Chicken_frame Chicken Frame
Grower: Welch and Son Farm
Price: $3.00 ( Per pound based on actual weight of each.)
%> Available (Estimated): 12

THE most fantastic chicken stock your taste buds have ever experienced! Simmer the "frame" in water with chopped onion, minced garlic, celery, and whatever herbs you desire (sage, thyme, and/or a pinch of rosemary for starts), salt and pepper. Allow this to slowly simmer while you soak in the tub with the rest of the rosemary :0) till the meat is ready to fall off the bones. Allow to cool enough to handle, take a fork to get the tidbits of meat off the bone. You can strain the broth through a sieve, freeze in handy one, two, or more cup portions, and use in recipes. Be sure to freeze some in ice cube trays and pop out into zip lock bags. These will come in handy any time you need a little broth to saute onions, etc, or just to add a touch of flavor to mashed potatoes, veggies, or to make gravies. Use the meat tidbits for chicken salad, gravies, and soups. For low fat, cool the broth in fridge till the fat rises to the top and hardens, then skim off with a spoon. Or, use this recipe for chicken carcass soup from "across the pond":