Here’s a question for ya:
After you roast a chicken,
what do you do with this?
DO NOT THROW YOUR CHICKEN BONES AWAY!
By cooking the heck out of those leftover bones for a chicken stock you extract the gelatin which is a great source of protein, calcium, amino acids and minerals. A stock made with chicken bones strengthens the immune system and gastrointestinal tract. Beyond the incredible health benefits, this type of stock elevates your basic dish to a whole new level.
And, making it is as simple as 1, 2, 3!
After dinner (or after bath/bed/dishes in my case) throw those leftover bones into a crockpot
Add 3-4 carrots and 4-5 celery stalks
(or whatever you want)
Throw in 1 large, or 2-3 small onions
(leaving the peels on gives the stock a nice color)
3 cloves garlic
and some thyme
Fill the crockpot with water
Cover and cook on low overnight
In the morning, after you enjoy the aroma of a rich stock roasting away in the kitchen, strain the liquid
You can toss the vegetables at this point, all of their goodness has been cooked out and is in your stock!
Divide the stock into containers, let cool
Cover and freeze for your next recipe!