Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

An easy chicken stock recipe that uses the convenience of a slow cooker. This homemade chicken stock is flavorful enough to drink on it's own and mild enough to use as a base for a variety or soups, stews, and sauces! 
Course Basic, Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 5 minutes
Servings 10 cups
Calories 86kcal
Author Jennifer of A Life of Happenstance


  • 1 whole roasted chicken carcass
  • 2 large carrots, washed and halved
  • 2 celery stalks, washed and halved
  • 1/2 large Spanish onion
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 1 bunch parsley (optional)


  • Place all ingredients, except the parsley, in the slow cooker and fill with water until bones and vegetables are covered.
  • Cover with a lid and set crock pot on low. Cook for 8 to 12 hours. Add the parsley to the stock during the last 30 minutes of cooking. 
  • Once cooled, strain the stock into containers and place in the fridge for up to a week or store in the freezer for up to 6 months.


  • The calories calculated in this recipe are an estimate.