Chuck aka Chicken Broth


Chuck aka Chicken Broth

This brilliant recipe for Chicken Broth has been sent in from the girls over at Cooking Them Healthy. Perfect for keeping any lurgy or illness at bay, which exactly what a few of us here at Muddy Puddles are in need of with this constant hot and cold going on!

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Ingredients

100g white rice, cooked

1 chicken carcass from a roast

Shredded chicken (taken from the carcass of the chicken)

2 to 3 carrots, cut into large chunks (they will cook through till very soft)

2 celery, cut into large chunks (they will cook through till very soft)

70g peas

70g sweetcorn

3 cm ginger, cut into large slices

2 garlic cloves, leave whole

1 white onion, cut into wedges

1 or 2 spring onions, sliced

Method

  • Firstly cook your rice to your suited way.
  •  Nextly begin to cook your fresh chicken stock/broth. Place your chicken carcass into a large saucepan.The saucepan needs to be big enough to make sure that the water can reach right up to the top, we’re about to do some serious cooking here as you can tell!

  • Add your onion, carrot, celery, ginger and garlic and cover all with water.
  • Bring the water to the boil. After it comes to the boil bring it down to a simmer and leave there for a couple of hours, then turn off.

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  • When cooled slightly, remove the chicken carcass (making sure you get any small bones that might have fallen) and discard. You now have a wonderful, rich and wholesome stock.
  • Helpful Tip: If you want the flavour to be slightly more concentrated and strong then increase the heat and reduce the stock by evaporating it down.

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  • Now add your chicken pieces, peas, sweetcorn and spring onion.When it comes to serving, in a bowl, take a portion of your cooked fluffy rice and add in ladles of your stock. Try and take all the bits too for a wonderful texture in your broth.
  • Alternatively you can just add your rice straight into your stock mix, although I prefer to mix rice and stock last minute.Serve warm and watch it disappear.

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Helpful Tip:

  1. You can keep any leftover stock and freeze it.
  2. If you feel the seasoning is a tad understated, simply add in some pepper, chilli flakes or a Cooking Them Healthy secret ingredient…Marmite! Yes, marmite.

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