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Ohhh Emmm Geee Ali's No Waste Chicken Roast



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Ohhh Emmm Geee Ali's No Waste Chicken Roast


  • 1 Whole chicken, (approx 1.5kg)
  • 6 chicken wings, (optional, helps to make broth more gelatinous)
  • 2 litres water
  • 2 litres water, (you'll need it twice)

Recipe's preparation

    Roasting Chicken, First Broth produced, veg and gravy
  1. Pop your chicken wings in simmering basket and whole chicken in varoma with any wings that won't fit in simmering basket whilst ensuring some steaming holes are open. Season as or if desired.

    Insert Simmering basket in mixing bowl and fill with water. Be mindful not to go over the max fill line.

    Place mixing bowl lid and varoma in position.

    Cook for approximately 70 minutes, varoma temp, speed 2. This time is dependant on size of chicken and may need to be extended.

    Check water level with 30 mins remaining and top up if required (I choose to, this leaves me more broth - liquid gold). If wanting to cook veggies with this dish, I add them with 25 minutes to go and it depends again on the size of your chook and the space left in the bowl.

    When finished cooking, cut through the leg joints to allow all the extra juices to fall into the bowl, confirm chicken is cooked then remove varoma and simmering basket and proceed to strip the meat from chicken and wings, set meat aside or plate up for dinner.

    Empty broth from bowl and set aside. If wanting to make a chicken gravy, leave around 400-500ml in bowl, add 1-2 tbsp veggie or chicken stock, 35-40gms plain flour or thickener of choice and cook for 7 minutes, 80 deg, sp 4. This can be cooking while you strip and dish the chicken.

    This first broth is amazing as a base for soups or stews, but i personally love to drink it straight as it's so great for our gut health and tastes DELICIOUS! (I won't be offended if you think this is gross)
  2. Second broth
  3. Place stripped chicken carcass and wings into simmering basket, if the carcass won't fit, pop it back into the varoma.

    Insert simmering basket into mixing bowl, and fill with fresh water, again being mindful of the MAX line, do not go over.

    Cook 60 minutes, varoma temp, speed 2, checking water level and topping up if required at 30 minute mark.

    When finished, set broth aside. This batch won't be as strong as the first round, but again is great for soups and stews.
  4. Step 3
  5. Please refer to my Facebook page, Ali Hammo - Thriving with Thermo and the pinned post at the top of the page for the final 'No Waste' step. Apologies for this, but i'm unable to refer to it here or the whole recipe will be removed.

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You can reach me at Ali Hammo - Thriving with Thermo

Creator of the Ohhh Emmm Geee recipe series. Search 'Ohhh' to find all my others tmrc_emoticons.-)

Happy cooking!

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  • So easy! So delicious! What else is there to say?

    Submitted by Green Smoothie Girl on 17. February 2019 - 18:55.

    So easy! So delicious! What else is there to say?

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    Submitted by Cathy1960 on 16. July 2018 - 15:41.

    Wow was so easy, browned chicken in airfryer once cooked and stock removed for roast chicken, then popped the carcus back in airfryer to brown and roast the bones, then back in basket squashing it in with some wing tips as well and fill with water again, I added tablespoon of ACV to make the round 2 stock and some pink salt. Both stocks were amazing.

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  • Advice please - how long does the broth last for...

    Submitted by MrsCrocko on 19. June 2018 - 13:02.

    Advice please - how long does the broth last for in the fridge ? Thanks so much. I did the full recipe and my pups loved their dinner too (mixed with rice and veges - made a few dinners).

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  • I have given this a 5 star as it is the best...

    Submitted by JENNIGRANDMA on 2. June 2018 - 15:12.

    I have given this a 5 star as it is the best chicken stock I have ever made.

    Ist and 2nd lots. And yes I agree, chicken stock is like gold for health.

    The chicken was not cooked in the 70min and it was 1.3kg. Had to do it for another 20 and then it wasn't really soft soft.

    Did the gravy. Excellent. Baby carrots and baby whole beans and I'm afraid my husband and I ate the lot. "I can't beleive I ate that" my husband said "It was so delicious".

    I didn't like the flabby skin. Even though I had spiced it well, I think next time I will crisp it up in the oven.

    But I would do it just for the stock, and use the chicken up in rissotos and sandwiches. THANK YOU


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  • DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR - give this a try!!...

    Submitted by RosalieN on 6. September 2017 - 21:28.

    DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR - give this a try!!
    wow - this is easy peasy - and OMG...scrumdillicious!!!
    Ali's done it again - fantastic recipe!!! (Again) 😊

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    Submitted by Haylz_l on 15. June 2017 - 11:38.

    I have now done this methon 4 times.
    Ive used a chicken as big as 2.2kg (may or may not have needed a big tin of tomatoes on varoma lid LOL) , it naturally took considerably longer but I got two lots of the "first" broth from it so win win.
    I love drinking the broth, especially when the chicken is sprinkled with a little herbamere and some garlic in the cavity.
    For true broth lovers such as myself- this is awesome, I alway stick to beef as for whatever reason I measure success bby the gel factor, until this, I haven't managed to get chicken broth to gel but this gels magnificently.
    I use the chicken for meals, lunches, pizzas, scrolls etc. ZERO WASTE. I love to pop chicken in & shred on reverse speed 4, makes it go further & is awesome for salads, frittatas, pizzas etc. Im yet to do the gravy component- I wonder if tapioca would work in place of plain flour? Thanks again Ali, you're a superstar.SmilePS- I have also roasted the bones pre whizzing- unsure why but the smell was brilliant & pups went crazy for it.

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