Every time I mention on social media that I’m making chicken stock I get questions, so I figured I would post about it. Making homemade bone broth is so much healthier, not to mention more economical, than purchasing it from the store.
Since I haven’t been able to find a lot of time to write recently, I decided to involve the kids and make a video. As you will see, making homemade chicken broth is so easy my three year old can do it…with a little help, of course!
Be sure to check out the step-by-step instructions below for a few details I forgot to mention in the video. 😉
6 Steps to Making Chicken Stock in a Crockpot
- Add chicken bones, skin, etc to the slow cooker.
- Add cut up vegetables (We usually use carrots & celery.)
- Add salt and optional seasoning (We forgot to do this in the video! The salt will help draw out nutrients from the bones and veggies.)
- Cover with water.
- Cook on low for at 8-12 hours.
- Strain broth and store until ready to use. (I usually pour the stock into repurposed pasta sauce jars and store in the freezer.)
Clear as mud? Good! I hope seeing how simple the process is will encourage you to give it a try. If you decide to give it a shot for the first time or have any questions be sure to leave me a comment!
Have you ever made homemade chicken stock?