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Chicken stock to soup

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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samnmalcsamnmalc Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
Hi all , just bought two fresh chickens from Mr T , BOGOF. :D
I have frozen one, but want to roast the other for tea.
Ideally I would like to make a chicken soup with the left overs and to make some genuine chicken stock but I have never done this before so could anyone give me some pointers?
Also, can I freeze the stock once made?
I did look in the mega index ,but there is nothing about chicken soup that I could find..:confused:
Thanks all,Sam


  • RikkiRikki Forumite
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    I just strip off all the meat and just boil the bones it in water to make a stock. I use a pressure cooker which is quickest.
    You can freeze the stock as it is and you can use it for different receipes or make it up as soup and freeze it.
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  • samnmalcsamnmalc Forumite
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    Thanks Rikki, how long do you boil it for?
    Do you completely cover the carcass in water?

    Sorry for all the daft questions............:confused:
  • RacyRedRacyRed Forumite
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    here is St Delia on the subject, well it is Turkey soup but it'll convert I'm sure and if you have a slow sooker there are loads HERE icon7.gif
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  • I got given a chicken a couple of weeks ago, it made us a roast dinner, 6 pittas with salad, chicken stock and a chicken and noodle soup. It was one stretchy chicken!!
  • MrsMWMrsMW Forumite
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    Two of my neighbours give me their chicken carcesses because I told them off for throwing them away!!
    I've just made stock, I threw in all the bones, roughly chopped onions, celery any old roots I had lingering in the fridge, and today I put in the brocolli stalks. Covered it with water simmmered for a couple of hours and then strained the liquid off. And no, I didn't strain it into the sink although I did last week. Oooops!!
  • samnmalcsamnmalc Forumite
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    That sounds like the sort of thing I would do...doh!

    Well the stock is simmering on the stove , the kids have had the drumsticks for their tea , so I have two breasts (ooh errrr!) and some scratty pieces of meat left.
    Should do my chicken fahjitas for tea , the chicken soup and maybe a couple of cold chicken sandwiches!!

    Not bad for £1.50 :T
  • MrsTinksMrsTinks Forumite
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    I'm not a happy bunny... got to tesco and NO BOGOF! There is a HUGE sign outside advertising them and not a smidgen in store... the peeps were totally useless so gave up and bought the best priced chicken fo tea tonight as "he" wants roast :) and then I'll stick the left overs in the SC and stick a load of other bits in too so there is stock ready in the morning :) I'll have the rest of the chicken for lunch tomorrow and maybe leave a few bits for soup for him ;) IF he's been a good boy hehe
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  • r.mac_2r.mac_2 Forumite
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    have my yummy chicken stock - it has solidified, i have taken fat off the top and have about 3/4-1 pint of solid jelly stock.

    Want to make some soup to eat - enough for two people. how much stock do i use????? :confused:

    please help :rolleyes:
    aless02 wrote: »
    r.mac, you are so wise and wonderful, that post was lovely and so insightful!
    I can't promise that all my replies will illicit this response :p
  • susanksusank Forumite
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    Use it all - if you have any left you can freeze the soup when made - I bet you wont have any left!
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  • r.mac_2r.mac_2 Forumite
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    do i not have to water it down then????

    just wanted to check so i do it right!
    aless02 wrote: »
    r.mac, you are so wise and wonderful, that post was lovely and so insightful!
    I can't promise that all my replies will illicit this response :p
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