Slow-Cooker Chicken Broth Recipe

Chicken broth has been used for generations as a traditional cure-all remedy- known for building strength, energy and immunity. There’s a reason that grandma’s chicken soup seemed to be magic! Turns out the collagen and mineral content in traditionally made broth actually helps fortify bones, teeth and even helps heel the gut and boost our immune producing power.

As always, I recommend organic chicken for this recipe. And, whenever possible, use organic or locally sourced produce for the other ingredients.

Yields: 3 quarts

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 14 hours 30 minutes


  • 3 pounds bone-in chicken parts and gizzards
  • 12 cups filtered water
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 yellow onion, peeled and quartered
  • 3 large carrots, cut into large dice
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 stalks celery with leaves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley


Place the water and chicken parts in a slow cooker and cook on high for 2 hours. Skim off any foam from the surface and remove the chicken. Shred the meat off the bones, and set the meat aside. Return the bones to the pot.

Reduce slow cooker to low. Add all the remaining ingredients, except the parsley, to the pot and cook on low for 12 hours or on high for 6 hours. Turn off the pot, skim the fat off the top, stir in the parsley, and cover for 30 minutes.

Strain the broth through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth. Store in the refrigerator or freezer for later use. You may scoop off any solidified fat before using.

Source: Danielle Walker,