Homemade chicken broth is easy to make with this slow-cooker chicken stock recipe. With just 5 minutes of prep time, you'll have 10 cups of no-sodium-added flavorful broth to use in soups, stews, pastas and more.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, Soup Cookbook


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4 hrs 5 mins

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  • Combine carrot, celery, onion, chicken, parsley, thyme, bay leaf, garlic and peppercorns in a 6-quart slow cooker (see Tip). Add water.

  • Cover and cook on High for 4 hours. Strain and let cool to room temperature.


Tip: For easy cleanup, try a slow-cooker liner. These heat-resistant, disposable liners fit neatly inside the insert and help prevent food from sticking to the bottom and sides of your slow cooker.

To make ahead: Refrigerate cooled stock airtight for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Note: After straining and skimming, stock has negligible calories and nutrients.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup
1 calories; protein 0g; carbohydrates 0.1g; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 0.1g; monosaccharides 0.1g; disaccharides 0g; other carbs 0g; fat 0g; saturated fat 0g; mono fat 0g; poly fat 0g; trans fatty acid 0g; cholesterol 0mg; water 216.9g; ash 0.2g; vitamin a iu 18IU; vitamin a re 1.8RE; vitamin a carotenoid 1.8RE; vitamin a retinol 0RE; vitamin a carotene 10.8mcg; vitamin b1 thiamin 0mg; vitamin b2 riboflavin 0mg; vitamin b3 niacin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; vitamin b12 0mcg; biotin 0mcg; vitamin c 0.1mg; vitamin e alpha equivalents 0mg; vitamin e iu 0IU; vitamin e mg 0mg; folate 1.4mcg; vitamin k 1.2mcg; pantothenic acid 0mg; boron 17.7mg; calcium 8mg; chromium 0mcg; copper 0mg; fluoride 173.1mg; iron 0mg; magnesium 2.6mg; manganese 0mg; molybdenum 0.2mcg; phosphorus 1mg; potassium 12.5mg; selenium 0mcg; sodium 9.6mg; zinc 0mg; 40 butyric 0g; 60 caprioc 0g; 80 caprylic 0g; 100 capric 0g; 120 lauric 0g; 140 myristic 0g; 160 palmitic 0g; 180 stearic 0g; 161 palmitol 0g; 181 oleic 0g; 201 eicosen 0g; 221 erucic 0g; 182 linoleic 0g; 183 linolenic 0g; 184 stearidon 0g; 204 arachidon 0g; 205 epa 0g; 225 dpa 0g; 226 dha 0g; omega 3 fatty acid 0g; omega 6 fatty acid 0g; alanine 0g; arginine 0g; cystine 0g; glycine 0g; histidine 0g; isoleucine 0g; leucine 0g; lysine 0g; methionine 0g; phenylalanine 0g; proline 0g; serine 0g; threonine 0g; tryptophan 0g; tyrosine 0g; valine 0g; alcohol 0g; caffeine 0mg; pyramid vegetables 0; exchange vegetables 0; energy 0.6kcal; aspartic acid 0g; glutamic acid 0g; phytosterols 0.2mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; soluble fiber 0g; insoluble fiber 0g; vitamin d iu 0IU; vitamin d mcg 0mcg.

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