Remember when I shared with you that you could cook a few different meals from roasting a chicken in the crock pot? The first night you could serve your family a more healthy version of Chicken Chimichangas that are baked instead of fried. For something a little lighter you could serve BBQ Chicken Tostadas with Corn Salsa. Then another night you could have BBQ Chicken Sliders or Chicken Salad with a Tropical Peanut Dressing. The possibilities are endless. And when you’re done with roasting your chicken in the crock pot, don’t throw out any of the drippings. You can make homemade chicken broth and use the broth in soup or when you’re making dishes like brown rice or quinoa.
I’m starting to keep a ziplock freezer bag with any vegetable scraps storing them in my freezer until I’m ready to make chicken stock and just pull them out and pop them into the crock pot or stock pot if I’m making chicken stock on the stove. If you don’t have a large chicken, you can toss the chicken bones or carcass into the freezer bag too until you have enough for a big batch. Easy peasey!
I highly recommend using the leftovers from “The Best Roasted Chicken in the Crock Pot” recipe, but any chicken bones will do, and you’ll be amazed with the outcome. Get ready to say goodbye to that canned chicken broth forever!