Friday, April 29, 2011

How far can you use a cooked chicken

Buy a cooked BBQ chicken
I get a BBQ chicken from the supermarket, sometimes, if they are on special at the end of the day, I get two or three.  At home, I separate the skin and bones, any parts we don’t eat/like and put these in a large pot with an onion a carrot or two, celery, garlic and ginger, cold water to cover and bring to the boil, reduce to simmer for an hour or so. 

Meanwhile, I take the cooked chicken flesh and cut into portions 3cm pieces or larger, and lightly pack into freezer containers.  I keep the wings to eat the next day/meal. 

This way, I have cooked tasty chicken pieces for a sandwich/wrap, a salad, to add to pasta, or vegetables, a chinese meal, etc.  I can add a lot or a little, as required. 

The broth made from skin and bones is left to go cold overnight and poured through a colander the next morning.  Discard the bones, skin and veg.  I leave the broth in the fridge until the fat solidifies and scrape this away. The broth can be frozen in 1 litre portions or ½ litre.

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