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February 28, 2015

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 hrs
  • Yields: 1.9L completed stock


1.5kg whole organic chicken

2 onions cut in half

2 carrots roughly chopped

1/4 bunch of celery roughly chopped

1 tsp whole black peppercorns

1/2 head of garlic, peeled

1 leek roughly chopped

3 stalks of thyme

3 stalks rosemary

4 bay leaves


1~Place all ingredients into 6Lslow cooker

2~Fill with approx. 3L of water or until waterlevel is approx. 1inch from top of inner slow cooker bowl

3~Cook on low for up to 20hrs for full depth of flavour concentrate

4~Use a slotted spoon to remove and discard all the solid pieces from the dish

5~Pour remaining liquid contents through a fine sieve to remove any remaining solid pieces of food or herbs etc.

6If you dont have a sieve you can take a new clean pantyhose stocking, cut off one leg, securethe toeend with a knot and stretch it over a bowl to form a fine sieve

7~Pour into a large bowl and refrigerate overnight or long enough for any fat in the dish to solidify on top of the stock

8-Use a slotted spoon again to carefully remove and discard this solidified fat from the dish

9~Fill storage containers/bags/pouches with stock and refrigerate and use within 3-4 days or freeze and use within 3 months.

10~This recipe produced 1.9L of completed stock

Submitted by Paulene Christie


4 Reviews


February 4, 2022

I do this with chicken frames and wing tips, also add feet if I can get them, extra collagen. I like to give them a quick brown under the grill for some caramelisation, it adds to the flavour of the stock. Also a good table spoon of cider vinegar supports the bones to give up their goodness. As my slow cooker is able to, I will also pressure cook for an hour at the beginning to get it started, then continue slow cooking for 15 – 20 hours. Love using my own healthy flavoursome stock in all my recipes.

Yes after such a long cooking time it’s got nothing tasty left in it πŸ™‚


July 1, 2021

What happens to the chicken from this dish? Is all the goodness taken and it’s discarded? Thanks 😌

Jillian Turner

March 8, 2021

So easy. I used 1.2 kgs of drumsticks. Great result & recipe.

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