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raw chicken bones, carrots, celery, onions, sea salt in a stock pot to make chicken stock, an upgraded bone broth with more nutrients

Chicken Stock (Slow Cooker Bone Broth)

This recipe for chicken stock (chicken bone broth) is one of Dr. Frank Lipman's most nutritious, easy-to-make, and gut repairing foods.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 6 hrs 40 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American, European
Servings 16 people


  • Mesh strainer or cheesecloth
  • Large (8-12 quart) pot or slow cooker


  • 2-4 lbs chicken bones or fish, shellfish, beef, lamb
  • 1 gallon water or enough to cover the bones by a few inches
  • 3-4 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • vegetables optional: carrots, onions, garlic
  • sea salt optional
  • herbs optional


  • Place the bones in your pot or slow cooker and cover it with water by a few inches. Add the vinegar and let it sit for 30-60 minutes. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer.
  • While it simmers, you can use a spoon to skim off any scum that rises to the top. Reduce the heat, cover, and allow the broth to simmer very gently. Cook on low heat for at least 6 hours or overnight, to extract the most gelatin and nutrients from the bones. A few hours before it is done, throw in the vegetables, sea salt, and herbs, if you are using them.
  • Remove from the heat and let it cool. Pick out the heavy bones and discard them, then strain the broth through the mesh or cheesecloth over another pot. When the broth is cool, ladle it into glass mason jars with 2 inches of space left at the top.
  • When the stock is cooled down, it should wiggle like jelly because of the high gelatin content from the collagen. Don't worry! When you warm it up, it will liquefy again.
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