Sunday, 19 March 2017

Delicious Simple Chicken Broth



How can something so benign-looking taste so good?
We sprinkle a little white pepper and vegetable salt on top just before we serve it.



Mrs HM and I have rediscovered the 'yum'ness of chicken broth. Not only is it delicious but it is also nourishing and frugal.


Left over chicken carcasses after feeding the hoards.
Don't throw them out!


Making the broth is as simple as popping two roasted chicken carcasses (after carving off the meat for another meal), two chopped up sweet carrots and two chopped up red onions into a boiler, covering with water, bringing to the boil then simmering for about three hours.  You know its done when the chicken carcasses have completely disintegrated and the bones are softish. Strain into a container and freeze in desired portion sizes for future use.


Cooking away steadily


When the urge hits us to have chicken broth we simply defrost the amount we need, chop up a little capsicum, spring onion and tomato and add it to the defrosted broth then bring to the boil and serve. We sprinkle just a little white pepper and vegetable salt on top.

It does not look fancy, but oh boy, it is tasty. Nourishing, simple, tasty comfort food at its best.

The cost is only about $1 each per serve. We consider this a filling meal.



Take care folks and stay nice.

Mr HM

21 comments:

  1. MrHM I have been living on chicken broth this week as a friend makes it all the time and freezes it so gave me a few containers as I didn't have any in the freezer. It was a godsend and was the only thing I felt like eating. So good for you as well as yummy. I wonder if hospitals serve it.

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    1. Nope - hospitals do not serve it. Hope you are getting a bit better day by day.

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  2. Yum! It is so nourishing too. I have read that you can add a bit of vinegar to the chicken/water at the start of the process and leave it for a few hours before you start heating it up, apparently the vinegar helps to draw out even more minerals from the chicken bones. (Sally Fallon, Nourishing Traditions - great read). I'm roasting chicken tonight, and you've given me the inspiration to make a broth afterwards, especially with Winter lurking, it will come in very handy :)

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    1. I must get a hold of that book - I hear folk talking about it all the time.

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    2. Yes, please do get the book! It is wonderful!
      Cooking/eating from scratch --- and healthy --- one of the best around. If you can't find it in your local bookstore --- E-Bay is a great option.
      ~Sue

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  3. It looks delicious. I expect you can almost feel it doing you good while you're eating it. X

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  4. that book! yes must get one too!
    i've never made chicken broth, made soup though, it was okay though i didn't/don't know how to keep it tasty, mine always loses it's flavour after too many hours cooking...?
    looks & sounds delicious!
    thanx for sharing

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    1. Give it a shot Selina, it is as easy as falling off a log - you can use it as chicken stock too.

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  5. Brilliant I did the same last time we had a chicken carcass, it is so nice when you know you have made a meal up for pennies.

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    1. ....and so easy. It takes me all of 5 minutes to pop on to cook.

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  6. Looks delicious. Homemade soup is a very frugal choice to have on the menu.

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    1. ....and it is helping my weightloss journey too.

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  7. That's one good comfort food Mr. HM:) We add noodles, or dumplings, or quartered potatoes with it ...and it's a complete one meal dish that's always delicious in our home.

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  8. We purchased a soup maker, and now have far more soup and are loving it. No more horrible tins of soup.

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    1. ....and it is coming on for winter too - soup weather!

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    2. Marlene Jones, what is a soup maker? Never heard of it before.
      ~Sue

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  9. I was only looking at our chicken stock supply the other day. I freeze the chicken carcass and also a bag of veggie offcuts. When I need stock I place the carcass and veggie bits into the slow cooker with whatever herbs I have at the time, black pepper and top with water.

    I agree so much better cost wise and also healthier too. No added this or that and how about the taste - mmmmmm!

    Winter warmers are the best.

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  10. That and my cheese & herb scones would go down a treat! :)

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  11. Yummo! I like to add celery and some Bay leaf straight off the tree. Might have to get buy a whole chicken to make this.

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