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Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 2 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 7 ingredients

For cancer caregivers strapped for time, a slow cooker can make cooking soups and stews a breeze. It also works great for making stock and broth. Homemade stocks and bone broths are nutritious to...



  • ½ pound chicken bones (see Chef Tips)
  • 2 cups onions, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 1 splash vinegar, optional (for brightening flavor)
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Nutrition Facts


10 cals


1 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g


1 g


1 g


1 g


1 g


10 mg


  1. In a 3- quart crock pot, add chicken bones, onions, carrots, celery, bay leaves, and thyme. Pour cold water over bones and vegetables to cover, about 8 cups. Cover with the lid and turn on high.
  2. Cook stock for 8 to 12 hours, skimming fat and foam off top.
  3. Once cooked and flavorful, strain bones and vegetables from liquid. Chill and store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to one week or freeze for future use.

Chef Tips

You can use the carcass from a roast chicken for the bones, or 4 chicken thighs.  A small 3 quart cooker like the one we’ve used here will make 1 quart, enough for 2 people.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society

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