Recommendations for chicken stock in cans or cartons?
Hello -- I know that homemade chicken stock is best, but there are times I need a splash of stock and don't have homemade on hand. Are there brands of shelf-stable stock that people recommend? I don't like the taste of Swanson's, which for reasons I can't understand seems to get high marks.
I always favor the organic Imagine brand No Chicken Broth. It's vegetarian. They have a long list of soups and broths. Here's a link.
If you only need a splash sometimes, and won't have a use for more in the near future, pour the leftovers into ice cube trays and freeze. Pop them out when frozen, put in a freezer zip bag, and you can grab one or two when you need them.
Alternatively, I usually have a jar of Better Than Bouillon base in the fridge. It lasts a very long time. And if you just need a splash of broth, a teaspoon of this stuff might do the trick for you. It's high in sodium (although I think they might have some low sodium ones as well), so don't salt too much before you add the paste. Dissolve a little in some water if you're deglazing.
I like the More than Gourmet Roasted Chicken Stock. It comes as a concentrate that you add water to. I freeze in an ice cube tray, so it's handy when I need a small amount for a sauce.