It doesn't get much better than homemade chicken broth. Warning...after it has simmered in your slow cooker for several hours it smells so good, you'll want a bowl of warm chicken noodle soup, pronto.
It is so easy to make homemade chicken broth in your slow cooker, it's not even really a recipe. Simply put a chicken carcass or bones, leftover from cooked chicken, most of the meat removed (here's a great whole chicken recipe) in your slow cooker and cover with water. Add a few vegetables on hand like a stalk of celery broken in half, onion chunks, whole garlic cloves, and carrot pieces. Cook in your slow cooker for 6 or more hours until you have a beautiful, fragrant broth. You can season to taste with salt and pepper and any other seasonings you like. I usually go light on the seasoning since the chicken was seasoned when it was cooked the first time.
Strain the broth to remove the vegetables and chicken. If you are not using the broth right away let it cool, then pour into ice cube trays and freeze. You can then store zipper seal bags of broth cubes in your freezer. Next time you need chicken broth simply thaw as many broth cubes as you need.
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