Easy, Free Chicken Broth
Free is always good, right? I hear people say it’s too much work to make your own chicken broth. I don’t think so. In fact, I think it’s one of the easiest things I do to save money.
Whenever we roast a whole chicken, I just throw the carcass in a large pan, cover with water and boil for about half an hour until it falls apart. Drain the bones, skin and any leftover meat in a colander (pick the meat out for a salad or sandwich), and put in a bowl in the frig. When the fat has solidified, I remove it and freeze the broth.
You can beat the flavor of fresh chicken broth compared to canned, and you control the sodium! This works great with the roasted chickens you buy at the store too. While they can be a bit pricey, they are convenient, and you are getting the added benefit of your own chicken broth.