Slow Cooker Bone Broth

Easy Bone Broth Recipe

An easy and healthy bone broth recipe. Use whatever bones you have on hand - chicken, beef, lamb or fish, then cook for several hours over very low heat.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword broth
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 40kcal
Author Vered DeLeeuw


  • 2 lbs bones - beef, chicken, lamb or fish, preferably organic and/or grass-fed
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 2 large carrots, roughly chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves


  • If using raw bones (bones that you bought especially for this and not leftover bones), roast them first for 30 minutes in a 350-degree oven.
  • Place all the ingredients in a large stockpot. Pour a gallon of water on top. Bring to a boil over high heat. This will probably take 20 minutes or so.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover except for the tiniest crack, and allow to gently simmer for 8 hours. During the first hour of cooking, check the soup occasionally and if a foamy layer has formed on the top, use a spoon to remove it.
  • Carefully pour the broth through a strainer into a large container, getting rid of the bones and overcooked vegetables. Serve immediately, or allow to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • When ready to serve, remove the layer of fat from the top if you wish (I don’t), heat and serve as a delicious, good-for-you appetizer.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 40kcal | Protein: 3.6g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 350mg