Homemade Slow Cooker Chicken Broth

Homemade Slow Cooker Chicken Broth

Homemade Slow Cooker Chicken Broth is flavorful, easy, and convenient! This recipe gives you a head-start on amazing homemade soup recipes and weeknight meals of all sorts.

With basic recipes such as these, many people ask me: “is it really worth the hassle to make it homemade?”

For me, the answer is definitely “yes”- for a few reasons! πŸ™‚

First of all, I love knowing exactly what’s in my broth! None of the chemicals, extra sodium, sugars, and preservatives that are hiding in most store bought options.

Homemade Slow Cooker Chicken Broth

Packed with health benefits and delicious full flavor, this homemade slow cooker chicken broth is a great choice for busy families!

The second reason that I love making this homemade chicken broth recipe is the “set it and leave it” aspect of using a slow cooker! It takes away the hassle of watching a pot on the stove or feeling tied down for hours at a time.

Homemade Slow Cooker Chicken Broth

Homemade Slow Cooker Chicken Broth


  • 8 c Water
  • 1 Medium Onion, coarsely chopped
  • 3-4 Celery Stalks, coarsely chopped
  • 2 Large Carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1-2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/2 tsp Adobo Sauce (optional)
  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken Carcass (bones, scraps, and skin only - see this recipe to make your own rotisserie style chicken in the slow cooker!)


  1. After removing meat from rotisserie chicken, place bones, skins, and scraps in slow cooker.
  2. Add chopped vegetables, spices, and water.
  3. Cover with lid and allow to simmer on high heat for 6-8 hours (or turn to lower heat for longer amounts of time).
  4. Turn off heat and allow to cool for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Place strainer/sieve over a large bowl or pot. Pour liquid from slow cooker, through the strainer, so that the strainer catches vegetables/bones and you are left with the chicken broth.
  6. Voila!
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Preparing homemade chicken broth is the most time consuming part of many soup recipes, so being able to return home to a flavorful homemade soup broth is such a “win”! Especially during cold months of the year when we eat so much more bone broth!

Here are some of the ways that I love using my slow cooker chicken broth:

  • Using broth instead of plain water to make flavorful rice
  • Add a little gluten free flour and heat to make a delicious brown gravy to go with mashed potatoes, roasted chicken or vegetables
  • Using it as the base in all sorts of soups

Homemade Slow Cooker Chicken Broth

What are your cold weather menu hacks? If you enjoyed this homemade slow cooker chicken broth recipe, you may also be interested in my slow cooker rotisserie style chicken recipe or these perfectly easy hard boiled eggs!

Bon appetit!

XOXO Abigail