Homemade Bone Broth

Homemade Bone Broth is one of my favorite things to make. It’s so easy, your house will smell amazing and it’s way better than store bought! I make this every time I cook a whole chicken in my crock pot. You can also use a store bough rotisserie chicken.

This recipe picks off where my Crock Pot Whole Chicken recipe ends. After you cook a whole chicken (or buy a precooked one) pull all of the meat off of the bones. Place all of the bones, cartilage, skin, wings, etc. back into the crock pot you just used; with all of the juices that cooked off your chicken. You want to keep all of that juicy goodness.

bone broth

Add 1 onion, quartered or halved into your crock pot; if you don’t already have one in there from cooking your chicken. Add 1-2 carrots, 2 stalks of celery, 1 bay leaf, 1-2 tablespoons of salt, 1 tsp of pepper, 1 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp thyme. Fill your crock pot with water all the way up to the max fill line. Put on your lid and cook on high for 24-48 hours. You may need to add a little more water at the 24 hour mark if you are cooking longer. You can also taste and season as your go. I almost always have to add more salt. 

bone broth

Bone Broth

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 day


  • Crock Pot


  • 1 chicken carcass
  • 1 onion quartered or halved
  • 1-2 carrots
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika


  • Add chicken carcass/skin/wings/etc to the crock pot
  • Add seasonings and veggies
  • Fill with water to fill line
  • Cook on high for 24-48 hours
  • Season along the way
  • Strain and store

When it’s done cooking you can store it several different ways: pressure can, freeze or store in your fridge if you will be using it soon. I typically get 5 quarts of stock when I make a batch; but this will vary depending on the size of your crock pot. I use a strainer and ladle the stock into jars. Make sure to save a bowl to sip on … my family always requests a bowl!

Benefits of homemade bone broth: budget friendly, nourishing, good for your gut health, supports going health. 



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