6 ways to use homemade chicken stock
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This week I felt very virtuous – I made my own chicken stock!
We’d bought an organic chicken and I couldn’t bear to waste any part of it, so I boiled up the carcass and made stock – easy it was too.
But then I was left with absolutely no idea what to do with this delicious stock apart from make chicken soup. I didn’t want it to end up in the freezer as an UFO (unidentified frozen object) so I put my thinking cap on and here’s what I came up with:
Chicken stock isn’t just for chicken soup, of course. Minestrone, in particular benefits from a good chicken stock and any ‘meaty’ soup such as lamb would be a great use too.
How could I forget! using good quality stock to make risotto is the difference between something mediocre and something delicious that will be remembered for ages afterwards.
Instead of using a stock cube, adding home made chicken stock to your curry base adds a subtle flavour. you won’t pick out the chicken stock per se, but you’ll notice a difference in how the curry comes alive in your mouth.
Stew / casserole
This one’s a no brainer. What better way to use home made chicken stock than in a delicious stew or casserole? Where you would normally make a rich gravy, you can use thickened stock.
Rather than boil rice in water, boil it in chicken stock instead. This makes a delicious, quick meal with the addition of a handful of your favourite vegetables.
This one is genius even though I say so myself! If you’re making a recipe that calls for white sauce, instead of using milk, use chicken stock. This adds a richness to the sauce and changes the taste completely.
What about you? I’d love to hear your creative ways for using up home made chicken stock.
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