Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tuesday Tip: Chicken Broth

Do you ever grab one of those seasoned cooked rotisserie chickens from the grocery store on your way home from work for a simple and delicious dinner? Guilty. But then afterwards, you usually just toss that nasty carcass in the trash and don't think twice about it. What if I told you that you could use that carcass for something other than a weird smell in your garbage can? Well you can. By simply adding water to the leftover chicken bones, you can make your own chicken broth. I couldn't tell you the last time that I bought chicken broth from the store. The canned versions can have as much as 750mg sodium, but by making your own you can control the amount of salt that goes in. So next time you think about throwing that chicken away, stop and make some chicken broth before you discard it!

Homemade Chicken Broth

  • 1 chicken , meat removed form bones
  • water
  • salt and pepper (optional)
In a large soup pot, place chicken bones/carcass in the bottom. Cover with water, season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and allow to cook for 90 minutes on low.

Remove the pot from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature before placing in a airtight container in the fridge, or freezing in ice cubes trays and placing in a zip lock bag in the freezer for future use.

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