Slow Cooker Chicken Broth Recipe

Homemade Slow Cooker chicken Broth

This slow cooker chicken broth is so simple to make, and perfect to have on hand for all your recipe needs.


  • 1 chicken carcass  (skin-on for best results)
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 2 carrots, cut into chunks
  • 4 ribs celery, cut into chunks*
  • 23 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 10 peppercorns (optional)
  • 23  quarts water
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar


*I like to use the leafy tops from several ribs of celery since they have the same flavor, but aren’t useful in a lot of other recipes

  1. Place all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook overnight for up to 24 hours.
  2. Remove chicken and veggies with a slotted spoon.
  3. Filter liquid through several layers of cheesecloth or a coffee filter.
  4. Debone chicken, chop and add back to the broth or reserve for another use. (hint: it’s great for casseroles!)
  5. Divide broth into freezer bags or containers, or jars for canning.