By now, I’m sure you all have heard about all the amazing health benefits of bone broth. If by chance you haven’t, you can read about some of the benefits here.
Often, I’ll make a soup from the turkey carcass after Thanksgiving, by boiling it on the stovetop but other than that…I’ve been totally lazy thinking it was too much of a process to do regularly.
Until recently, when a friend told me she does it in her crockpot over night-DUH!!
Every week we have a rotisserie chicken for dinner. For whatever reason, the chicken gets dried out and nobody eats it after a day. So, every week I end up throwing away the leftovers after a few days and get SO frustrated over the wasting off all that chicken! NO MORE!
This last week, I took off all the extra chicken we didn’t eat that same night and put the carcass in our slow cooker. The next day, I added back in the chicken
Ingredients (feeds 4 with leftovers)
- One Rotisserie Chicken (Mine was half eaten from the night before-haha!)
- 4 Medium sized carrots(I used organic Rainbow Carrots, because… FUN COLORS! :))
- 6-8 Cups of Water
- 2 Can Chicken Broth (check labels if you are on Whole30)
- 1 Tablespoon crushed ginger
- 1 Teaspoon crushed garlic
- 1 Medium to Large Onion Diced
- Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1/2 a bag of noodles. (You could use gluten free OR 2 cups zoodles or sweet potato noodles etc if you are Whole30!)
- Pick off all the chicken from the bone and set aside in an airtight container.
- Place the carcass in the slowcooker with the carrots, onions, garlic, and ginger.
- Pour 6-8 cups of water. I used 6, but then added some chicken stock later. I wasn’t sure if just one carcass would flavor the broth enough.
- Cook on low overnight for 12 hours.
- The next morning, pull on the bones out. I left the carrots and onions in there. They were mushy, but I figured the flavor would still be good and it was!
- Add shredded chicken back in and let sit on warm until dinner!
- If you aren’t doing Whole30 or you could also add in noodles at this point and they end up cooking on the “warm” cycle til dinner. Ours were a little soft, but still yummy!
- For Whole30 add in zoodles or sweet potato noodles!
You can see Esther’s chicken soup post where she started from scratch with a whole chicken.
And, other easy Crockpot Recipes you might enjoy…