Crock pot chicken stock is unbelievably simple. Just put chicken bones, some vegetables and water in the slow cooker and turn it on. You really can't do it wrong. It's the easiest way to make chicken stock, and it's so much better than store-bought.
The great thing about homemade stock is that you control what goes in it. You don't have to worry about it being too salty, or full of processed food additives. Today I used the carcass that was left from my lemon garlic roast chicken, so the stock has a hint of garlic and lemon. But the only really essential ingredients are the chicken bones and water. You can add whatever vegetables you have. It's a great way to clean out the produce drawer.
You can store your homemade chicken stock in the refrigerator for a few days. If you're not going to use it right away, freeze it in smaller portions. I like to freeze it in a variety of sizes so I can pull out and defrost just what I need. Homemade crock pot chicken stock is a great ingredient to keep in your freezer to make soup or sauce any time.
- 1 organic chicken carcass
- 1 medium onion quartered
- 3 carrots quartered
- 3 celery stalks quartered
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- filtered water to cover
Add all ingredients to crock pot.
Set to low and cook for 12 - 18 hours.
Strain stock and refrigerate or freeze.