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Easy Crockpot Bone Broth

This Easy Crockpot Bone Broth is made from the scraps of a whole chicken, some veggies and spices in the slow cooker! Paleo, whole30 and budget friendly!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy bone broth recipe, slow cooker bone broth
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 65kcal
WW Freestyle Points 1
Author The Clean Eating Couple

Ingredients

  • 1 lb bones from chicken or beef The more bones, the better. You can use the scraps from a whole roasted chicken or rotisserie chicken, or raw bones
  • 2 cups celery stalks halved - optional
  • 1 cup carrots halved - optional
  • 1 cup onion quartered - optional
  • sprigs fresh thyme + rosemary optional
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 8 cups water (approximately, fill to the top of your crockpot)

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a crockpot*, cover with filtered water and cook on low for at least 12 hours (16-18 is best). You may need to adjust the amount of water depending on the size of your crockpot. You can fill to the top of the crockpot!
  • Allow broth to cool slightly, and run through a strainer into a large pot or container. (This will just be easier to do if it is not scalding hot).
  • Optional, but recommended: I often strain my bone broth through a nut milk bag or cheesecloth to catch any miscellaneous small bones or fragments. At this step, the broth is ready to use, but I like to use up the veggies if you chose to add them in for flavor.
  • Optional, but recommended: Carefully remove carrots, onions + celery from the strainer and place into blender. Puree in blender until smooth (You may need to add a little broth to the blender depending on it’s power)
  • Stir veggie puree into strained broth and store in the refrigerator or freezer.
  • *Note: If using leftovers from our One Hour Roasted Chicken Recipe, just place all scraps in a the crockpot. You can add additional veggies if you’d like, but not required.
  • Storage: Store in airtight containers for up to 4 days, or put in the freezer until ready to use!

Notes

Can you make this bone broth in the instant pot?
Yes, you can! I prefer to cook my bone broth in the slow cooker, but you can cook this in your instant pot for 120 minutes on high pressure. Depending on the size of your instant pot, you may need more or less water. Make sure you DO NOT fill above the max fill line! Leave about an inch and half before the max fill line.
 
Storage:
Store in airtight containers for up to 4 days, or put in the freezer until ready to use!

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Easy Crockpot Bone Broth
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 65
% Daily Value*
Sodium 87mg4%
Potassium 454mg13%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 11015IU220%
Vitamin C 26.3mg32%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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