Slow cooker chicken broth

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
4 hr 12 min
Prep
12 min
Cook
4 hr
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
No store-bought broth can compare to the rich flavor, silky texture, and golden color of homemade. Using a slow cooker means there’s no checking and no stirring. For easy use, transfer the broth to mason jars and refrigerate up to 1 week or freeze up to 4 months. Use it in any recipe that calls for canned chicken broth, or drink a mug of the warm broth as a nice change from coffee or tea. Don’t have a slow cooker? Place all the ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until the chicken and vegetables are tender, about 1 hour.

Ingredients

uncooked chicken breast with skin and bone

1 oz, plus uncooked chicken legs with bone (you will need 4 lb total chicken; not 1 oz)*

uncooked onion(s)

2 medium, unpeeled and quartered

uncooked carrot(s)

2 large, scrubbed and quartered

uncooked celery

2 rib(s), large, quartered

garlic clove

3 clove(s), unpeeled and lightly crushed with side of a knife

peppercorn

2 tsp, black (about 12 whole)

kosher salt

1 tsp, or to taste

water

8 cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Place chicken in 5- or 6-quart slow cooker. Add onions, carrots, celery, garlic, peppercorns, and salt. Pour in water. Cover and cook 4–5 hours on High or 8–10 hours on Low.
  2. Using slotted spoon, transfer chicken to large plate or bowl. When cool enough to handle, remove and discard skin and bones. Put chicken meat in airtight container and refrigerate for another use, if you’d like. Ladle vegetables and broth through large sieve set over large bowl. Discard vegetables and peppercorns. Let broth cool to room temperature; cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. The next day, remove and discard solid fat from surface of broth. Transfer broth to airtight containers or 1-quart mason jars. Cover and refrigerate up to several days or freeze up to 3 months.
  4. Serving size: 1 cup

Notes

*You will need 4 lb total raw bone-in chicken breasts and legs for this recipe. We didn't add the 4 lb chicken to the ingredient list because you are not eating the chicken in this recipe, and adding it impacts the SmartPoints for Green.

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