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Creating Chicken Bone Broth

Updated on October 10, 2016
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Chicken Bone Broth

I love bone broth...even before it was a trend to healthy options. Bone broth is where flavor is built in a stew or soup. It adds depth. It adds richness. This broth is super easy to make, just finding good bones, adding some veggies in for the stock and letting time do it's magic in the crock-pot.

You can multiply your bone broth in quantity and can it for shelf-stable use later on. One weekend of cooking can add up to a few months of enjoyment.

Cook Time

Cook time: 24 hours
Ready in: 24 hours
Yields: 4-6 qts


  • 1 whole deboned chicken carcass, from roasted chicken
  • 3-4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1/2 onion... chopped large
  • 1 carrot, cut in large chunks
  • 2 stocks celery, cut in large chunks
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 TBLS peppercorn
  • 6-8 qts water
  1. Place all ingredients in a large crock-pot.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 24-48 hours. Stir occasionally and keep the water level high.

Bone Broth is Step 2 of Making Chicken & Dumplings

Roasting a chicken is the base for many wonderful dishes in your kitchen. It is a staple in my house. I prefer, for a chicken stew or soup to start with a whole chicken because of the variety of meat (both dark and white) and the bones that I can use to build a stock. To complete this recipe as Chicken & Dumplings, follow these steps:


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