Earlier this week when my dear hubby brought home a Costco Rotisserie Chicken the other night for dinner, my brain started spinning. Why not try it on a chicken first? We first polished off most of the meat for dinner. Costco chickens are huge! They are a must-purchase-item!
Get out your large crockpot and one of those crockpot liners if you have them. They just make cleanup easier! I usually find them on the bottom shelf at the store.
So, line the pot.
Place the turkey/chicken carcass in the pot. (bones, fat, any extra meat...the whole bird!)
Grab about 3 carrots and 3 celery sticks and throw them in the pot.
6 peppercorns & 2 or 3 bay leaves
Add a garlic clove or two and also a large chopped onion.
Don't chop anything too finely...you will just be straining it all out eventually!
Add 2 tablespoons of vinegar. (I read that it draws the nutrients out of the bones.)
I wouldn't salt just yet. Wait until you actually cook with it.
Cover with water as high as you can in the crockpot and turn on high for about 24 hours.
Strain it all and pour into freezable containers. Enjoy!
I will be doing this again with all the Thanksgiving turkeys this year!
Hey neighbors..... Can I have all your turkey bones?
*mental note...maybe next time add some cilantro or rosemary?