Chicken Bone Broth

Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours
Servings 64 oz
Author Kimberly Stewart


  • 1 Whole Organic Raw Chicken
  • 1 Large Crockpot
  • 64 oz Filtered Water Varies based on size of crockpot
  • 2 TBS Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Varies Various Vegetables Carrots, Celery, Garlic and Onion
  • Varies Various Herbs and seasons rosemary, turmeric, thyme ect.
  • Varies Salt and Pepper to taste Add this after broth is cooked


  1. Place the Raw whole chicken breast down into the crock pot. (Include organ meat)
  2. Lightly salt your bird. You can add your veggies at this time but I usually just salt the top of the bird and put crushed garlic over top (Can add Grassfed Butter or Ghee to coat the bird)
  3. Close lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  4. At this point you can use the chicken for meals or set aside. You can also start your broth with the chicken still whole. Either way, you will fill the crock pot with filtered water until it reaches about an inch above the bird. (If you cook the chicken and water at the same time, you want to add slightly less water, as the chicken will produce some liquid itself. You will want to increase your cooking time to 12 hours)
  5. Next, If you cooked your bird prior to adding water, you will take a fork and separate the cooked bird. It will be moist and pull apart easily. Add 2 TB of Apple Cider Vinegar, any desired vegetables and or herbs. Close lid and continue cooking on low.
  6. Cook on low for 6-12 hours (I cook mine for 8 hours in crockpot and 2 hours in Instant Pot) for the fullest richest amount of bone broth. (No more than 24 hours) You can use the broth after the first 6 hours. Place in a mason jar and let cool to store. Can be stored in the fridge 3-4 days or in the freezer for up to a year.
  7. I will usually put a chicken in the crockpot before going to bed and cook over night. In the morning, I will place my water, vegetables and ACV and let it cook until dinner time. At dinner time I will create a soup using this wonderful and nutritious broth! (If using an Instant pot, you will cook the chicken for 30 minutes and broth for 1-2 hours...if you cook chicken and water at same time, reduce amount of water and cook for 2 hours)
  8. You can drink the broth on its own or create a soup! 1/2- 1 cup per day is a great start for healing treatment for the gut or for support when sick or keeping well. Enjoy!!