Chicken Tonight

20 Sep

I got a fun little birthday present as a response to my previous failed attempt at carving a chicken, a very nice carving/boning knife (and a Boos cutting board and carving fork to go with it)
Oh, and there was one more thing to go with it… A whole chicken! So tonight after a very long day at work I got to work making some chicken.

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Of course, before those beauties came out of the oven, or went in, the whole chicken had to be broken down. Due to my poor showing last time carving a chicken, I watched a few videos on YouTube including a few I really liked by Andrew Zimmern.

Watching and reading all these culinary related things recently has really gotten us interested in stocks. So it was a great opportunity to make good use of all the bones and stuff to try and make chicken stock. I made use of several books including one by Robert Irvine (another birthday present) and one by Julia Child to get me going in the right direction.

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The chicken bones and leftovers simmer so the fat floats up and can be skimmed off.

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Some veggie bits ready to go in the pot.

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The stock simmers away…
Smells really good!!

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One Response to “Chicken Tonight”

  1. Melinda September 20, 2011 at 1:27 PM #

    Looks like a photo shoot for Bon Appetit!

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