I have recently signed up to become a blog ambassador for Zero Waste Week. If you don’t know what it’s about then do check it out.It has really got me thinking about how much waste we produce as a family and how we can reduce that amount. One of the main areas that I have been focusing on is food waste.
We have already cut down our portion sizes and we always use up leftovers so we are doing well there but there is still room for improvement, mainly with the veg scraps and meat carcases.
Homemade Chicken Stock
This week I attempted to make my own chicken stock from leftover roast chicken bones. It was a really simple process and I’m not really sure why I haven’t done it before.
Homemade Chicken Stock Recipe
All you need to do to make your own homemade chicken stock is put your chicken bones into a large pot. Add any veg that you can find, I used 1 carrot, 1 onion and a clove of garlic. (Or alternatively if you want to be really thrifty use vegetable scraps that would normally go into your food waste bin).
Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
Cover with water and put onto boil. Once boiling reduce heat down to a simmer and leave on the stove. I cooked mine for and hour and a half but the longer you leave it the better it will be.
Once you are happy with it strain it off and fill up your ice cube trays with the remaining liquid and freeze. This way your chicken stock will last longer and you also have perfectly portioned cubes ready for use.
My next aim is to make a batch of veg stock from our leftover vegetable scraps.
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