Making Chicken Broth Easy As 1-2-3
Making your own chicken broth from scratch can be a lot of work, but have you ever made it from a rotisserie chicken? Using a rotisserie chicken to make broth is quick and almost as easy as counting 1-2-3.
The Nice Thing About Using A Rotisserie Chicken
The nice thing about making chicken broth from a rotisserie chicken is that the chicken is already seasoned, you do not have to add anything for it to taste good. Because it is already cooked you can remove the meat right away and make broth without all the preparation work of cooking a chicken, making it fast and easy.
Another nice thing is that you can make several tasty meals from one rotisserie chicken, some cooks say that they can make up to 5 meals from one chicken, making a store bought rotisserie chicken a good buy.
1. Bring home a rotisserie chicken
2. Remove the meat from the chicken
3. Cook the chicken carcass in water
Put the carcass, the skin and any juices in the container the chicken came in, into a large pot, add 8-10 cups of water (I used 8 and it was really strong), simmer on low for 2 hours till the carcass falls apart. Remove from heat and let it cool.
Viola Chicken Broth
Separate the juices from everything else; the skin, bones, cartilage and meat. I like to salvage any meat pieces and save for a soup. Let the broth get cold and remove the fat that hardens on the top. There you have it Chicken broth from a store bought rotisserie, chicken. Use as you would any chicken broth.
Something I wanted To Mention
Sometimes rotisserie chickens are a little undercooked depending on how long they have been out of the oven, I think it is because they do not want them overcooked, they have to keep them under heat lamps that cause them to continue cooking until someone buys them, maybe you have seen food that has been under a heat lamp too long.
A while back I got sick from eating a rotisserie chicken and assumed it must have been undercooked, it sat in the refrigerator for a day or two before I used it, then I made a cold chicken sandwich with it, it tasted good but I was not a happy camper after several hours, and many trips to the bathroom.
Now when I bring a rotisserie chicken home, the packaging is removed, the chicken is put in an oven safe dish, and heated in the oven at 350 for 30 – 35 minutes before refrigerating it. Reheating it makes me feel better about using it make cold sandwiches a day or two later.
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