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Old 12-02-2006, 05:02 PM   #1
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What to do w/the innards of the chix

Preparing my first ever roasted chicken. What can I do with the neck, gizzards, liver and heart? I hate to throw them away, but I know we won't be eating them. Would they make a good broth?

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You're missing a good treat by not eating the heart and liver. Boil them up and give them a try.
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Old 12-02-2006, 05:27 PM   #3
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I toss them into my stockpot with the bones...except the heart. I really have tried to like it, but I don't. Even our cats wouldn't eat it.
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Old 12-02-2006, 05:38 PM   #4
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LOLing out loud HB, I was thinking cook 'em and feed 'em to the kitties. I guess not all cats are like ours.
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Old 12-02-2006, 05:49 PM   #5
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Necks, Livers, Gizzards, & Heart

Sometimes it is easier to find a purpose for these parts if you separate them.

Necks: Ever count the pieces of chicken in a can of noodle soup? You have enough from that neck to make a case.

Livers: Do you like liver? Saute the liver until firm and use it as a salad topping by crumbling it.

Gizzards & Heart: Use these together as they are compitable in flavor. Remove the small meat from the gristle and slice the heart into 4-6 slices. Saute them then continue in the same pan making a white sauce or gravy.

Broth: Simmer your chicken parts with chopped onion, celery, and carrots until chicken is done. Debone neck and chop chicken parts and return to pot. Season to your liking.

It will be interesting to read what you did with those chicken parts. Don't ever never freeze them raw until you save up a few batches.
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LOLing out loud HB, I was thinking cook 'em and feed 'em to the kitties. I guess not all cats are like ours.
LOL, our cats would play with it for awhile, carry it around for a few days and then I'd find it under a sofa cushion or the bed....never a mark on it.
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Old 12-02-2006, 06:05 PM   #7
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I use them all for giblet (as we call it in the UK) gravy.
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We call them giblets, too, Ishbel...and giblet gravy.
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Old 12-02-2006, 06:37 PM   #10
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You're missing a good treat by not eating the heart and liver. Boil them up and give them a try.
Honestly doesn't sound like a treat. I can see using them in something, like gravy or chopped chicken liver or some of the other suggestions on the thread. But for the life of me, I can't see just boiling them and eating them plain. I think I'd discard them quite happily before doing that. Just my two cents, of course.
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