Cooking gone wrong – Chicken stock

Frozen home-made chicken stock

Frozen chicken stock ready to be bagged and put back in the freezer

I was in a hurry when I last made chicken stock from my leftover chicken. I was tired and wanted to go to bed so did not fully reduce my chicken stock. Unlike the lovely jelly-like chicken stock I usually get, I ended it up with something a little bit too runny and therefore tricky to handle. As you can see in the picture above, the cup cases are slightly too full and only just managed to hold the chicken stock.

So, my advice is don’t rush it and try and reduce the stock as much as possible unless you are going to use it straight away in a soup or something.

Chicken stock

Chicken stock in cup cake cases to freeze

Separate and freeze

My tip today is to show you how to re-use your leftover chicken bones, and even your fresh vegetable peel, to make some great chicken stock. More than just give you a recipe, I would like to share little tips with you to make it that little bit more useful. Once you have tasted your own home-made chicken stock, you will never look at chicken bones the same way again! 🙂 Continue reading