From the Farm Kitchen
One Chicken – Two Meals
Like so many of you, health is a priority, for our families and also for our land and livestock (which also includes our bees). Its why we drink mead, its why we eat raw honey and its why we feed our families locally raised and grown meats, vegetables, preserves and breads.
Pastured Chicken is not only tasty, and raised the way nature intended, it is very economical if used to its full potential, making more meal than one. This recipe brings together several of our Backed By Bees favorites into two meals: Roasted Chicken and Strawberry Vinaigrette Greens and Homemade Chicken and Vegetable Soup with Real Chicken Broth.
Total Costs (based on average cost):
Mabel May Farms Chicken: $20.90
Backed By Bees Raw Honey: $0.25
Weathered Rock FarmsGarlic: $1.00
Ontario Carrots: $1.00
Ontario Celery: $1.00
Ontario Onions: $1.00
Mixed Greens: $3.00 (local in season)
Ontario Sweet Potato: $2.50
Ontario Grass- Fed Butter - $0.75
Total: $32.90 (2-4 people, 2-3 meals each)
Roasted Chicken and Strawberry Vinaigrette Greens
Serves 2-4 people
Mabel May Farms Pastured Chicken – 3 to 6 lbs whole (we used a 3.8 lb chicken)
(0.5 lbs cooked meat/ person – account for 1.5 lbs of bones when calculating the size you need for your family, for this recipe bigger is better)
Backed By Bees Raw Honey – 1 Tbsp
Weathered Rock Farms - 2 Large Cloves Garlic Chopped
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Homemade Chicken Broth
Homemade Chicken broth is not only great in soup, it makes a delicious drink. Packed full of nutrients and collagen, bone broth is a super food, when it comes from pastured chicken. To learn more about how bone broth impacts the body click here.
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To make the broth extra healthy – add a tsp of turmeric.
Chicken and Vegetable Soup with Homemade Broth
This recipe is gluten free and full of whole ingredients! Love Bread? This soup is great paired with Manor House Farms Sourdough Bread!
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We hope you enjoy our take on stretching one chicken into two meals!
On our next recipe blog, Mead Braised Lamb Shanks!
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