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Mar 29, 2008 04:25 PM

Uses for chicken broth

Forgive me if this posts twice, but the first did not seem to take. I have about 8 quarts of homemade chicken broth in my freezer that I'd like to use before it turns. I'm interested in any suggestions for recipes/dishes, including soup. I always get a good, varied response from CH posters. TIA!

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  1. There is a butternut squash soup recipe where a Fuji apple is one ingredient that uses a lot of chicken broth. It is delicious.

    1. Risotto comes to mind, especially if you have a good quality homemade stock to use. recipies are readily available depending on what variation you prefer. a quick pan sauce or reduction can finish a sauteed meat nicely. one thing to consider when using a stock/broth for a reduction, if it has salt in it the salt will strengthen significantly upon reducing. care should be taken.

      1. Along the soup idea, I roast seasoned root vegetables, last time it was sweet potatoes, butternut squash, onions. Pureed them and added chicken stock to make a nice soup. Top w/ creme fraiche.

        1. From Molto Italiano, an Emilian onion soup/stew that is easy and fantastic, with eggs and Parmesan and about 10 large onions... This dish has earned regular rotation in my house. I don't use the lard or fatback but use goose/duck fat instead:

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          1. re: erica

            That sounds great! Do you add the milk too? Would it change it a lot if you left it out, do you think?


            I was going to suggest risotto, too! But other ideas that come to mind are stuffed grape leaves or coq au vin (I use Julia Child's recipe, but posted Alton Brown's above)