Slowly Cooked Crock Pot Chicken & Bone Broth
Desire an easy, delicious recipe that allows you to do other things while it cooks, and provides amazing leftovers and down time for the week? Try this! Great for all ages (over 6 months old.)
Non-GMO, organic, local, free range, grass-fed ingredients:
1 Whole Chicken or Chicken on Bones
Carrots, Sweet Potato, and any other veggies you like!
Optional: 1 tbsp butter, salt and pepper, rosemary, or warm spices such as cumin, cinnamon, and more!
To prepare Veggies: Rinse off. As always, leave skins and ends on to retain nutrients.
Place carrots length wise at the bottom of the crock pot. Place chicken in crock pot. Add a whole sweet potato and any other vegetables or herbs such as: parsnips, rosemary, turnips, radishes, swiss chard, celery, and more! Add a small amount of water, about 1-2 C and seasonings if you like. Set to low for several hours until the meat and veggies are so soft they fall apart at a touch.
(If dividing this meal for adults, children, and babies, leave out the salt, pepper, and seasonings until babies are old enough. Great idea for low sodium diets. Always check for individual food allergies as well. For baby portions, add some of the broth to the dish and attend while eating to avoid choking, ensuring the chicken is in managable sized pieces.)
Remove veggies and plate with butter on the sweet potato, shred up some chicken, and add seasonings over the whole dish. Enjoy a meal for the whole family!
After dinner, carve up the slightly cooled off chicken, let cool a little more, and store in a glass dish in the refrigerator. Leave the bones and the remaining broth in the crock pot and add some more water. Set to low and leave on for several hours or overnight. In the morning, you can strain the bones and have plenty of chicken bone broth to drink for the week. This is also wonderful for steaming veggies and re-heating leftovers as it adds amazing moisture and flavor to everything. See more about the benefits of bone broth here.
Serve with salads for a refreshing pairing!