My chicken broth is a weird yellow color..

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  1. krah

    krah

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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?
     
  2. french fries

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    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?
     
  3. krah

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    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.
     
  4. french fries

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    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?
     
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  5. kaneohegirlinaz

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    That's what I was thinking too FF.  It looks like that was a very fatty bird.
     
  6. mike9

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

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

    dcarch