Chicken stock.... do you buy ready to use or you make your own?

@roniroxas (10576)
Philippines
December 19, 2007 5:21pm CST
i am from the philippines and when we eat chicken we eat almost all the parts. from blood to neck, feet and inside organs as well. the best way to make a stock from chicken as my mom told us is to use the neck or the feet. it is the cheapest part of the chicken so i but a lot and bring it to a boil and keep it. use it if i need it. so how do you make your own chicken stock? do you use the ready mades you buy on the groceries?
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10 responses
• United States
20 Dec 07
buy ready to use there are some good ones out now but if my grandmother knew she would kill me she always made her own
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
21 Dec 07
yes even if there are available ready in the supermarket moms and grannies really insist to make their own. thanks for the response
@clocks123 (1229)
• United States
20 Dec 07
i buy it in the can. it is chicken broth. i love it with acidipipi macaroni. they are very tiny pasta it is delicious and put paramesian cheese in it.
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
21 Dec 07
thanks for the response i love pasta too.
• United States
20 Dec 07
I buy it, I like to cook but I also love the convenience of certain products. I wouldnt call myself julia childs that is for sure.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
21 Dec 07
i myself is a busy woman and also love to use convenience of certain products. thanks for the response
• Canada
20 Dec 07
When I have time, I prepare my own stock, but use Knorr or Bovril cubes when I need stock in a jiffy. I can get the low sodium cubes, which I prefer.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
21 Dec 07
low sodium cubes are cool i dont think we have like that here. i will take a look. thanks for the response
@makatas (1103)
• Greece
20 Dec 07
When we got chicken in the house and it has to be boiled, we keep the liquid.If there isnt chicken we use the ready ones we buy from supermarket.I mean, we dont boil chicken just to get the stock and freeze it or something...but if we boil chicken, we always keep the stock :)
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
21 Dec 07
always keep the stock there are many ways to use it. thnaks for the response
@squaretile (3835)
• Singapore
21 Dec 07
wow I didn't know that chicken blood is commonly consumed too. Is that in the form of solidified cubes? I've seen that before but it was of pig's blood. Personally, I don't make stock since I don't cook that often. But I've heard of using the portions that are not edible like the feet to make stock. I've also heard of people freezing the stock into ice cubes, so it's very convenient to take the cubes out and use as many as you need for one dish! great idea eh? I've not bought the ready made chicken stock cubes from the supermarket either. i think those are rather artificial.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
21 Dec 07
i would rather buy chicken broth or stock than the cubes just like you said i find that artificial too. thanks for the response
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• Singapore
21 Dec 07
welcome! :)
@ersmommy1 (12605)
• United States
20 Dec 07
I use Sweet Sues. Its from the can. It's easy its quick. I think it tastes good. Cannot honestly say I'd be able to make it from neck and feet. If I couldn't get it in the can I suppose Knorr would be my next pick.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
21 Dec 07
thanks for the response there is knorr products here but im not sure about Sweet Sues. Maybe on imported stores. thanks for the response
• Malaysia
20 Dec 07
i normally buy it from the grocery stores and I used it when I am cooking rice. It's just so nice when you put the chicken stock in your rice when it's cooking, and smells good too. This is called Chicken Rice in Malaysia and Singapore. You can try first the Chicken Rice before you cook. Try going to Mall of Asia. There's a Singapore restaurant there, where you can try the chicken rice. It's not that expensive, averaging around 130PHP per person.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
21 Dec 07
is this like tha hainanese rice? oh goodness if that is like hainanese i would really love to try it. there is a resto at araneta center its called rasa and the food there is suprb too. thanks for the response
@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
20 Dec 07
I don't have the luxury of time so I buy when I need it..instant ba? but sure it would be more delicious and healthy if we prepared it on our own.. And the chicken neck..my cousin's favorite..as in she'll always look for it on every chicken menu..
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
21 Dec 07
my mom loves chicken neck too its not easy to eat and it is always a challenge for my children. thanks for the response
@deebomb (15347)
• United States
20 Dec 07
Here in the United State you don't get the chicken feet or inside organs unless you go to a chicken farm and kill the chicken yourself. You can get the feet and necks and backs from some stores. When I find the backs and necks I do make chickem stalk. I simmer the beacks and necks along with some celery carrots and onions. I also add some herbs such as rosemary sage and tyme and salt to taste. add a little bit of hot sauce. After the meat falls off the chicken backs I pull the larger pieces off and toss the vegetables. Then I have killer chicken stock
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
21 Dec 07
yes that sounds like a killer chicken stock, i will try putting some rosemary or sage and a little hot sauce on my stock. thanks for the response