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KFC- Chicken stock??

In a moment of weakness, I bought a bucket of KFC chicken. Hey, it's been a long week, and it's only Wednesday! I'm wondering if anyone has tried making chicken stock from the leftover bones? After I'm done with this chicken, I'll feel like a day or two of just chicken broth... Let me know if you've tried it!

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  1. Not from fried chicken I haven't.

    But you never know until you try; what have you got to lose?

    1. If it has been a long week, the idea of making stock from deep fried bones must be your idea of how can I torture myself somemore? Have you thought of boiling canned tuna fro fish stock?

      In all honesty, I find making stock is worth my time when I use good fresh ingredients. And while I have made a soup from my own roasted chcken or turkey carcass; I have never found it as good as made from fresh.

      I'd say suffer another moment of weakness and get a good stock off the store shelf, they do exist.

      1. That's not chicken, scuzzo. Save your time and effort. Buy it.

        1. I once made an ok chicken stock from leftover el pollo loco chicken. Your chicken stock may end up being a bit greasy but so many people use leftover roast chicken I find that using leftover fried chicken might be fine. And KFC ain't so bad when you're in a rut: sure there may be better places but if you pour their hot sauce all over their extra crispy, it's tastes quite good.

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          1. re: digkv

            So, degrease it - you should be doing so by default anyway.

            1. I always make stock out of the carcasses of Rotisserie chicken, but it's not like homemade, or any chicken stock you've ever tasted. It comes out dark and too spicy tasting, but I use it anyway!

              1. I have made stock from leftover turkey carcasses before, but I keep leftover (raw) necks, tails, and other parts of chicken I'm not going to use, in the freezer. Then when I make the stock I put those in first and later on add the carcass. Comes out really good.

                1. I'm so curious to know how this comes out if you do it. Please let us know!

                  1. I did once...what a greasy, salty mess. Even chilled and skimmed it was still greasy and even going through a china cap there were still elusive little bits of breading. ICK!

                    1. I'll know by tomorrow! It smelled good!

                      1. My mother used to make chicken soup out of leftover kfc - just one or two pieces would make soup for a family of seven, and it was great. Later, when I worked there, we used to de-bone the leftover chicken for chicken salad and I would take the bones home and make the best stock of my life. It tastes a little different but has a great colour. Definitely recommended.