Simple Crock Pot Stock

Most folks won’t even contemplate getting into the kitchen to create a nourishing pot of bone stock.

Oh the horror! Their idea of spending 24 hours in the kitchen slaving away over a pot of stock, is just that; an idea. It’s not reality.

The reality is you can have this amazingly nourishing broth with a minimal amount of time, effort or energy spent in the kitchen.

Get yourself a crockpot, throw all of your ingredients into it, set the timer, and go.


Here’s the recipe.

Simple Crock Pot Stock
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Recipe type: Soups and Broth
Cuisine: Food is medicine
Serves: 3 quarts
  • 1-2 pounds of pastured chicken carcasses and/or bones (can use duck or turkey)
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped (can use onion skin too)
  • 2-3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2-3 carrots
  • 1 cup parsley
  • OR you can use ½ bag of kitchen scraps that you have saved in the freezer in gallon sized bags. For example: if you peel and chop any vegetables - onion, scallions, leek, carrot, celery, parsley – put the scraps (onion skin and roots, ends of carrots, celery leaves and ends, parsley stems, etc.), into a gallon-sized freezer safe bag.
  1. Add chicken and veggies into a 7 qt. crockpot.
  2. Fill with water.
  3. You can add water up to 1 inch from the top.
  4. Cover and cook on high heat for 8-10 hours.
  5. Turn heat to low and cook an additional 10-12 hours.
  6. Strain and discard bones and veggies.