Bought a whole chicken

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  • TopNotch
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    Don't you forget to cook up those chicken bones, too - add carrot and onions and celery if you like - to make a good stock.

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  • thinman
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    Had some chicken fat still to use so put it in a deep fry pan and tossed in some stewing beef chunks and sizzled them up a bit then added 4 cups of boiling water, lowered the heat and let simmer for several hours till the water was pretty well gone, then added peeled and cut up potatoes and stirred into the greasy mixture then covered for a while. Later added a can (drained) of sliced mushrooms and chopped onion, let that cook for a bit. Had some frozen baby carrots that I defrosted and tossed them in.

    When everything is pretty well cooked, got a packet of Knorr cream of potato soup mix, and in a measuring jug mixed with some water till blended then added hot water for 3 cup instead of the recommend 4 cups, give it a good mix and add to the pan, cover and simmer for 10 mins, checked the bottom of pan so nothing is settling and sticking. Was a good stew.

    Today I have a bag of frozen edamame (green soy beans) defrosted will add to a lb of ground beef sitting in the big fry pan with 4 cups of water and bring to boil and simmer for hours. I have some frozen veg that I keep handy and not sure what I'll use, maybe some okra. Like with the stew will add a packet of Knorr minestrone soup mix.

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  • thinman
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    Bought a whole chicken

    I was in the supermarket and big plump chickens were on sale, I got a big one for $7 CDN, later shopping for my mother in-law in another town the same size was over $16 CDN. If your on a budget you can find weekly specials on meat, poultry etc.

    I split the chicken in 1/2 and lay on a bed of some sliced carrot, celery and onion in a shallow casserole dish and covered with foil, cooked for 2 hours. Later the chicken was falling apart ate some for supper and took the rest off the bone and removed parts you don't want to eat (I eat the crispy skin). Whats left in the casserole dish is a load of broth, pour into a bowl with the veg included and let sit. The fat comes to the top and hardens in the fridge this is great for frying and the gelatin is great for soup, I added the gelatin to a Knorr chicken noodle soup mix plus some of the chicken, or cook rice with it the gelatin.
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