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favorite canned chicken broth

I know this is anathema to most people here, but I use canned chicken broth. A lot. I don't love the brand that I use though--any suggestions?

asked by brooklynite over 3 years ago
11 answers 1902 views
9ed12a6a-b9d2-4d9d-9def-48ceb8acfccc.phoenix
added over 3 years ago

You're right that you'll be getting lots of replies, trying to convince you to make your own. In a pinch though, I like Organic Better than Bouillon instead of canned broth. I'm in good company too, as the fabulous & famous Wednesday Chef (Luisa Weiss) agrees! .. http://www.thewednesdaychef...

0dcfb05c-8a90-480f-8cf7-cbc33e9a6b5c.me
added over 3 years ago

I do use Better Than Bouillon; also Swanson's Organic Free Range broth (in a box).

0dcfb05c-8a90-480f-8cf7-cbc33e9a6b5c.me
added over 3 years ago

I do use Better Than Bouillon; also Swanson's Organic Free Range broth (in a box).

445e20c3-ae7c-4384-a5f7-c63a3b70db4d.img_2825
added over 3 years ago

I use Swansons low sodium chicken broth (not soup). I don't always have home-cooked on hand when I need it.

3163f85f-9ea0-4c51-a0f1-ea1d9a2a7140.stringio
added over 3 years ago

I primarily use Swanson's low sodium, but if Progresso low sodium is on sale for cheaper, I buy that and think it is comparable to Swanson's. I think making your own broth is great, but I live in an apartment have limited freezer space, so I do what I can. Personally, when I blog, I always list low-sodium chicken broth rather than homemade because I want to encourage people to cook, not put up what might seem like a barrier to the reader.

23b88974-7a89-4ef5-a567-d442bb75da04.avatar
added over 3 years ago

If you have a Trader Joes near you, their boxed broth is quite good.

Be53e5fa-f5fe-4601-8d5e-7d9c096a5aed.nog
added over 3 years ago

I used to use the Better than Bouillon, but have recently discovered Penzy's version of the same....waaay better and takes up less space than endless boxes/cans of broth.

23b88974-7a89-4ef5-a567-d442bb75da04.avatar
added over 3 years ago

Thank you all. I know homemade is much better, but the volume of broth I use is disproportionate to the number of chickens I can boil! I also don't have much freezer storage space. Love the bouillon idea, but will also try the low sodium versions you all mention as well.

23b88974-7a89-4ef5-a567-d442bb75da04.avatar
added over 3 years ago

I don't like using bought chicken broth because of the issues I have with unethically raised chickens. So when I don't feel like making broth or subbing with a vegetable broth, I go to my trusted market and pick up some stock that they make and sell. I realize this is a more expensive option, but I suppose everything in life is a tradeoff. The other benefit, it's just as good as homemade if you get a good quality one.

32fb3935-151a-4db2-ac26-980d4c0d5cea.lorigoldsby
added over 3 years ago

I am a huge fan of homemade stock but I always have a box or two of the Aldi's brand "Fit & Active" because it is much lower in sodium, no MSG and is fine for a pinch. The Penzy's brand is delicious but I can't tolerate that much sodium--it is quite high.