Thursday, January 8, 2009

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE CHICKEN STOCK

Chicken stock is used in so many dishes and you can have it handy for all of your cooking needs. This is a delicious and simply elegant stock and you will be surprised how easy it is to make. No more buying store bought.

There are 2 ways to go about making your stock.

One is to cook down the carcass from last night's roast chicken dinner.

The other is to make your stock from start to finish, using a whole chicken, fresh veggies and herbs. The second way will yield a lot more stock, and you can freeze it for future uses. There is no comparison to homemade stock!

Things You'll Need

Take your chicken and put it in a large pot and fill with cold water.
Make sure that you use a large enough pot so that everything has more then enough room to fit. There are a lot of large items going into the pot including the chicken. Add all of your ingredients the turnips, carrots, the 3 springs of thyme, 2 rosemary stems. 2 onions and the celery, to the pot. Cook over medium heat for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove the chicken and set aside. Drain the stock over a large bowl. Be careful not to burn yourself with the broth. Now you can:
  • Shred the chicken and enjoy for supper with some rice, vegetables or potatoes.
  • You can use ice cube trays to freeze the stock and then put in ziploc freezer storage bags
  • Or other plastic storage food containers
  • Use stock in your favorite soups, stews and rice dishes.

3 comments:

bopeep said...

Your blog is very nice, I just found it and will visit again, I am always looking for Christian blogs. By the way I am a Preacher's kid & also a Preacher's Mom.
Prayers, Bo

RebeccaC said...

Hello Starr! Apologies it took me all week to write back to you about the apple dumplings. Its true...refridgerated biscuit dough works great in this recipe (I just love that stuff).

I'm loving your site too...I'm going to have to try your General Tsao's recipe sometime soon. Sounds yummy. I'll let you know how it turns out!

- RebeccaC/A Homemakers Habitat

P.S. your grandson is adorable!!

Mercina said...

Hi Starr,
Thanks for posting this! I usually rely on store-bought stock but I know they must be full of a lot of artificial preservatives. Take care!