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10 Recipes with Chicken Stock (or Broth)

Ten Different Ways to Use Chicken Stock

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So you've made some amazing chicken stock. Now what? Chicken stock or broth can be used as a cooking liquid for grains like rice and quinoa, as a braising liquid for chicken or vegetables, or for making sauces. Here are 10 recipes you can make using chicken stock.

1. Braised Chicken Recipe

Braised chicken entree
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For this braised chicken we slowly cook a cut-up chicken in chicken stock with a little white wine, and it comes out tender and falling off the bone. It's also flavored with bacon, so it's got a lot going for it.

2. Glazed Carrots

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The glaze for this glazed carrots recipe is made by reducing chicken stock and sugar until it turns thick and syrupy. It's a great dish to serve with chicken or turkey.

3. Classic Chicken Piccata

Classic Chicken Piccata
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This classic Italian dish that makes cooking chicken nearly foolproof. Slicing and then flattening chicken breasts into cutlets means it cooks quickly. The stock is used for making the simple, tangy sauce — which is the key to the dish.

4. Chicken Risotto Recipe

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You can make this chicken risotto with leftover roasted chicken, grilled chicken, or poached chicken breasts. Risotto is made by stirring hot chicken stock into arborio rice and cooking until it's absorbed.

5. Garlic Roasted Chicken

Garlic roasted chicken
Roasted chicken is one of the tastiest, most satisfying dishes you can make. Not only that, but roasting a chicken is also one of the easiest ways to prepare a delicious family dinner. And while you don't need stock to roast the chicken, you do need it to make the gravy that goes with it.

6. Eggplant Ratatouille

Classic Eggplant Ratatouille
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Ratatouille is a traditional French dish made of eggplants, tomatoes and zucchini. It's often served as a side dish with lamb or other meats or poultry — even fish. It's also a hearty meal served over rice or couscous. While it can be made with vegetable stock, chicken stock is more typical.

7. Basic Rice Pilaf

Basic Rice Pilaf Recipe
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Rice pilaf refers to rice that is cooked by the "pilaf method," in which the uncooked rice is first sautéed in butter, after which hot liquid or stock is added, and then the pot is covered and cooked in the oven until all the liquid is absorbed.

8. Braised Brussels Sprouts

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Brussels sprouts are little cabbages, which means they can be a bit tough. Braising in chicken stock softens them so that they're nice and tender.

9. Easy Quinoa Recipe

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Quinoa is a light, fluffy grain with a slight nutty flavor. High in protein, quinoa is a tasty alternative to rice or couscous and it's delicious served with chicken or fish.

10. Chicken Velouté Sauce

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Velouté is one of the five mother sauces of classical cuisine. It can be made with any white stock, including veal stock or fish stock, but the chicken velouté, made with chicken stock, is the most common.
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