03 June 2010

what i'm into lately

One of my favorite things to do lately is this:

(1) Go to Costco and buy a rotisserie chicken for $5.

(2) Come home and separate the meat from the chicken bones, skin, and fat. (Perhaps not for the faint of heart, but I don't mind it.)

(3) Peel some carrots and onion; cut them along with some celery for a little mirepoix.

(4) Throw in the chicken rubbish with the veggie rubbish (carrot shavings, less-savory onion peelings, and the part of the celery that you don't eat [base and leaves]); cover with water; bring to boil; simmer for 4 hours. Drain.

(5) Make chicken pot pie or chicken noodle soup with the stock (from the chicken and veggie rubbish), meat (from the chicken), more-savory veggies, and other things.

(6) Enjoy.

It just feels so good to use the whole bird and all parts of the veggies!

1 comment:

Luke and Andrea said...

Go Amanda! We made chicken stock from a Costco rotisserie chicken a while back and loved it! Those rotisserie chickens are sooooo good! We will have to indulge in another before our membership runs out.

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