Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Homemade Chicken Stock

As we are enjoying Lil' Guy's 11th birthday,
I thought I'd share one of the best things since chicken soup.

Homemade chicken stock.

Not only is it tasty, but for kids on the autism spectrum
who often (almost ALWAYS) have gut issues,
it is a healer.
With the crockpot, it's oh-so-easy!

Whenever I roast a chicken,
I put the drippings and carcass in the crockpot
with a bay leaf, four cups of water, 
and sometimes I add veggies like carrots and onions.
I leave it on low overnight.

Fish out the solids with a sieve or spider like this one.

Strain with cheesecloth or a fine sieve.

Pour into ice cube trays and freeze for a few hours.

Place in a plastic bag or freezer-proof bin.
It can be added it to noodles, rice, veggies,
almost anything and will aid digestion.

Label and date the container.

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  1. Happy birthday to your lil' guy. My daughter turned 11 in Sept. They're growing up too fast.

  2. Susan-Thank you! You are SO right!

  3. Great stock tips! I'm hosting a weekly blog carnival specifically for soups, stocks and chowders, every Sunday. I would love it if you would come over and post this recipe. Here's a link to last Sunday’s carnival, so you can see what it’s all about!

    I hope to see you there!

  4. Debbie-Thanks for the invitation! See you there!

  5. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with Sunday Night Soup Night. I'll be hosting weekly through fall and winter, so I'd love to see you again with your next soup/stock/chowder recipe!

  6. I love homemade soup from home made stock...turkey is even better than chicken and it won't be long! :) Yum ! :)

    1. I'll bet you'll be making turkey stock this week!

  7. What a great idea to pour into an ice cube tray! Will give this a go. Thanks.

    1. It wasn't my idea, but I'm happy to share it! Enjoy!


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