3 to 4 hours.  Then switch to low for another 10 hours. (I usually switch to low right before I go to bed).

  6. Strain liquid into glass jars making sure to leave room at the top if you're freezing them.  I usually freeze in jars filled with 1 cup or 2.5 cups broth.  Label the jars with the amount of liquid and date. 

    store chicken broth in freezer
  7.  Let cool before storing in the freezer. 

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