On those weeknights when you need to feed the family with a meal that’s hearty, wholesome, delicious, and nutritious, a yummy chicken broth will certainly save the day. A broth is a tasty, filling meal on its own and is great as an easy-to-make soup base. With all the hearty flavours that come through - such as chicken, carrots and celery to name a few - a broth always delivers delicious meaty flavour filled with veggie goodness. Even better, it’s the perfect meal to help warm up the family on a cold winter’s day.
If you’ve thought about making this delicious meal, a couple of questions have likely crossed your mind. Like, ‘How healthy is chicken broth,’ or, ‘Is chicken stock the same as chicken broth,’ or simply how to make your broth the best. Well, wonder no more because What’s For Dinner has got the answers to help you make the most mouth-watering chicken broth. Let’s get started by answering some of the most common questions when it comes to making chicken broth.
Chicken Broth - The Basics
One of the most popular questions when it comes to making chicken broth is if chicken stock and chicken broth are the same. The simple answer is no, they are not the same, but they are used in similar ways. The main difference between the two is that stock is made by boiling bones for several hours, whereas broth is made by cooking vegetables or meat with herbs and seasoning for a shorter period of time.
Another common question is whether chicken broth is healthy. One of the many great things about this delicious meal is that it’s good for you too. The herbs and vegetables that get added to a broth are filled with minerals and vitamins which are good for you. So try using a variety of herbs and veggies to get the most nutrition out of your broth.
How To Make Chicken Broth
Now, for the fun part - making your chicken broth. Chicken broths make for a great dinner idea because it’s filling and so easy to make with just 2 steps to any chicken broth recipe. The trick is to use a seasoning that brings out the meaty flavour of your broth, like Knorrox. The Knorrox range of products is made to help bring a rich, meaty taste to every meal. So make sure you use Knorrox for the most mouth-watering, meaty-flavoured broth.
Making A Chicken Bone Broth
Place your chicken pieces into a large pot followed by your pick of aromatic vegetables - think carrots, onion and celery - and your herbs and spices. Use Knorrox Chicken Spice for mnandi meaty flavour. Pour enough water into the pot to cover the ingredients and then slowly bring to a boil. Once it’s boiling, reduce the heat and let it simmer for at least two hours.
After simmering for two hours, remove the chicken pieces and when they have cooled, remove the meat from the bones and keep it for another meal. Then strain the vegetables out of your broth. Just like that, you have a delicious chicken broth to feed the family.
Broths are great on their own, but for a rich, satisfying meaty meal that’s so tasty everyone will want seconds, transform your chicken broth into a hearty chicken soup. It’s super easy to do! All you have to do is make a few changes to the second step of your broth.
To make a hearty, mouth-watering chicken soup, take the meat you pulled off your chicken bones and place it back into the pot with the broth. Then give your soup a delicious meaty taste that will put a smile on everyone’s face by adding 1 ½ tablespoons of Knorrox Spicy Chicken Soup powder to your broth. The strong meaty flavour of Knorrox will transform your soup into a household favourite.
Whether it’s a tasty chicken broth or a yummy meaty chicken soup, as long as you include Knorrox Spices and Soups in the mix, your family will always be in for a flavourful, meaty treat. If you need meal inspiration, visit What’s For Dinner today to find delicious recipes to impress the whole family.