Cooked boned chicken
First I made a huge pot of chicken soup with celery, onions bell peppers and carrots. I removed the skin, bones, and visible fat and refrigerated some 8 pounds of leg quarters. I let it cool overnight in the refrigerator.Originally, I was going to slice the chicken into strips or slices. But it was so tender it just came apart. I decided to shred it instead… Path of least resistance. <smile>
I filled a pot with very hot water and rinsed the chicken twice. Quite a bit of fat came off , then I squeezed it fairly dry and spread it out on the racks to dry.
Dried chicken shreds
When is it done?It’s very crunchy when dry. You can crush it with your hand to break it into smaller pieces.
- This can be used in casseroles and stews
- rehydrate and used in chicken enchiladas or chicken tacos
- makes a nice flavorful crunchy snack. Just munch it as is.
- Crush it and use it in instant cup o’ soup