Chicken Broth in a Slow Cooker

Chicken Broth in a Slow Cooker


"This is the recipe I use to make chicken broth for use in other recipes. Because it's done in the slow cooker, you don't need to fuss with it. I like to use breasts and wings, but any bone in pieces will make a nice broth."


10 h 15 m servings 247 cals
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Original recipe yields 5 servings



  • Calories:
  • 247 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 14.8 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.8g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 21.7 g
  • 43%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 99 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the chicken pieces, water, celery, carrots, onion, and basil in a slow cooker.
  2. Cook on Low setting for 8 to 10 hours. Strain before using, and discard vegetables. Chicken may be removed from the bones, and used in soup.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 190 Ratings


micki thanks for the great recipe! this is the best way to make chicken broth!!! no skimming:-) i have made it about three/four times. i played around with using different cuts of chicken and i ...

Good recipe. I used thighs, and didn't bother skinning them. After cooking all day, I let it sit in the fridge overnight and skimmed off the large amount of fat on top. I used some in Vegetab...

Excellent recipe! I think one should try to give the recipe an "as is" a before rating so the rating is fair, but since I make chicken broth all the time and in the crock pot I am going to viol...

I made many batches of this wonderful broth when the recipe was posted. I filled 1/2 gallon size freezer bags with the strained broth and put them in the freezer. This fall, I have already mad...

Micki, thanks. I'm new to crock pot cooking. This is such a grand idea because I so much prefer home made stock to canned or ugh cubes. I left out basil, didn't peel onion. Peel gives a little d...

I used chicken thighs only, for deeper flavor. About halfway through, I removed the skin & meat from the bones and returned the bones to the crockpot. After it was done, I placed the broth in ...

I have made this recipe a few times now and have followed suggestions regarding spices to add by other reviewers. The broth turned out wonderful each time though the first couple of times I onl...

love the idea of making stock in a slow cooker. i never thought i'd make my own stock until i stumpled upon this recipe. this is a great fuss-free recipe. i cooked it overnight for 10 hours and ...

This is so much tastier than the chicken bouillon + water soup I've been making before! I always thought making homemade stock was too involved, but this is very simple. I used the bones from ...