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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Making Chicken Stock/Broth in the Pressure Cooker

Making stock or broth in the pressure cooker is super easy!
This is chicken stock that I made, and all I did was take the leftover bones from my whole chicken that I made for dinner, and threw it in the pressure cooker.
I added to that some celery, carrots, garlic cloves, onions, and some of the littler pieces of chicken.
I added some spices, but can’t remember exactly what they were. Probably something like, sage, parsley, oh, and some salt, pepper and sugar.
Add enough cold water to cover the bones, and turn the pressure cooker on.
I cooked mine for an hour, but I realized that the instructions said 30 min. I misread something else and thought it said an hour.
Either way, it turned out great.
I then poured it in a big bowl and put in in the fridge to cool overnight.
Now, it wouldn’t have to stay in there overnight, but it was late when I did this.
The next morning, I put it into freezer bags. This made one 4 cup bag, and two 2 cup bags.
I froze them, and I used the 4 cup bag a couple of days later to make chicken noodle soup with the rest of the leftover chicken.
Another thing you can do if you make chicken noodle soup soon after you make your stock, is to use the veggies left over from the stock in your soup.
That way nothing goes to waste!
If you don’t have a pressure cooker, you can still do the exact same thing, you would just have to cook it on the stovetop for at least 4 hours.
The pressure cooker just saves so much time.
Have fun making your stock!

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