Thursday, June 10, 2010

Don't throw away that Chicken Carcass!! GF Chicken Stock

Sometimes it's just IMPOSSIBLE to find a chicken stock or broth at the grocery store that is fully organic, and has no gluten or sugar.  In fact I've never found one without some type of sugar.  So before you throw out that chicken carcass from your Roasted Chicken, use it to make an easy low carb stock!  I cut mine in a few pieces, threw it in a small pot with filtered water, onions, and garlic and boiled it.  That's it.  There was still some of that bacon-herb rub inside it with onions (from my last recipe) which is a PLUS!

You bought that delicious farm raised organic pastured chicken from your local farm (hopefully) and now you can milk every bit of nutrition out of it and stretch your dollar too!!!

Here's how you do it.  Put your chicken bones/carcass in a medium sized pot - use a pot that is slightly wider or about the same size as  your chicken carcass before you cut it up. Add a little roughly cut up onions, garlic, salt and pepper.  Pour enough filtered water that covers your bones plus one more inch.  Cover your pot with a lid, bring to a boil, then simmer for about an hour until it is reduced by 1/3rd and looks rich in color.  Strain out the vegetable and bones and you have chicken stock!  Cool it and freeze it until you are ready to use.  TIP** you can freeze it in an ice cube tray and then put the cubes in a ziplock bag for single servings or just freeze it all together.

I put mine in glass jars, leaving enough room at the top for it to expand in the freezer.  Look at that gorgeous fat on the top! It is full of monounsaturated oleic acid, a heart healthy fat found also in olive oil.  Also, it's got CLA, a the anti-cancer fat which fights cancer and builds lean muscle.  This is great stuff! It's going to make your next meal amazing. :)  Mine made 4 cups!

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