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possible to buy chicken bones?

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by wimclend, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. wimclend

    wimclend

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    do any grocery stores sell chicken bones for you to buy?

    I want to try making chicken stock for the first time, but I dont want to buy a few chickens just to use the bones for stock afterward


    I tried Kroger, that was a wash. I have access to a Food Lion, Winn Dixie, Publix, Sam's Club and Wal Mart. though Wal Mart doesn't have a butcher area, so probably dont have em I guess.

    thanks

    wimclend
     
  2. GLOCK23DK

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    Might I suggest buying the chickens, eating the meat, and then using the bones for your intended purpose?

    You could always go to KFC and get a bucket of extra-crispy and start there. :thumbsup:
     

  3. 97guns

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    costco's rotisorrie chickens make some tastey stock too.
     
  4. lethal tupperwa

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    If you haven't been putting you own chicken bones in the freezer until you have enough "Just buy chicken wings."

    I personally would "buy" backs and necks like Michael Dean suggests.

    Only bones and no meat would make a thin soup.
     
  5. Michael Dean

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    Look for chicken backs and/or necks. Ask the butcher where you shop to order you some if he doesn't already carry them. As already mentioned you can use wings
     
  6. tavo

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    Chicken is cheap. Buy a couple, remove the breasts for something else, make stock and use the leftover meat or feed pets.

    We butterfly a couple of chickens a week and freeze the fat and the backbones until we feel like making stock. The fat goes to chopped liver or sausage.
     
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    I agree, just buy roast chickens and save the bones.

    But, PLEASE, do justice to the stock and use the CORRECT ratio:

    8 pounds of bones to 6 quarts of water to 1 pound of mirepoix (diced carrot, onion and celery).


    Simmer just the bones slowly for 4 hours, then add the veggies and aromatics.

    Most people use one chicken carcass in a 16 quart pot. That makes chicken water, not stock.

    You know you have succeeded when your chilled stock is SOLID in the fridge.

    Oh man, I'm getting excited!

    -Stooxie
     
  8. Heckler&Koch

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