Using chickens necks and bones?(Also, good recipes for using stock??)

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Wolf-Kim, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard you could make stew or soup using the chickens bones and necks. We butchered 3 roosters today and DH decided he wanted to try his hand at carving up two of the three. I had the third one and I just quartered it. He and I both agree, we didn't like how much meat was left on the two he removed the thighs, wings, and breasts from. We kept the leftovers for "something".

    So what does anyone use those necks and extra pieces for?

    Any suggestions on stew or soup?

    Do you let these "extra" pieces age just like the other meat?

    Thanks!
    -Kim
     
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  2. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boil all of your parts and pieces to make chicken stock for soup or casseroles. I freeze mine but you can also can it.
     
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have any good recipe for using the chicken stock?

    -Kim
     
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Wolf, most of our roosters go towards soup. We don't do the internal organs
    yet but we do simmer the whole chicken, including feet and neck in the soup
    for around 18 hours on low (180 degrees). The neck and feet definately add to
    the flavor and intensity of the stock. After cleaning and straining the soup I'll
    usually add a few more cups of water and cook for another hour.

    You could definately make a stock out of necks and feet. Use it as a soup starter
    or add to any recipe calling for water or stock. White rice cooked with some stock
    is always a good side dish, very cheap, and tasty too.
     
  5. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Purple Chicken, have a favorite soup recipe you would like to share with me?

    I need to get myself a good cook book. This would be my first time making stock. I wish I would have kept those feet had I known they would have made better stock. I'm kicking myself for it. Now I know for next time. [​IMG]

    I'm hoping for a good recipe or two. Hubby is going to call any minute now asking for ingrediants to buy. LOL

    It's down to the wire...

    -Kim
     
  6. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

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    You mean there are other things to do with raw chicken or turkey necks besides feed them to your dogs? [​IMG]

    I'm looking forward to reading all the suggestions.
     
  7. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL. Yes, even the bones! Do a quick search on "chicken stock" for the recipe section. You can literally use almost every part of the chicken! I haven't found a use for the guts yet. Adam suggested fish/turtle bait! LOL

    -Kim
     
  8. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

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    I've made stock and broth from the "frame," but I've never had a neck make it past the dogs, while still raw. Ditto the organs. But then, I've never processed my own birds, either, so it's all a new experience!
     
  9. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    I owe the credit for this to MissPrissy and Henrietta, not to mention all the
    roos I've experimented with.


    A good soup is simple. Most people I know boil the heck outa the chicken,
    add way too much spice, and make a rather lame soup. That's what I always
    did too.


    A crock pot is a wonderful thing or a soup pot cooking on low or simmer for 18 to
    24 hours.

    One 4 quart crock pot or soup pot
    One rooster - 2 pounds or so (We cull our standards at 16 weeks so they aren't big)
    Few cloves of garlic
    2 onions
    6 to 8 carrots cooked whole
    Half a celery stalk or romaine lettuce WORKS GREAT
    Parsley - Fresh prefered
    Salt
    Lots of pepper
    A boulion cube or two - Not needed but adds a little flavor
    Anything else you want

    Throw it all together and put the crock pot on low.
    24 hours later clean the chicken meat off the bones. I usually
    just use a cookie sheet and my fingers. It's amazing how it just falls
    off the bones. The bones are so soft you can eat them and I usually
    chew a few while sorting out the goodies.

    I LOVE to add potatoes after the soup is cleaned/strained and then simmer
    for another two hours. If you like potatoes it's SO GOOD.

    Throwing in a few chopped tomatoes is another possibilty. If I have a few
    getting soggy I'll use them rather than wasting them.

    Feel free to mix and match ingredients. Soup through history was a combination
    of leftovers and whatever else was available.

    Another one of our favorites is to use white rice rather than a pasta to pour
    the soup over. Dunking bread is great too.
     
  10. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You feed the organs to your dogs? You feed them all or just specifics? Raw or cooked?

    Like I said, I'm looking for things to use the guts for.

    -Kim
     

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