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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Homemade Chicken Broth
Pulled Chicken and Chicken Broth
Our family tries to cook with as little boxed and processed
foods as possible. One thing that I like to do is buy 2 chickens at Costco,
which is about $10.00. I them make three to four meals out of them plus about 11 32oz containers of broth. Chicken broth costs at least $3.00 - $4.00 a box at the store
and we use it in nearly all our recipes. After the chicken is pulled I make 1
meal for that night such as chicken soup, chicken and dumplings, or chicken pot
pie and use the vegetables that were cooked with the chicken. I then freeze all
of the broth as well. Adding up the pure amount of broth and meat one could easily
save $50.00 and have cooked meat on hand for a speedy meal another day.
Prepping the chicken:
Salt and pepper chicken 4-6 celery stalks roughly chopped 4-6 carrots roughly chopped 1 – 2 Onions or Leaks roughly chopped 2 bay leaves Parsley (optional) Garlic (optional) 1-2 table spoons of poultry seasoning or fresh thyme, sage, etc. Large stock pot
Fill a large stock pot a few inches over the chickens. Throw
everything in the pot. If you don't have every ingredient on hand, just use what
you do have. Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat and allow it to simmer
for 2 hours or so. When you check on it, use a pair of tongs to pull on the
chicken - if you do so and it starts to fall apart easily - your chicken is
ready to come out. Once the chicken falls off the bones easily, you need to
remove it from the pot.Then
I carefully use two pairs of tongs or whatever I need to grab the chicken
pieces out of the stock pot to set into the bowl. I get all the pieces out and
let it cool in the bowl. Once cooled enough to touch it, I will pull all the
chicken off of the bones and put it into a new clean bowl.
This can also be done in the slow cooker. High for 4 hours
and low for 6-8 hours