I was making a recipe the other day that called for 3 cans of chicken broth. I couldn’t remember if I have shared my chicken broth tip with you or not? There are several items in my kitchen that are ‘must haves’–for example: lime juice (we go through this like water in our kitchen), Montreal Steak Seasoning, Costco’s Garlic Spread, etc. The list could go on and on. One must have in my kitchen though is Chicken and Beef Base or Bouillon.
Many recipes call for chicken/beef broth or chicken bouillon in recipes and to buy it by the can is extremely expensive. I was just at Walmart the other day and their Great Value can of chicken broth was almost $1–ugh! If you add 3-4 cans in a recipe that is an expensive addition.
So, the tip: Keep your kitchen well stocked with Chicken and Beef Base (this is least at Costco or Sam’s Club-McCormick or Tone’s makes are good brands) and large #10 cans of Chicken and Beef Bouillon (you can get this online, Maceys, or most Walmarts).
I keep a glass mason jar in my spice cabinet filled with the chicken and beef bouillon so I can easily measure out a tablespoon or teaspoon, add with water and use in my favorite recipes. The chicken and beef base needs to be kept in the fridge once it is open, but will last at least a year once it is opened. The base is a little more expensive but has an awesome flavor, so I ration that on my ‘high end meals’ and use the powdered bouillon for large soups, stews, etc.
These are also great items to have in your food storage in the event we had to live out of our storage and eat all of our dried beans, rice, noodles, etc. we would want some flavor!
That is probably the longest post in history about bouillon, but it really is one of my FAVE items in my kitchen! Have fun cooking!
**One other benefit is they are MSG free!