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Slow-Cooker Chicken Stock

Slow-Cooker Chicken Stock

Now you can watch soap operas all day long while your stock simmers!MORE+LESS-

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(4 pound) whole chicken

1

medium yellow onion, quartered

2

carrots, cut into 3-inch pieces

2

celery stalks, cut into 3-inch pieces

2

tablespoons peppercorns

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    Place all ingredients in a slow cooker. Add 5 to 6 cups cold water, covering the chicken. Cook on low for 8 hours.

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    Remove the chicken from the pot and shred the meat from the skin and bones. Save chicken for later use and place bones and meat back into the pot.

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    Place a large colander in a large bowl. Pour the stock into the colander, separating the solids from the liquids.

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    Pour the stock into a fat separator. I do this because I didn't skim the fat off the top of the stock as it simmered. If you don't have a fat separator, skim the fat every hour or so.

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    Then pour the stock into jars or containers. If you plan to freeze the stock, leave about an inch at the top for liquid expansion.

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    Tightly close the lid on each jar and store in the refrigerator or freezer for later use.

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More About This Recipe

  • I'm so stoked about this stock! See what I did there?

    Did you know that you can make Slow Cooker Chicken Stock? Did you know this? As in, throw a bunch of stuff in a pot, leave it be while you live your life the way it was meant to be lived, come home to find a most gawwwgeous stickidy stock ready for whatever you have magnificently planned for it? Did you know this?

    Well guess what. You can make slow cooker chicken stock. You can! As in, you can throw a bunch of stuff in a pot, leave it be while you live your life the way it was meant to be lived, come home to find a most gawwwgeous stickidy stock ready for whatever you have magnificently planned for it.You totally can!

    So before I start repeating even MORE paragraphs, Imon' go ahead and take ya through it.

    Grab a chicken (duh), an onion, some celery and carrots, garlic, bay leaves, whole peppercorns and salt. My peppercorns are white in this picture because I spilled an entire thing of black peppercorns on the floor about 5 minutes before this. It was n'awesome.

    Stick it all in a slow cooker and add about 6ish cups of cold water. Where it covers the chicken. Now, turn that thang on low and fugget it.

    Then about 8 hours later come back and take the chicken out. Seriously, that chicken is going to fall apart. It's such a beautiful thing. You'll just separate the meat from the skin and bones, saving the meat for later use. Or eat some now. Throw the skin and bones back in the pot.

    Then, place a big colander in a large bowl. Carefully pour the stock into the colander, separating the solids from the liquids, lawk sew.

    Theeeeeen, okay. Quick chat. Some people like to skim the fat off the top of their stock periodically throughout the day. I didn't see much on mine, so I skipped that part. BUT, what I did do was pour the stock into a fat separator, which did the trick!

    And then you'll just pour that liquid mutha lovin' gold into mason jars or whatever containers you have on hand. Ugh, don't you just want to cuddle them?

    Bok, bok, chicken stock!

    (sorry)

    *Bev can't quit CHICKENING AROUND, OHHHHHHHH. Oh. For more musings, visit her blog at Bev Cooks and her Tablespoon profile.


21 Quick and Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

Have some chicken on hand and need a simple and quick recipe to make? These are some of my favorite chicken recipes for the slow cooker!

Using your slow cooker to start dinner early is genius, especially during busy or stressful times. Get the work out of the way early so that by the time the dinnertime crunch comes around and you are exhausted and/or #overit, there's nothing to stress about. Imagine dinner just being ready when you (or hangry kids) are.

Now is an especially great time for comfort food! Did you know you can make a delicious Alfredo Pasta with only 8 ingredients and your slow cooker?

Ingredients

  • ▢ 1 pound chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • ▢ 3 cups chicken broth
  • ▢ 1 tablespoon herb & garlic seasoning
  • ▢ ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ▢ 4 ounces cream cheese
  • ▢ 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • ▢ 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ▢ 1 tablespoon water
  • ▢ 16 ounces noodles
  • ▢ Chopped parsley for garnish

If you've got chicken thighs or breast, bbq sauce and buns, you are all set! The recipe calls for my homemade BBQ sauce but you can use any store bought sauce you have on hand as well.

Ingredients

  • ▢ 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • ▢ ½ cup Homemade Jalapeno Peach BBQ Sauce (or other favorite sauce + more to serve)
  • ▢ Buns for serving (optional)

One of the most popular recipes on my site and people have been making this favorite on repeat lately. The recipe calls for ground chicken, but you can also substitute chicken breasts and then shred them when they are done cooking.

Ingredients

  • ▢ 1 pound ground chicken
  • ▢ 15 oz canned white navy beans drained and rinsed
  • ▢ 14.5 oz can fire roasted tomatoes drained
  • ▢ 2 cups chicken broth
  • ▢ ¼ - ½ cup buffalo wing sauce start with ¼ cup and add more at end if needed
  • ▢ 1 package ranch dressing mix
  • ▢ 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • ▢ ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ▢ ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ▢ ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • ▢ ½ teaspoon dried cilantro
  • ▢ ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ▢ 8 oz cream cheese
  • ▢ Blue cheese crumbles optional

Toss in any veggies in this soup that you need to use up for a delicious and easy meal the whole family will love!

Ingredients

  • ▢ 1 pound boneless chicken thighs chopped
  • ▢ 1 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning
  • ▢ 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and diced
  • ▢ ½ cup diced sweet onion
  • ▢ 2 cloves minced garlic
  • ▢ 1 cup diced zucchini
  • ▢ 4 oz canned green chilis
  • ▢ 14.5 oz canned diced tomatoes
  • ▢ 2 cups chicken broth
  • ▢ 4 oz cream cheese room temperature

Only 6 ingredients and this meal can feed the family all week. So versatile you can serve on rice, in shells or just about anything you have on hand.

Everyone needs a meal they can cook at home that is faster to prepare than going through a drive-thru! This Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken takes less than 10 minutes to prepare, uses only 7 ingredients, and can be used in so many meal combinations it will become your new favorite!

Ingredients

  • ▢ 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ▢ 14.5 oz fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • ▢ 15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • ▢ 1 cup frozen sweet corn
  • ▢ 4 oz can diced green chilis
  • ▢ 2 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning
  • ▢ ½ cup chicken broth

Feeling under the weather? This recipe will be a comfort for sure!

Ingredients

  • ▢ 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • ▢ 4 celery ribs (1 cup chopped)
  • ▢ 5 carrots (2 cups peeled and chopped)
  • ▢ 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ▢ 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ▢ 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • ▢ 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ▢ 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ▢ ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ▢ ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ▢ 4 cups chicken broth
  • ▢ 12 oz Reames frozen Homestyle Egg Noodles for later
  • ▢ salt & pepper for later

Feeling a little adventurous or missing your favorite restaurant? Try this twist on a classic Indian dish!

Ingredients

  • ▢ 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces
  • ▢ ½ sweet yellow onion diced
  • ▢ 3 teaspoons jarred minced garlic
  • ▢ 1 tablespoon red curry paste
  • ▢ 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • ▢ 1 teaspoon salt
  • ▢ 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • ▢ ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ▢ 14.5 oz can coconut milk
  • ▢ 6 oz can tomato paste
  • ▢ 2 tablespoons butter
  • ▢ ¼ cup heavy cream for later
  • ▢ 2 cups Basmati Rice

This chicken is easy, light and perfect for leftovers!

Ingredients

  • ▢ 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ▢ ¼ cup chicken broth
  • ▢ 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ▢ 1 tablespoon honey
  • ▢ 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ▢ ½ teaspoon rice vinegar
  • ▢ ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ▢ ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ▢ dash hot sauce
  • ▢ 1 tablespoon corn starch dissolved in 1 tablespoon water

Ingredients

  • ▢ 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • ▢ ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ▢ ¼ cup honey
  • ▢ 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • ▢ 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ▢ 2 teaspoons jarred minced garlic
  • ▢ ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ▢ 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Use up those chicken thighs you found at the bottom of the freezer! I promise you won't be disappointed!

Ingredients

  • ▢ 4 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs
  • ▢ 1 pound carrots
  • ▢ 2 tablespoons butter
  • ▢ ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ▢ ¼ cup honey
  • ▢ ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ▢ ½ teaspoon dried cilantro
  • ▢ 1 teaspoon jarred minced garlic
  • ▢ a pinch of red pepper flakes

Make this tasty recipe with just 4 ingredients!

Ingredients

  • ▢ 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • ▢ 2 tablespoons tapioca flour or cornstarch
  • ▢ 15 oz jar salsa verde
  • ▢ 2 cups chicken broth

Make up a big batch of this for quick and easy meals all week!

This is the kind of recipe that is super easy and practically required for everyone to have in their rotation! Perfect for meal prep and making many of your favorite recipes, this is how you make Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken.

Ingredients

Classic and simple, but always a favorite!

Ingredients

  • ▢ 8 oz leftover grilled chicken breasts chopped into bite sized pieces
  • ▢ 8 oz tomato sauce
  • ▢ 14.5 oz fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • ▢ 2 cups frozen sweet corn kernels
  • ▢ 3 cups chicken broth
  • ▢ 2 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning
  • ▢ ½ cup sweet onion peeled and diced
  • ▢ 2 tablespoons fresh jalapeno diced, ribs and seeds removed
  • ▢ 2 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • ▢ 4 oz salad topper tortilla strips

Mac and cheese on a whole new level!

Ingredients

  • ▢ 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • ▢ 2 cups chicken broth
  • ▢ ½ cup buffalo wing sauce (start with ¼ and add more to taste when done)
  • ▢ 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ▢ ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ▢ ¼ teaspoon celery salt
  • ▢ 8 ounces shell pasta
  • ▢ 3 tablespoons butter
  • ▢ 2 tablespoons flour
  • ▢ 1 ½ cups milk
  • ▢ 6 oz shredded colby jack cheese

Love chili but looking for a change from the traditional tomato base?

Ingredients

  • ▢ 1 pound ground chicken
  • ▢ 2 cups chicken broth
  • ▢ 1 cup salsa verde
  • ▢ 15 oz canned navy beans drained and rinsed
  • ▢ 2 teaspoons cumin
  • ▢ ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ▢ ½ teaspoon salt
  • ▢ 4 oz whipped cream cheese

Ready for something spicy?

Ingredients

  • ▢ 1 to 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ▢ ¼ cup Sriracha sauce
  • ▢ ¼ cup honey
  • ▢ 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ▢ 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ▢ For the drizzle:
  • ▢ ¼ cup mayo
  • ▢ ¼ cup greek yogurt
  • ▢ ¼ cup sweet chili sauce
  • ▢ 2 tablespoons honey
  • ▢ 2 teaspoons hot sauce

Make once and use for several different recipes.

Ingredients

  • ▢ 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ▢ ¼ cup chicken broth
  • ▢ ½ cup buffalo wing sauce
  • ▢ 1 tablespoon cornstarch whisked with 1 tablespoon water

Have a bag of frozen corn? Make this tasty chowder!

Ingredients

  • ▢ 1 tablespoon butter optional
  • ▢ 1 pound thin sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ▢ salt and pepper
  • ▢ 16 oz frozen sweet corn kernels
  • ▢ ¼ cup flour
  • ▢ 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ▢ 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ▢ ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ▢ 4 cups vegetable broth
  • ▢ 1 cup heavy cream for later
  • ▢ salt for later
  • ▢ 4 slices bacon cooked crispy (for later), optional
  • ▢ fresh chives for garnish optional

Happen to have some chicken wings on hand?

Ingredients

  • ▢ 2 pounds chicken wings
  • ▢ 12 oz beer wheat, IPA or other favorite
  • ▢ ½ cup BBQ Sauce
  • ▢ 2 tablespoons honey
  • ▢ 1 tablespoon lime juice

Want to try something new and have a few spices on hand that you've never quite known how to use?

Ingredients

Can only find drumsticks at the store? I promise these are so tasty you'll want to make them again and again!

Ingredients

  • ▢ 1 ½ pounds about 6 chicken drumsticks
  • ▢ &frac13 cup BBQ sauce
  • ▢ ¼ cup seedless blackberry preserves
  • ▢ 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • ▢ salt and pepper to taste
  • ▢ 1 tablespoon cornstarch for later


30 Best Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes That Require Very Little Prep Time

Ree's Slow-Cooker White Chicken Chili will change dinnertime as you know it.

Chicken? For dinner? Groundbreaking.

We know, we know. Chicken's nothing new. When it comes to hunting down new recipes and Sunday dinner ideas, you're probably all, "Been there, done that." After all, it's hard not to get tired of seeing the same protein on our plates week after week. (Unless it's a chicken thigh recipe, that is. Ree Drummond swears chicken thighs are "her life"&mdashand we'd have to agree with that sentiment.)

But here's the thing: Not every chicken recipe is equal. If you're in a chicken rut, might we suggest trying something a little out-of-the-box for a change? Say, a flavorful slow cooker chicken recipe that's as delicious as it is fuss-free?

Here, we've compiled the easiest chicken dishes you can make in your slow cooker, each of which will make you see your friend the chicken in a whole new light. Whether you're intrigued by classics (like chicken cacciatore, for instance!) or want to try something new with Ree's creamy Slow-Cooker White Chicken Chili, jerk chicken thighs, or even crispy carnitas, we're absolutely certain these dinner ideas won&rsquot disappoint. Best of all, of course, is the fact that they're all made right in your slow cooker. Just throw in your ingredients (most of these recipes have a quick prep time!), turn on the machine, and get ready for something delicious. Trust us: Your family will thank you.


Overnight Chicken Stock in the Crock Pot

I’ve shared this recipe on the blog before, but to be honest it’s kind of buried in the intro paragraph of another recipe, which basically means it’s hard to find.

And now that I’ve realized how incredibly popular this slow cooker “overnight chicken stock” recipe is, I’ve decided it deserves a page all of its own!

Chicken Stock Ingredients

If you don’t already own a slow cooker, I like to give people plenty of reasons to buy one because I love mine (we use this basic, inexpensive slow cooker) and use it quite frequently for everything from “Flank Steak Fajitas” to “Refried Beans.”

But one of the best crock pot discoveries (thanks to a friend!) has definitely been this recipe below for chicken stock that cooks while you sleep using the leftover chicken bones from your dinner. I highly recommend using the leftovers from “The Best Whole Chicken in a Crock Pot” recipe, but any chicken bones will do, and you’ll be amazed by the outcome.