Tuesday, January 15, 2013

14 Overnight Chicken Stock in the Crock Pot

Yesterday I shared a recipe for a whole chicken in the crock pot! :-) After I finished eating/freezing the meat from the chicken, I kept all of the skin, bones, and broth in the crock pot and cooked it overnight. The next morning, I had an amazing amount of homemade chicken stock! 
I froze the stock in 2 cup bags and anytime I need chicken stock I have plenty in the freezer! 
Overnight Chicken Stock in the Crock Pot
Leftover chicken bones or carcass roughly equivalent to one small or medium sized chicken
1 onion, peeled and loosely chopped
1 rib of celery, roughly chopped
1 carrot, roughly chopped (no need to peel)
1 bay leaf
1 sprig fresh parsley
1 sprig fresh thyme
Salt, to taste
(I didn't have any of the ingredients except for the Whole Chicken in a Crock Pot ingredients and the stock turned out wonderful. So don't worry if you don't have carrots and celery) 
After removing all edible meat from the chicken put/leave the bones, skin, cooking juices, etc. in the crock pot. If you are using the chicken carcass from the “The Best Whole Chicken in the Crock Pot” recipe just leave every single thing that’s leftover (except the meat) in the crock pot including the original onion and spices you used when making the chicken.
Add the onion, celery, carrot and spices on top of the bones and fill the crock pot almost to the top with tap water (leaving about ½” at the top).(I put 10 cups of water for around 6-8 cups of left over chicken bones, pieces and juiceCook on low for 8 – 10 hours. After the stock is done cooking turn off the heat and, using a soup ladle, pass the stock through a fine sieve to remove all herbs/bones/etc. Either refrigerate or freeze the stock for future use.
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  1. totally need to do this because chicken stock, the homemade version, is healthier and less salty and any recipe in the crockpot is a must for me!

  2. Such a great idea!! I will definetly try it!

  3. Mmmm, I bet this tastes great when it's done! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)


  4. Chicken broth is always a staple in my house, but I've always wanted to make my own, it seems so intimidating. I never even thought about using the crockpot! That really takes some of the work and scary out of making it.
    Thanks for the idea, I can't wait to look through the rest of your recipes.

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! Otherwise I would not of found you! I'm already in love with your blog! Like you I love to cook! And this crock pot stock sounds right up my alley!

  6. Thanks for your comment on my blog! Have you ever done the SSMT before? I'm so excited because my mom is doing it with me, from across the country. We're trying to practice together over the phone. What verse did you choose?

    I hope you have a wonderful week!

    1. Rachel,
      Elizabeth found my blog the other day and left a comment and I'm on the SSMT too! It's my first time!
      SMALL WORLD? God is so cool like this...

  7. thank you, elizabeth! i found that verse on the january 1 blog post -- it was someone else's :) are you doing ssmt this year? p.s. i'm seriously glad to have found your blog -- i can't wait to try some of your recipes!!! danae<><

  8. thank you, elizabeth! i found it on the lpm blog post on january 1st -- it was someone else's memory verse :) also, glad to find your blog! i can't wait to try some of your recipes. danae<><

  9. I'm definitely going to try this out! Thanks for the thrifty tip!

  10. I need to read here more often! I'm not a Betty Crocker and I need help with my kitchen skills. :)

    lauren rebecca

  11. Elizabeth,
    Thanks for visiting my blog and I'm really looking forward to gleaning some cooking encouragement on your blog! I'm always finding that "what's for dinner" rut and I'm glad I found you, or you found me... whichever..
    And, you've got comments here about SSMT... This is so cool... I love it when God uses these obscure ways to connect His children.

  12. Hey there, thanks for visiting my blog. Have been on holidays, and back on board. Nice to meet you :)

  13. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I love this idea, homemade stock is so wonderful!


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