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Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

This is an easy recipe for slow cooker chicken stock to help keep your freezer full of homemade broth. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet/paleo.

I’ve been making this Slow Cooker Chicken Stock recipe for years. I make it at least once a week to keep the freezer stocked. Since I use it in so many recipes, I thought it would be best to show you my recipe for homemade stock. There’s no salt in homemade stock so the flavor is different than most store bought versions.

This is an easy recipe for slow cooker chicken stock to help keep your freezer full of homemade broth. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet/paleo.

Chicken stock is constantly being used in my kitchen. It seemed silly to continuously buy stock at the grocery store when I could just make it from leftovers.

Yes, I make my stock from mostly leftovers. After I make chicken, I store the leftover bones in the freezer. When I’m ready to make the stock, I just pull them out of the freezer and toss it into the slow cooker.

This is an easy recipe for slow cooker chicken stock to help keep your freezer full of homemade broth. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet/paleo.

I also save the tops of carrots to use in stock as well. Don’t save the green tops (they are too astringent for stock), just the ends that normally get thrown away. I keep a bag in the freezer and just fill it up so that they are ready when I need them. You’d be surprised how quickly you can fill up a bag. It’s a great way to reduce food waste in your kitchen.

This is an easy recipe for slow cooker chicken stock to help keep your freezer full of homemade broth. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet/paleo.

I use my Hamilton Beach slow cooker to make this recipe. I’ve had it a few years now and it’s been a workhorse. I use it constantly and haven’t had any issues. However, I’m tempted to get an Instant Pot as it’s become insanely popular. My friend has one and raves about it. It would definitely work for this recipe as well.

This is an easy recipe for slow cooker chicken stock to help keep your freezer full of homemade broth. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet/paleo.This is an easy recipe for slow cooker chicken stock to help keep your freezer full of homemade broth. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet/paleo.

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock
 
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This is an easy recipe for slow cooker chicken stock to help keep your freezer full of homemade broth. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet/paleo.
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Recipe type: Ingredient
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8-10 cups
Ingredients
  • Bones of 2-3 Chickens (fresh or frozen)
  • 4 Carrots
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, smashed
  • 2 Onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Black Peppercorns (optional for AIP diet)
  • bunch of Fresh Thyme
  • small bunch of Fresh Oregano
  • small sprig Fresh Rosemary
  • 8-12 cups Water
Instructions
  1. Add all of the ingredients into an 8 quart slow cooker.
  2. Set the slow cooker to cook for 12 hours on low or 6 hours on high.
  3. Let the stock cool slightly then strain the liquid as you pour it into measuring cups.
  4. If you’re freezing the stock, pour them into mason jars (or your preferred storage containers).
  5. Then place the jars into refrigerator to finish cooling before placing them in the freezer.
  6. If you’re using right away, feel free to keep the stock in the measuring cups until you are ready to use.

This is an easy recipe for slow cooker chicken stock to help keep your freezer full of homemade broth. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet/paleo.
If you like this recipe, be sure to share it on Pinterest or leave a comment below!

 

 

This is an easy recipe for slow cooker chicken stock to help keep your freezer full of homemade broth. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet/paleo.

Leftover Ham Bone Soup

Save the bone and a few cups of leftover ham from last night’s glazed ham to make this Leftover Ham Bone Soup. It’s packed with colorful and good-for-you foods like carrots, sweet potatoes and spinach. This recipe is paleo/AIP that means gluten, dairy and nut free.

I’ve cooked at least 3 glazed hams this holiday season. That means we always have ham leftovers and a giant ham bone. Leftover Ham Bone soup is a great way to transform your leftovers into something special.

I’m always making chicken and beef stock out of our leftovers so I was determined to find a soup to use up this leftover ham bone. Traditionally you’d use the leftovers to make a split pea soup but I’ve never been a fan. In fact, most of the recipes I’ve found that use leftover ham bones all include beans. Those are a no-no on the autoimmune protocol diet so I had to get creative.

Save the bone and a few cups of leftover ham from last night’s glazed ham to make this Leftover Ham Bone Soup. It’s packed with colorful and good-for-you foods like carrots, sweet potatoes and spinach. This recipe is paleo/AIP that means gluten, dairy and nut free.

The ham broth that you create is very flavorful. I used my favorite root veggies – carrots and sweet potatoes – to add to the pot. They soak up those ham juices so well. I also added a big bunch of spinach for some added color as well as something to temper the sweetness of the sweet potatoes and carrots.

I’m so excited at how well this soup turned out. It’s truly a brand new dish. No one would know that it’s leftovers! Also, a giant ham can run you $30 or more so it’s nice to squeeze ever cent out of it. I like that you only have to spend a few extra bucks to get a brand new meal.

Save the bone and a few cups of leftover ham from last night’s glazed ham to make this Leftover Ham Bone Soup. It’s packed with colorful and good-for-you foods like carrots, sweet potatoes and spinach. This recipe is paleo/AIP that means gluten, dairy and nut free.

Leftover Ham Bone Soup
 
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Save the bone and a few cups of leftover ham from last night’s glazed ham to make this Leftover Ham Bone Soup. It’s packed with colorful and good-for-you foods like carrots, sweet potatoes and spinach. This recipe is paleo/AIP that means gluten, dairy and nut free.
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 leftover Hambone
  • 2 slices of Bacon, chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 4 Carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 Sweet Potatoes, peeled and diced
  • ¾ teaspoon Fresh Thyme Leaves
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (optional for AIP), to taste
  • 1½ cups leftover Ham, diced
  • 12 ounces Baby Spinach
Instructions
  1. Place leftover hambone in a large stockpot or Dutch oven and add enough water to cover the bone halfway, about 6-8 cups.
  2. Bring to a boil and then the reduce heat and simmer until very fragrant, about 1 hour.
  3. Once the broth is finished, remove and discard the ham bone.
  4. Add the bacon to a second large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  5. Cook the bacon for a few minutes until it’s created enough grease to start cooking the onions and garlic.
  6. Add garlic and onions to the stockpot.
  7. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  8. Next stir in carrots, sweet potatoes, thyme and bay leaves.
  9. Add in the ham broth and then season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  10. Bring the soup to a boil.
  11. Once the soup is boiling, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10-12 minutes.
  12. Stir in ham and spinach then let cook until the spinach has wilted and the ham is cooked through, about 1-2 minutes.
  13. Serve immediately.

Save the bone and a few cups of leftover ham from last night’s glazed ham to make this Leftover Ham Bone Soup. It’s packed with colorful and good-for-you foods like carrots, sweet potatoes and spinach. This recipe is paleo/AIP that means gluten, dairy and nut free.
If you like this recipe, be sure to share it on Pinterest or leave a comment below!

 

 

Save the bone and a few cups of leftover ham from last night’s glazed ham to make this Leftover Ham Bone Soup. It’s packed with colorful and good-for-you foods like carrots, sweet potatoes and spinach. This recipe is paleo/AIP that means gluten, dairy and nut free.