After you're done with dinner, save the chicken bones and create a homemade chicken broth. Remove any remaining chicken from the bones, then return the bones to the crockpot or a stock pot. Add 12 cups of water to the bones plus a bay leaf, 1 tablespoon of dried parsley, and any vegetable scraps I have. (Note: When I cut the tops off carrots, celery, onions, etc. I save the scraps and freeze them for stock. They impart flavor and nutrients without added cost. Waste not, want not!) Cook all this down, overnight in the crockpot or 1 hour in the stock pot. Strain off the broth and store in containers in the refrigerator or freezer. You'll have homemade broth anytime!
Try this homemade stock in my Leftover Chicken and Vegetable Soup for tomorrow.