Sunday, January 16, 2011

Saturday Chicken Batch/Bulk Cooking

Slow cooked shredded chicken from a 10 pound bag of chicken thighs, $5.90 at my local Save-A-Lot grocery store. 2.5 cup containers ready for the freezer.









Chicken broth from same:








Bone broth from same:



Bones are smashed for marrow and cooked in water with a little vinegar to extract calcium and other minerals.

In addition to calcium, bone broth contains "magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and trace minerals. It contains the broken down material from cartilage and tendons–stuff like chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine, now sold as expensive supplements for arthritis and joint pain." ~ Organic Thrifty

2 comments:

Jimmie said...

Bone broth? I will have to research this. What's the difference? How do you use this?

Alexandra said...

It's got some of the meat taste, but mostly it's used for the vitamins and minerals - calcium, marrow, etc. You can add vegetables and make soup with it, or use it to make rice or beans(not in rinse water, of course). You could even use it for making breads.

Here's a post which explains it well. I'll add it to this post:

http://www.organicthrifty.com/2010/01/03/homemade-bone-broth-maximum-nutrition-for-pennies/

Bone broth contains "magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and trace minerals. It contains the broken down material from cartilage and tendons–stuff like chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine, now sold as expensive supplements for arthritis and joint pain."