Monday, March 22, 2010

Chicken Broth

I decided last week to add soup to our weeknight least once a week.  Last week we had soup for dinner 3 times!  Minestrone, Egg drop surprise, and chicken soup!  I had lots of bones in the freezer that needed to be cooked up for soup broth.  Making your own broth  is time consuming...but if you want to save some money and have the time you should really make your own!  If you are going to buy broth please read the ingredients to make sure that it doesn't include monosodium glutamate (MSG).

Chicken Broth

After you have a nice dinner of chicken(turkey), remove meat from carcass.  If you have time you can make your broth now...but who has the time?  Wrap the carcasses up and throw them into the freezer to be used when you do have time!

1. Put the carcass into a large pot and fill with water.  Simmer for 3-4 hours(sometimes I cut it shorter).  You can throw in any veggies in to flavor the broth...celery, onion, carrot, etc.

2. Strain broth and pull any meat off the bones to put in your soup and discard soggy veggies. 

3. Put broth in the fridge overnight,  in the morning you can skim off the fat.

4. Now it is ready to use in your soup recipe!


Amy Lynne said...

I use my crockpot to make our broth. I can let it simmer overnight and have wonderful broth in the morning! It works much better for my nerves than letting the stove burn for that long. I hope you enjoy your broth, we sure do!

Angie said...

What a great idea! Thanks for the tip! I will try it next time!