What can I do with drippings from smoked chickens

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by johnvi, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. johnvi

    johnvi Newbie

    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
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    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
  4. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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.
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

  6. 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....[​IMG]
  7. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    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...
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    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.
  9. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Chill it, remove the fat and save the drippings.  A little chicken fat goes a long way 
  10. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


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

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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
  12. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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

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