Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Kitchen Tip Tuesday

This is how I used a whole chicken this morning before going to work.

My husband bought a whole chicken at the grocery store this weekend. I usually either roast a whole chicken or boil the whole thing in a big pot to make casseroles or chicken salad.

This morning I cut the chicken up in small pieces and placed it in a glass casserole dish. I mixed up some left over "Carolina Treet" BBQ sauce, ketchup, crushed red peppers and a little bit of vinegar and poured this concoction all over the chicken pieces like this. Not only does this save me time after work, but the chicken will marinate in the BBQ sauce. You can easily remove the skin if you want to reduce the fat. My sweetie says the chicken died in vain if you take off the skin!

This baking dish has a plastic cover so all I had to do was cover it and place it in the refrigerator until I walk in the door today from work. I'll bake it in the oven on about 375 degrees until done, probably a little over an hour.

I placed the bony pieces of chicken left after cutting up the whole chicken in a pot of water in the fridge to be boiled when I get home too. I threw in everything that was left except the chicken's tail. :o) This will make great broth. I will probably put some pasta in this "chicken juice" or possibly freeze it for a future recipe.

None of this chicken will go to waste, because the bones will be delicious for the many farm cats that frequent our farm.

For more chicken tips, visit Tammy's Recipes.


Laura said...

Wow...I love how you use every bit of your chicken!! And yeah...the skin is what makes it good. My philosophy is...if God put it there...he did it for a reason. Great job preparing your dinner ahead of time! What a treat to come home to!

Lyn said...

That looks yummy, Debbie. I am sure it will be quite delicious! Might I add that your husband and my husband would be in total agreement. :)

Elizabeth said...

Hi Debbie,
You are getting like me. I am really trying to cut down waste. I try and use everything up.
Your poor sweetie would die at my house with all the low fat and no skin food. LOL Dave said not one thing has tasted bad.
That is a music to my ears.

Melinda said...

Yum. Your marinade sounds really good!

Pen Pen said...

I try to use the whole chicken up too. I usually make a small batch of chicken and rice soup with the left over parts and broth. I add a can of cream of chicken soup and my family loves it.

Tammy L said...

What a great post! :) Your tips are always good -- thanks so much for participating! :)

For more chicken tips, visit Tammy's Recipes.

You really had chicken on your mind, huh? ;) Just teasing... chicken does sound a lot like kitchen! ;)

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