This was SO simple. Just take the chicken bones, thrown them in the slow cooker, add veggies and water, cook for 8 hours and you have delicious chicken broth. It only cost a couple of dollars for the veggies and the chicken broth was WAY better than the boxed stuff. I've used this in tons of recipes and it makes such a difference. There is so much more flavor!
This is a great way to get more for your money. The chickens cost $5 at Costco. We get at least 2 dinners (with leftovers) from the chicken and 8 cups of delicious chicken broth. You can put the broth in freezer bags and keep it in the freezer until you are ready to use it. We do this every time we buy chickens now. Give it a try the next time you use a rotisserie chicken. I promise you won't regret it!
Pull the meat off the chicken and freeze it for later.
Take the chicken bones and place them in the slow cooker.
Add veggies and water.
Cook on HIGH for 8 hours.
Viola! Chicken broth!
approximately 8 cups
- 1 rotisserie chicken carcass
- 5 carrots, coarsely chopped
- 5 celery stalks, coarsely chopped
- 1 onion, quartered
- 2 bay leaves
- handful fresh parsley
- 3 or 4 whole garlic cloves
- 8 cups water
- Salt, pepper to taste
Place rotisserie chicken carcass in a 6-qt slow cooker. Add carrots, celery, onion, bay leaves, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper. Add water to fill the slow cooker - approximately 8 cups. Cook on HIGH for 8 hours.
Remove chicken carcass from slow cooker. Pour broth through a strainer over large bowl. Throw away chicken bones and veggies.
Store chicken broth in 2 cup containers, freeze.
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