When we simmer a chicken in water (see our recipe for Slow Cooked Chicken) we end up with a pot full of rather bland chicken broth. No problem! Once we’ve removed the meat, we add the carcass back to the broth, throw in some vegetables and make a rich and complex bone broth.
You can also use the chicken (or turkey) carcass of a rotisserie or roast chicken. Just add water and vegetables and simmer it all day. It’s really quite easy to do, and you’ll be glad to have it during the cold and flu season. Freeze small batches to thaw out whenever you want to make chicken soup.
Just remember one thing. Plug in your slow cooker! Once everything is ready, set the slow cooker to low and go to bed. (See the option for making it on the stove top.)