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chicken broth from store roasted chicken

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Created January 04, 2012 at 12:23 AM

I'm living at home with my family for a month on break, and they purchased a store roasted whole chicken which I've been eating some of but avoiding most of the skin and dark meat because it was roasted with some ingredients I know are not healthy. I also know its not organic or pastured... but right now it's what available in my house so I'm making the best of it. I would hate to see the carcass and scraps go to waste so I was thinking of making a broth from it. Do you think the benefits of making a nutritious broth are outweighed by the fact that its a conventional chicken roasted in ingredients that I wouldn't normally consume? Can't decide what to do with it!

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on January 04, 2012
at 04:53 AM

very similar question: http://paleohacks.com/questions/87292/bone-broth-grass-fed-bones-vs-organic-hormone-antibiotic-free-bones#axzz1iJtfaY7w

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on January 04, 2012
at 01:11 AM

good idea adding some grass fed butter could help. I think I'll give it a try, thanks.

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on January 04, 2012
at 12:34 AM

I think doing the best you can with what you have is the way to go. I would make the broth.

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on January 04, 2012
at 12:39 AM

I would make broth, but I would rinse the carcass in cold water and I would add some butter or animal fat to make up for the missing skin. I think you're wise to avoid the extra ingredients, by the way, because they probably include both soy and wheat.

Anyhow, with the bones, meat from near the bones and some added fat I think you could get a good broth. Let us know how it comes out!

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on January 04, 2012
at 01:11 AM

good idea adding some grass fed butter could help. I think I'll give it a try, thanks.

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on January 04, 2012
at 03:39 AM

I always make broth from the storebought birds; at the very least it's gelatin and minerals. If you're eating clean the rest of the time, your body can likely handle a little of the lesser quality stuff. Go for it, I say.

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on January 04, 2012
at 03:09 AM

Don't sweat it. Eat the chicken. Make broth from the bones (and skin). Don't think twice about it.

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on January 04, 2012
at 12:51 AM

Well I did just that 2 days ago. It seems to have come out ok, but I am making soup from it tonight in just an hour as a matter of fact. I will post the (taste) results.

Yes I am concerned about bad roasting ingrediants. I wondered about the fat as well, I did note that virtually no fat solidified into the broth, so little is there apparently to start with. On the other hand, maybe little PUFA's now. :)

I definitely wonder how I can fatten it up... might try butter as someone else mentioned.

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