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Easy Homemade Chicken Stock made in the Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker

September 30, 2020

It is that time of the year - when the days get cooler and you just want something to warm you up. It is soup season! I love this time of the year and I love soup! Soups always taste best when they are made with homemade chicken stock. It just gives it a richer flavor. And it is so easy to make! All made from using food scraps that you normally would just throw away. It is time to get out my bag of frozen vegetable scraps, take my chicken carcass and make some easy homemade chicken stock!

Easy Homemade Chicken Stock in the Slow Cooker:

Makes approximately 5 quarts


Slow cooker Frozen vegetable scraps (or one onion, quartered, 2 carrots and 2 celery stalks) Chicken carcass 1 tbsp Whole peppercorns Kosher salt to taste Water

  1. Place the bones, frozen veggie scraps, peppercorns and salt into your slow cooker. Go light on the salt. You can always add more later but can’t take it away.

  2. Fill the slow cooker to the top with water and cover.

  3. Cook on the low setting overnight or all day. About 12 to 15 hours. The longer the better.

  4. Taste to see if it needs more salt. Add some if it does.

  5. Let the stock cool a bit and remove the bones and vegetables.

  6. Strain into either quart sized containers or containers different sizes (so you have the correct amount of stock for different recipes). Plastic Chinese food containers are great for this!

  7. Use right away to make a delicious soup or you can freeze to use at a later date.

Easy Home Chicken Stock in the Pressure Cooker:

Please note that you can also make chicken stock much faster in a pressure cooker. Follow the recipe above, fill your pressure cooker with water to the "fill" line and cook under pressure for approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Both ways work great but personally, I love making chicken stock in a slow cooker. It makes my house smell amazing!

Wow! Look at all of this delicious and rich homemade chicken stock! Can you believe how easy it is to make 5 quarts of chicken stock? And all from items that you would normally throw away. I can't wait to make some soup!

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