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My chicken broth is a weird yellow color..

post #1 of 7
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When I disturb it it's cloudy..
I cooked this from a whole chicken.
I've done this many times. The only thing I did differently than any other time is that I did not add onion.
Can onion really make that big a difference?
Usually my broth looks the broth you would get in a can.
I don't know what those brown spots are either.
I added only salt. Which I usually add other seasonings and herbs.
It doesn't look appealing to me at all.
Also I only brought it to a low boil for a short time-no different than any time before.

What do you think went wrong? Is it fine to eat? Have any I you had this problem before?
post #2 of 7

That does look odd for chicken stock. Not an unappealing color, but just not the color you'd expect from chicken stock. And no, I don't think that the lack of onion can explain that color. It almost looks like milk with turmeric!

 

- Did you source the chicken from the same place you normally do?

- Was the chicken raw?

 

The brown spots I suppose you could strain... but yeah that liquid looks odd to me. 

 

What does it taste like?

post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by French Fries View Post

That does look odd for chicken stock. Not an unappealing color, but just not the color you'd expect from chicken stock. And no, I don't think that the lack of onion can explain that color. It almost looks like milk with turmeric!

- Did you source the chicken from the same place you normally do?
- Was the chicken raw?

The brown spots I suppose you could strain... but yeah that liquid looks odd to me. 

What does it taste like?

I was thinking it looks like I added milk too but I didn't.
The chicken was raw yes and it came from the same place I always get my chicken.
It didn't smell or look off.
I tasted the broth and it tastes fine-just bland of course.
post #4 of 7

How odd. Maybe somehow fat got emulsified with the stock? Have you tried letting it rest a night in the fridge and skimming the fat at the top the next day?

post #5 of 7

That's what I was thinking too FF.  It looks like that was a very fatty bird.

post #6 of 7

Did it boil by chance?  That can make your stock cloudy. 

post #7 of 7

Some farms feed special diets to their chickens to make the meat and skin yellow.

 

dcarch

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