WFMW – homemade chicken stock

My photo for today – my daughters school bags and lunch boxes gathered in the hall, ready for school.

The lighter mornings are on their way. For the first time in a long time it was not totally dark in the kitchen when I came downstairs this morning at 6.50. Looking forward to more!

I recently commented on Tara’s blog Giggles-n-Gulps that I made stock after roasting a chicken. Having been requested for details, I promised to share it on my blog.

Nothing fancy or complicated, but it makes delicious stock for soup.

WARNING – vegetarians may wish to look away NOW!

1. Purchase a chicken (Note Tara – already tied up)

2. Roast

3. Feed family

4. Remove as much cooked chicken as possible.

5. Put the rest – all the bones, skin and yuckky bits in a large saucepan

6. Add available vegetables, roughly cut into large chunks – I usually use celery, leeks, an onion and a few carrots.

7. Cover with water, bring to the boil and simmer for about an hour.

8. Strain the liquid into another saucepan and discard the bones, veg etc.

9. When it cools you can skim off any fat from the top.

Next Wednesday I will post my recipe for homemade chicken and vegetable soup using the homemade stock.
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  1. I was planning on looking up how to do this today, so you saved me some time. I cook my chicken overnight in a slow cooker. I bet I could put the veggies in with it and not have to simmer it again afterwards. I’m going to have to try this the next time I make chicken.

    Thanks for the tip!

    Amy ~ The Salty Momma

  2. Yea!!!! Thank you SO much!! I can’t wait to try it next time I do this. And I am impressed at the chicken coming already tied…I wonder if they do that here and I just don’t know about it. ENTIRELY possible in my cooking naivete’. 🙂 Thanks again!!! You’re the best!

  3. Loving your photo of the day – that brings back memories – and I’ll be there for dinner – if that’s OK 🙂

  4. i love my homemake chicken stock! i usually make a lot and freeze it!

    Love the backpacks.. it reminded me i need to get another for my son!

  5. this is something I need to do…but since my husband doesn’t like chicken, we rarely cook/eat a full chicken. normally we just buy the boneless breasts or something like that…

  6. Great photo! Here it is light when I get up at 6:30, and the sun looks over the horizon well before walking the dog. Very nice, I love when the light returns after the dark winter.

  7. Hurray up Wednesday lol I am hanging out to learn how to make chicken and corn soup! I am so addicted to it. Thanks for the fabulous recipe! Great photo of the bags and lunches!

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