Overnight Crockpot Chicken Stock

After you cook your Whole Chicken in a Crockpot, pick it clean of the meat and make a healthy and delicious broth using the carcass of the chicken. You can drink this by itself to improve your gut health or use it in soups, stews and other recipes.

Carcass of bird from Whole Chicken in a Crockpot (recipe here). Just after you finish cooking it, pick it clean of the meat and throw it right back in - no crockpot clean required in between!
1 Onion, coarsely chopped
3 Garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
1 tsp salt
Herbs (thyme or italian parsley) - optional

1. Place carcass of whole bird back in slow cooker. Add onions, garlic, salt and optional herbs.
2. Fill crockpot with water, leaving 1/2" of space at the top.
3. Cook on low for at least 6-8 hours. The longer you let it cook, the more nutrients it gets out of the chicken, so sometimes I cook mine 24 hours!
4. When done, strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer and store in air-tight containers. Broth can be refrigerated for up to 4 days, or frozen for up to 2 months.

You can use the broth and cooked chicken you made to make Chicken Soup or Slow-Cooked Chicken Sauce with Tomatoes and Olives.

Or you can use it in
Italian Wedding Soup using my Italian Meatballs.