Recycling Deli Containers

By PlantMania
July 7, 2016

Leftover chicken is not the only item that is used from this quick dinner. The container from a store-bought rotisserie chicken may be used for seed germination.

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Jul 9, 2016 1:09 PM CST
Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Master Level
Great ideas. Gee, I never thought about boiling bones for broth ? Does it make good broth? I just usually discard my bones. Wonder if fried chicken bones would work too? Sometimes I pull the meat from left over pieces of fried chicken that was not eaten and make chicken salad. I have always baked my chicken for chicken salad instead of boiling, makes a much nicer texter of meat for chicken salad.
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Jul 9, 2016 4:57 PM CST
Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Canning and food preservation Plumerias Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Level 1

What I usually do is whenever any vegetable gets cut, the end pieces go into a bag (no lettuce) and gets thrown into the freezer. Any chicken bones (no skin, due to the grease) are placed into another bag. When I get ready to make my broth, I thaw out the bones the night before. The next morning I get a hammer and bang the bones up a bit and then throw them into the over for hour or so. What I am trying to do is to break up the marrow inside the bones. Then everything (plus any spice - peppercorn, bay leave) goes into a HUGE pot (I use a turkey deep fryer as my broth making) an bring to boil, then down to simmer for over 24 hours.

The broth is the lowest sodium level as you can make. We use the broth for Chicken broth and Vegetable Broths - in soups, basting, and even sometimes instead of olive oil we will use the broth as a substitute. As for taste I think the darker the color the richer the flavor.

A smaller version you can throw together in crockpot and do out the me time - the above can fill up a freezer shelf pretty quick :)

Anyone I give the broth too I tell them that they have to bring it to a boil prior to using it - this is just me being paranoid since there are no preservatives

Oma and Opa
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Jul 11, 2016 6:04 AM CST
Name: christine
Westland, Mi (Zone 5b)
I agree I do the same thing, in a smaller pot and without the bay leaf. Maybe I'll try that next time. I like the richer flavor than store bought. Also, the pic showed it in solo cups?
do you freeze it that way?
Jul 11, 2016 6:07 AM CST
Name: christine
Westland, Mi (Zone 5b)
I just looked more closely, maybe NOT solo? Looks more like freezer containers on closer inspection, so disregard my solo question Rolling my eyes.
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