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What can I do with drippings from smoked chickens

post #1 of 12
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hey gang,

 

I smoked 2 chickens in shallow tins to prevent the mess and captures roughly 4 cups of chicken dripping juice..

 

Any ideas as to what I could use it for??

 

It smelled so rich and flavorful I put in a ziploc bag and froze it

 

 

Maybe Chicken noodle, to add a "smoke" flavor to it??

 

let me know ideas you may have

 

post #2 of 12

Gravy!

post #3 of 12

Liquid Gold...The fat makes awesome Smokey Matzo Balls for a cool twist to Chix Soup...Fry Sliced Potatoes and Onions in the fat as a great side or Breakfast dish...The gelled juices are great mixed into Mashed Potatoes, Stirred into Sauteed Mushrooms w/ minced Garlic and Thyme, or use it in Gravies to boost flavor...There was a whole thread just on this subject, when I find it I will post it again...JJ

post #4 of 12

Ahhhh, chicken fat!

 

Lol... as the founder of YAWYE my advice would be to throw it away!  Aids in clogged arteries!

 

But, as a member of SMF, you can use it in gravies, soups, stews and broths!  Or anything calling for stock!

 

To be moderate, however, see if you can use a little less of it and dilute it a little with water or something healthier and improve your health but still provide added flavor.

post #5 of 12
post #6 of 12

Use it to make chicken and dumplings!! If you have enough for a pot full or if not the chicken noodle idea is awesome too. I've used it to cook chicken thighs in on the stove also. Or you could mix a little flour in and make a gravy for mashed potatoes, throw in some veggies and fill a pie shell with it and make a pot pie. Ok, officially hungry now....banana_smiley.gif

post #7 of 12

NEVER toss out the juices. Such a sacreligious thing to do to good stuff.

 

JJ led you in a grand way. Try it and see if you agree?

 

Have fun and...

post #8 of 12

It ain't grease.  It ain't fat.

 

It is either juice or drippings.

 

From there it is just what you do for great food!

 

Good luck and good smoking.

post #9 of 12

Chill it, remove the fat and save the drippings.  A little chicken fat goes a long way 

post #10 of 12

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Yes I would keep it for stock but I would use it pretty fast.

post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by Chef JimmyJ View Post

Liquid Gold...The fat makes awesome Smokey Matzo Balls for a cool twist to Chix Soup...Fry Sliced Potatoes and Onions in the fat as a great side or Breakfast dish...The gelled juices are great mixed into Mashed Potatoes, Stirred into Sauteed Mushrooms w/ minced Garlic and Thyme, or use it in Gravies to boost flavor...There was a whole thread just on this subject, when I find it I will post it again...JJ


 

At my home we call it schmaltz ,we add fry onion to it and we use it as a spread and for all the thing that JJ Mention


 

 

post #12 of 12

That would also be a great start for some amazing Chicken Glace - Liquid Gold 

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