I had a super busy day yesterday. I got together with some lovely ladies in the morning, visited with a good friend in the afternoon, and then finished my day with homework and dinner with the family. We ate roasted chicken last night and I really wanted to use the carcass to make broth, but I just didn’t have the energy to tend to a simmering pot for several hours. However, I vaguely remembered reading somewhere that I could make broth in my slow cooker overnight. So, I did, and it turned out perfectly!
Slow Cooker Chicken Broth
1 chicken carcass, bones, and skin
Place chicken carcass in the slow cooker. Add enough water to completely cover the bones. Cover with the lid and cook on low overnight. In the morning, strain the broth to remove the bones and ladle into canning jars. Store the broth in the refrigerator. After it is chilled, the fat will rise to the top and can be removed with a spoon. Use your homemade broth just as you would use purchased broth. Yield: Varies. This time I ended up with 12 cups broth.
Frugal Tip: Making your own chicken broth is practically free! One 12 cup batch saves me $6.81 over store bought broth.
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