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Slow Cooker Chicken Bone Broth

  • Author: Chaunté Truelsen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12-24 hours
  • Total Time: 12-24 hours


Slow Cooker Chicken Bone Broth is soothing and savory. It’s packed with nutrition, which can be helpful is you are on a restricted diet for digestive issues like acid reflux (GERD), Celiac Disease, or generally have issues with nutrient absorption.



  • pasture-raised chicken bones or carcass
  • 3 peeled and roughly chopped carrots
  • 3 roughly chopped celery stalks
  • apple cider vinegar (use 1 tbsp per pound of bones)
  • 1-inch knob of fresh turmeric (optional)
  • 1-inch knob of fresh ginger (optional)
  • optional herbs to throw in; thyme, rosemary, parsley


  1. Add bones to the bottom of your slow cooker and cover with filtered water. Add the apple cider vinegar and let sit for 15 minutes (this helps draw out the nutrients from the bones)
  2. Add fresh herbs, along with the knob of ginger and turmeric root.
  3. Let simmer on low in your slow cooker for 12-48 hours. Add chopped carrots, celery, and the last 6-8 hours of cooking.
  4. Once it’s finished simmering, let it cool and then pour through a fine mesh strainer. Season with salt to taste. And that’s it! Now you can sip it, freeze it, or use it in soups and other recipes!


If you don’t have a slow cooker or would rather make your bone broth stove top, simply follow the recipe above using a stockpot. Bring contents to a boil and simmer.

You can skim the top to remove impurities (totally optional), or store the broth in jars and wait until a layer of fat solidifies at the top to remove.

Want to save your bone broth for later? You can pour the bone broth in an ice cube tray, freeze, and store the cubes in a resealable bag for later use. If you are storing it in glass jars, make sure to leave room at the top for the liquid to expand as it freezes.

  • Category: Soups
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Global

Keywords: bone broth, chicken bone broth, slow cooker bone broth, slow cooker