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Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 2 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 7 ingredients
For cancer caregivers strapped for time, a slow cooker can be a boon for making soups and stews. It is great for making stock and broth too. Homemade stocks and bone broths are nutritious...



  • ½ pound chicken bones (see Ann’s Tips)
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 1 splash vinegar, optional (for brightening flavor)

Nutrition Facts


10 cals


1 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g


1 g


1 g


1 g


1 g


10 mg


  1. In a 3- quart crock pot, add chicken bones, onions, carrots, celery, bay leaves, and thyme. Pour cold water over bones and vegetables to cover, about 8 cups. Cover with the lid and turn on high.
  2. Cook stock for 8 to 12 hours, skimming fat and foam off top.
  3. Once cooked and flavorful, strain bones and vegetables from liquid. Chill and store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to one week or freeze for future use.

Chef Tips

You can use the carcass from a roast chicken for the bones, or 4 chicken thighs.  A small 3 quart cooker like the one we’ve used here will make 1 quart, enough for 2 people.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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