We often buy a whole rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, especially at Costco. For a while we’d just toss the bones afterward but it’s fairly easy to make chicken broth with the leftover carcass. Throwing it in a slow cooker with water overnight help loosen up some of the hard to reach meat. It’s also a great base for chicken noodle soup if you’re patient enough to pick out and save the vegetables and remaining meat.


  • Prep Time: 10 min before + 30 minutes after if you want to save the meat & veggies
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Servings: 4


  • Cooked & cleaned chicken carcass
  • Celery roughly chopped
  • Parsley
  • Carrots roughly chopped
  • Onion roughly chopped
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Bay leaves
  • Other seasonings as desired


  1. Add ingredients to a slow cooker
  2. Fill slow cooker with water until ingredients are mostly covered
  3. Cook for 5+ hours in slow cooker (overnight is great too)
  4. Strain broth into container to save or use
  5. (Optional) Sort through remaining mix for any meat or veggies you’d like to save