Monday, September 29, 2014

One Ingredient Challenge: Chicken Stock

Part of an ongoing series of cooking from scratch. That is, we cook something from basic items that don't have multiple ingredients (e.g. store-bought spaghetti sauce includes all sorts of spices and maybe other stuff too; we'd start with tomatoes and individual spices and add them together to make our own sauce). See other challenges here.

Back in England, L helped Mommy make some chicken stock from scratch. They took a dutch oven and filled it with the following ingredients:
  • Water
  • Bone-in chicken parts (we used drum sticks)
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Bay leaves
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Carrot
  • Salt
  • Pepper

L adding ingredients

The pot simmered for a few hours.

Soon to be yummy

Then they took all the stuff out and had a nice broth that we could use in other recipes. Sometimes we substitute some chicken broth for water when making rice to give it a little more flavor.  We also have a few stove-top pasta recipes that call for chicken stock. It also makes a nice base for soups or when making ramen noodles (or Kung Fu Panda noodles, as L likes to call them).

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