Project Description

Slow Cooker Chicken and Homemade Stock

This is honestly the easiest and best “bang for your buck” and time-saving recipe around.  Oh, and did I mention delicious?


– 1 whole organic chicken
– 2 carrots
– 1 onion
– 2 celery stalks
– 2 garlic cloves
– 1 bay leaf
– 1 teaspoon salt


Place all ingredients in your slow cooker.  Add enough water to submerge the chicken halfway.  Set to cook for 9 hours on low heat if the chicken is frozen and 6 hours if thawed.  You can serve chicken as is or make chicken pot pie!  Reserve the liquid and strain out all vegetables and bay leaf and discard.  I like to store in containers in the freezer for things like chicken noodle soup and pot pies!