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Old 06-03-2008, 11:25 AM   #1
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Question Substitute for Condensed Chicken Broth?

I have a recipe that lists condensed chicken broth as one of the ingredients. Is there anything I can use as a substitute? I would appreciate the input.

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FYI: I'm on the South Beach Diet.

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Old 06-03-2008, 11:41 AM   #2
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Whatr are some of the other ingredients in the recipe?

Do you not have the chicken broth or are you trying to avoid chicken?
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:43 AM   #3
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You could use chicken bouillon...powdered, granulated or cubes. If your recipe contains any salt don't add it until you've tasted the dish after adding the broth. Bouillon contains a good amount of salt.
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:50 AM   #4
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I can't recall seeing canned condensed chicken broth, actually.
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:05 PM   #5
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I can't recall seeing canned condensed chicken broth, actually.

We have it here, jenny.
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:06 PM   #6
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Doesn't Cambells sell it in a soup can? I know they hace condensed beef broth.
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I have a recipe that lists condensed chicken broth as one of the ingredients. Is there anything I can use as a substitute? I would appreciate the input.

Thank you.

FYI: I'm on the South Beach Diet.
Does it also list water? If so, just substitute regular chicken broth (I use low sodium all the time with very good results). If it doesn't list water just use the same amount of chicken stock that comes in a box or can. The condensed is just a bit stronger in flavor. Without seeing your recipe it's really hard for us to give you alternatives.
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Doesn't Cambells sell it in a soup can? I know they hace condensed beef broth.
They still sell it in a can. I haven't seen it in a long time but I haven't looked for it either.
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You could use chicken bouillon...powdered, granulated or cubes. If your recipe contains any salt don't add it until you've tasted the dish after adding the broth. Bouillon contains a good amount of salt.
so does most "condensed" chicken broths.

you could also sub any other stock you might have on hand. or water, but then you would have to season creatively to compensate for the flavor in the chicken broth. (OTOH, many canned "chicken broths" taste mainly of salt, so perhaps water could be a lower fat option.
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:58 PM   #10
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I have used those boxed broths that have appeared on my supermarkets shelves recently with good results. They come in low sodium where I am. I make my own condensed stocks. Start with the chicken or beef parts. Roast them brown to remove fat. Throw in celery, onion, carrots, loosely cut up, about a package of each with 4 or 5 chicken carcasses, simmer a few hours, strain, and reduce to fit in muffin tins or ice cube trays, skim the fat and freeze. They keep forever. The condensed broths found in the soup section always have too much salt for my taste. The boxes don't seem to be quite as bad, but taste before adding salt.
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