Slow Cooker Bone Broth

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Last Updated on March 25, 2024 by Share My Kitchen

This long-lasting soup is a simple slow cooker bone broth that you can make in a big batch.

Your family can have this bone broth as a staple of their diet. You can eat a lot of bone broth along with heirloom vegetables, grass-fed meats, healthy fats, and old-fashioned cod liver oil. A nutritionist recommends that you may aim to consume one quart per person each day. The broth is a nutritional powerhouse, as you can see. It is rich in easily-assimilated minerals, amino acids, and goodies, such as glucosamine chondroitin. Its gelatin is also a powerful medicine, especially in fighting colds and flu, and helps heal the gut, which is why it has an integral role in the GAPS diet.

How Much Bone Broth Should We Consume?

Moreover, you read that correctly, one quart per adult per day is the goal (the little ones can get at least a pint). This is a lot of broth. Here’s the math is broken down for you: if you have 3 adults in your family, you will consume between two to three quarts of broth per day, which averages to approximately four and a half gallons of broth per week. As you can see, soups, stews, and other types of broth may become an important part of your daily meals, even more so in winter than in summer. You can have breakfast served with a cup of broth, and have another cup of broth on hand for when you are at work.

It may become a great routine, and you may give credit to good broth, cod liver oils, and fermented foods for the resilient immunity your family will enjoy during flu season.

How to Make Enough Bone Broth?

If you are curious about how you will manage to work, or just generally go through your daily responsibilities, and make four and a quarter gallons of bone soup each week, here’s the trick: it is slow-cooked. It is called a long-lasting soup. Your slow cooker will be constantly left on, bubbling away, and ready for you to feed you and your family with the bounty of the bones provided after stewing every hour of every day.

Making Slow Cooker Bone Broth is Easy

Once a week, you may place the frame of a roast chicken in the slow cooker, cover it with filtered water, and add a few bay leaves, black peppercorns, and vegetable scraps. Then, turn it on, and it’s ready. After pulling the broth out of the slow cooker, filter it through a reusable coffee filter. This helps remove any floating herbs, chicken skin, or pieces of bone, and will give you a clear broth. Then, while removing the broth, add water and continue this process for the remainder of the week. This ensures that every last drop of goodness is removed from the chicken frame by the end of the week.

If you are concerned about how much it will cost to keep your slow cooker running for 24 hours, seven days a week, then you should know that the average cost of running it is $0.01 to $0.03 an hour. This works out to a weekly cost of $1.68 to $5.04. It’s definitely worth it.

Slow Cooker Bone Broth

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
5 mins 12 hrs 12 hrs 5 mins 12 (3 quartz)


  • 1 whole chicken (or the frame of a roasted chicken)
  • 2 sweet bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 12 cups water


  1. Put one whole chicken, or the frame from a roasted bird, into your slow cooker. Add sweet bay, black peppercorns, and wine. Cover the chicken with filtered water, and cook over low heat for 12 hours.
  2. Strain the broth, then shred and put away the leftover meat. It can be used immediately, or you can store it in jars and place it in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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