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The reason you want to know how to make chicken broth is because it is wonderfully useful for many recipes. Make delicious chicken stock for your soups, casseroles, sauces, and many other recipes that call for it, or use it to substitute for water in recipes to add extra flavor!
Chicken broth is so easy to make and very versatile.
Many recipes for soups, casseroles, sauces, and a myriad of other recipes, call for a good chicken stock.
I often add my homemade chicken stock instead of water to a recipe to give it extra flavor, and I even cook rice and sometimes pasta with it.
Turkey can also make fabulous stock. Think about how large turkeys can be and what a great large batch of broth you can have. I usually divide my turkey carcasses into two batches.
For both chicken and turkey stock after it is strained, it is divided into containers, labelled, and placed in the freezer for a good supply of broth for later use.
I freeze mine into different sized containers, some 1-2 cups and others in large size enough to make a pot of soup.
It makes it much handier for making dishes I only need 1 cup of broth then I don't have a lot of extra broth going bad in the fridge.
Sometimes when I am feeling like I am coming down with something, I will heat and sip a cup. So good and nutritious!
The stock in the picture above is filtered and strained, which I do not always do because all those little bits you lose in the process of straining are good for you, but it looks nicer. 😉
Anyone who wants to know how to make chicken stock will be able to make the most delicious recipes using leftover chicken and turkey carcasses!
So next time you have chicken for dinner - "don't throw any bits away"!
I keep a bag in the freezer for chicken bones and add to it as we eat our chicken meals.
When there are enough bones, gristle, wing tips, and a little skin to make a nice full pot of stock, then that is when I make my stock.
Use a good sturdy pot, or a slow cooker works fine.
I use my large enameled cast iron pot that has a 6 quart/5.7 litre capacity.
Beef bones or left over fish bits can also be turned into useful, tasty stock to make your cooking spark. Try these recipes for beef stock and remember you can keep a bag in the freezer to add to, to make fish stock when you have enough.
Sometimes you may want to add some extra flavor to a dish, but don't want a meat base like chicken stock, so you can make a delicious simple stock instead.
I have 6 stock recipes for you to keep handy to enhance the food on your table!Print