Every so often I roast a chicken. It’s one of those easy tasks that makes me feel incredibly adult. Every time I do this I, not surprisingly, have drippings which I end up tossing. I had no idea how wasteful I was being until I saw a recipe that needed chicken broth. With the chicken still in the tray I thought maybe I could use the drippings to make it.
It turns out I’ve been being wasteful! You can use the drippings to make broth, stock or gravy, as the base for a bunch of recipes and the fat can be used for frying. As I only did the broth I’ll share the super simple recipe that gave me this:
- Scrape all the drippings into a pot
- Add water, the amount depends on how much drippings you have and how concentrated you want the flavour to be. I did 4 cups which was a bit much for my ~1 cup of drippings.
- Stir in a pot on low heat for ~10 minutes just to get a bit of a boil going
- Remove from heat and use however you’d like.
I used almost all of it immediately for another recipe so I have no clue how long this will last in your fridge or freezer.
What do you do with your chicken drippings?