Thursday, October 13, 2011
Homemade chicken stock
First I wash and clean out the cavity of the chicken and pat it dry with a couple of paper towels. Here I put it into my 4 quart crock-pot with some onions and carrots that I had on hand. I sprinkle it with a poultry season blend and pour in about 1 cup of water. Cover and let it cook for 6-8 hours on medium until it is cooked through.
I put the bones into a stock pot with about six cups of water and add anymore celery or carrots that I have left to it. I will simmer it for about 30-45 minutes and strain out all the bones. This broth is used to make my dogs their soup with. I can add some cooked veggies to it later. They love it over their dry kibble. I refuse to by any canned garbage for them.
Now I pour all of the juice that is left in my crock-pot through a mess strainer to remove all the cooked veggies, fatty pieces and any bones that may have fallen off. Gross I know.
I put my bowl into the fridge over night so all the fat can rise to the top. In the morning you can easily scrape the fat off with a spoon.