Homemade chicken broth can be so easy when you use a crockpot/slow cooker!
One of my scariest kitchen mishaps actually involved homemade bone broth.
I had a pot bubbling away on the stove. Suddenly, we had to leave the house for an hour or so. You guessed it: I left the stove on by mistake. While we were headed back home, I remembered that I had left the broth simmering. I wondered if we would return to a house of cinders.
“Well, at least the house didn’t burn down,” I said as we pulled in the driveway. But when we opened the front door, we were met with an acrid smoke. The broth had boiled completely away, leaving a charred chicken carcass. I felt so stupid. Our house stank for days. My poor pot still bears the marks.
Needless to say, I was a bit paranoid about making broth after that incident.
You see, broth is super easy to make, but it takes a LONG time to cook. It can be difficult to find a good block of time to simmer it to perfection. With the slow cooker, I can throw everything together in the evening, set it to low and simmer it all through the night and the next day.
Here are a few tips and tricks for making your own broth:
* Make sure you buy organic veggies that are on the “Dirty Dozen” list. Onions are on the “Clean 15,” so I buy those conventional or local.
* You can use a whole, uncooked chicken as well as the carcass of a roasted chicken. The meat will fall off the bones.
* Don’t boil your broth too hard – it can result in broth that doesn’t gel.
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Wednesday 18th of February 2015
Yes, I was surprised I hadn't heard of this method before as well! It's very convenient. :)
Wednesday 18th of February 2015
You're welcome! Hope you enjoyed. :)
Katie / The Surly Housewife
Tuesday 17th of February 2015
How have I not heard of this before?! The deep, brown color of this broth is amazing. I always feel trapped in the house when I have a pot of broth going. I can't wait to try this. Pinned!
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