View Full Version : Must you defrost a frozen chicken to make soup?
11-26-2006, 09:55 AM
Someone at dinner we attended this week-end mentioned she doesn't defrost a whole frozen chicken (not cut-up) before making chicken soup. She just puts it in the pot frozen and proceeds with the recipe and adjusts time-wise. H-m-m, does this sound okay?
Has anyone ever done this?
11-26-2006, 10:50 AM
The whole frozen chickens I buy have the giblets and neck in a paper bag inside the cavity. I wouldn't want to cook those! :p If is was defrosted enough to remove those I guess it wouldn't be a problem.
11-26-2006, 02:17 PM
I get all the chicken carcasses I want from hubby's work so I make stock weekly. I freeze the carcasses (backs, wings, keel bone) in 4-5 lb increments. I usually do not thaw to make stock --but allow the stock to simmer longer to compensate. When I do thaw the carcasses occasionally, I brown half that weight for richer, roasted flavor.
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