Yes, I attacked it with a fork and tasted it.
I put a frozen chicken and an onion in my new crockpot. This was a free chicken, so it was and is making me pretty happy. The chicken went into the crockpot at 1 am Sunday and I took it out at 1 pm Sunday. This cooking time was so convenient, done while I slept.
After I took all the meat from the bones, I put it back in the broth and cooked it another 8 hours. I strained all the bones and bits, took out additional meat. Those scraps are for the hens. Now, I have 8 cups of broth with fat on top, waiting to be skimmed.
About six hours into the broth making, I became hungry. It was near the end of the time I could have food before the no-food prep. I took three small red potatoes, just beyond the new potato size, and halved them and dropped them into the broth. Less than thirty minutes later, I had some very tasty potatoes that I put in a bowl and topped with 8 oz of Greek yogurt. I may never boil potatoes in anything else.
This chicken made 8 meals, half for me and half for exbf. We both just have chunks of meat at this point. The chickens will get 4 meals from the leftovers.
Tomorrow, I will put carrots, potatoes, and other vegetables in about half of this and have that with some of the chicken breast thrown in. I am salivating thinking of the meal.
I think I will cook brown rice in the other half of the broth. Then, I can freeze the rice in pint packages.
I Love my Crockpot.
Plus, I am no longer fearful that my house will burn to the ground. But, there were no pretty pictures for this post. There is delicious food, frugal food.
One strange thing I experienced with this was the chicken skin. When I tried to peel/pull it off, it was not longer solid. It came off like jelly, sort of slimy. What's with that?
I am proud of myself.
Have you had the chicken skin become gelatinous after cooking for so long?