We love chicken stock.
It can be really helpful for picky eaters – a nice stock mixed with kibble can be a sneaky way of tricking your furbaby into eating a complete and balanced diet. It can also be a really nice treat on a cold winter night.
That said, chicken stock from the store isn’t ideal. Human stock often has onions and garlic or, worse, onion and garlic powder. It can also be really high in salt, which isn’t ideal.
Good thing chicken stock is so easy to make!
Here’s what you need:
2) A trimmed chicken carcass
Chop your vegetables up. It doesn’t have to be pretty! This increases the surface area which helps everything cook faster.
Remember to use separate chopping boards, especially when handling raw chicken. Remember that Raw chicken can contaminate your kitchen surfaces with Salmonella and Campylobacter. Your whole fur-family can get sick from that!
Add enough water to cover all your ingredients and bring it to a rolling boil, before dropping it down to a simmer. Simmer for about an hour.
Strain everything…et voila! Chicken broth.
Is it a hot summer’s day when you’re reading this?
Use the chicken broth to make the yummiest icy snacks!
We like to use fun shapes and thought bones were very fitting. Try to be patient while waiting for your yummy icy treats to freeze.
You can pop these in their water bowl to keep your furbaby cool or let them crunch it up like a delicious popsicle.