If you are like me, you use chicken broth for soooo many things. I throw a little chicken broth in most things I cook: rice, soups, casseroles, and anything else I can think of. I was so excited to learn that chicken broth is so easy to make all by myself.  And it costs NOTHING!! It’s all made from scraps. Any time you eat chicken (on the bone): fried, baked, rotisserie, etc., SAVE THE BONES! And any time you cut vegetables for your cooking: carrots, leeks, onions, peppers, celery, or any other root veggies, SAVE THE SCRAPS!  Once you have a collection of both of these

1) Grab the biggest crock pot that you own, can find, or can borrow. The bigger the better!!  (I love my Hamilton Beach 3 in 1 slow cooker. I use the same base and can cook with a 2 quart, a 4 quart, or a 6 quart crock.)

homemade chicken broth

1 Please don’t judge me by the gook on my crock pot. Yes, I can see it could use a good wipe down. 😉

2) Throw all the bones and scraps in the pot.

3) Fill the pot with water. (FILL it. ALL the way. More broth is more bueno!)

4) Set the crock pot to low and walk away. Leave the pot on low for about 6-8 hours. Wah-lah!!

homemade chicken brothNow, here comes some even better news. Once you strain the broth into storage jars or bags (let it cool a little first), throw all the scraps and bones back in the pot and repeat steps 1-4.

Yes, I mean it! You can do it again! This is the greatest $$$$ saver EVER!! And the broth is so good. I can’t wait for you to try it! Let me know how it works for you.