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homemade chicken stock

The other day, I had a chicken de-boned and rolled by my butcher and he gave me (well I’m sure I paid for it!) the carcass. Out with the slow cooker again! Chicken stock is such a staple in my house, I have the concentrate in the fridge constantly (will post that recipe soon too).  I use the liquid for poaching, soups, marinades etc.  It’s just one of those ‘all in and leave it’ recipes.

  • homemade chicken stock1 chicken carcass or 1 kg chicken necks
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1-2 carrots chopped
  • 1 celery stick chopped
  • handful sliced mushrooms
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • bunch of herbs (I used parsley & thyme)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp peppercorns (omit for AIP).
  1. Put the chicken carcass in the slow cooker, cover with water.
  2. Toss in the vegetables & herbs.
  3. Season.
  4. Cook on low for 6-8hrs.
  5. Let it cool, remove the carcass and any big chunks of vegetables/herbs.
  6. Strain the rest into a large jar/container.  Store in the fridge for up to about a week (or even better, use it for a soup whilst it’s still hot!)

mediterranean chicken

Mediteranean Chicken

“You should write down your recipes” declared my husband the night I cooked this meal.

From memory we were talking morbidly about the quality of meals the family might get if I wasn’t around, and so my husband was thinking if I wrote them all down then should one day he find himself without a regular mealtime cook he might have somewhat a chance of replicating some meals!  Now, let’s make it clear, I have no intention of going anywhere, but it did prompt me to photograph the meal and write down how I made it, and hence,  whilst it’s not the most dreadfully exciting meal, it is the catalyst to this blog and so deserves to be the subject to of the inaugural post. Continue reading mediterranean chicken