I was going to use the term veggies but I don't know you people that well yet. I am running around real fast trying to defrost a chicken to have dinner ready for the wife and I read if you defrost a chicken you have to use it right away so I will go ahead and make broth out of the rest of the bird after I use the breast. Would you not have a decent broth without the veggies and if you mixed the solution whatever it would be called with vegetable broth you not then have chicken stock. I cant understand this time release bacteria thing but will abide by what the net says. If I did not read otherwise I would have just refrozen the chicken after defrosting.