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Cluck This: The Best Chicken Base Substitute Out There
Mar 10

Cluck This: The Best Chicken Base Substitute Out There

By Rose | Meat

Chicken stock is one of the first things that you learn about when you start culinary school. And rightfully so, as there are a lot of recipes that call for chicken stock. In fact, it is a valued ingredient all around the world. Singapore has chicken rice, America has chicken noodle soup, the Japanese use chicken stock when making ramen, and the Italians use chicken stock in their fabulous risottos.

I have noticed that a lot of people make the mistake of using the term chicken base when they are referring to chicken stock. Even many of my foodie friends do this and confuse chicken stock with chicken base. While it is easy to confuse the two, there are some key differences between the two of them, and if you add the humble chicken bouillon into the equation, there is even more confusion. If you are one of those people, I am going to help you by telling you what separates the three ingredients.

Chicken stock is created by using whole chickens, water, some salt, ground black pepper, garlic, and vegetables, like carrots, onions, and celery. The concoction is then boiled and simmered in a stockpot for hours until you get a clear chicken broth soup. (A lot of skimming is involved during this process.) Chicken base undergoes the same process but it’s cooked for longer. The broth is then slowly simmered into a highly concentrated chicken stock. Chicken base can also be bought in stores in a highly concentrated powder form. Typically, the chicken base is darker and thicker than regular chicken stock, while chicken bouillons is bought in cubes that dissolve in boiling water.

As chicken stock is much lighter than chicken base, it is preferred in dishes like chicken noodle soups, risottos, and chowders. While the thicker and richer consistency and taste of the chicken base makes it a perfect to include in stews and sauces.

Personally, I prefer making chicken base, as opposed to chicken stock, because of its rich flavor. I absolutely love making ramen at home, so it is imperative that I know a thing or two about making a great chicken base. I have done this over a hundred times as an ingredient for my chicken rice, chicken and fisherman stew, crab chowder, and even Indian curries.

However, making chicken base will take you hours and hours, so it’s not suitable if you need it for a quick recipe. I have scoured the internet for other ingredients that can be used as a substitute for chicken base and listed them below for you.

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How To Smoke Chicken Quarters: The Art Of Smoking And Grilling
Oct 14

How To Smoke Chicken Quarters: The Art Of Smoking And Grilling

By Rose | Smoking

Smoking is quite a sumptuous way of preparing meat, especially chicken. Nobody can deny that this food preparation method is an ideal way to get the authentic flavor of your favorite poultry product. I even had to invest in smokers and barbecue grills so that I could do this myself!

Learning how to smoke chicken quarters should be your first lesson in the world of smoking. This particular recipe is easy to do and teaches you a lot about the basics of this particular cooking process.

Of course, as long as you have got the right tools and ingredients, you can achieve this recipe easily. It doesn’t require you to have a thorough knowledge of cooking. In fact, you need just a little attention to detail and you can convert your chicken quarters into smoke grilled perfection.

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How To Make Low Carb Chicken Salad In Just A Few Minutes!
Aug 27

How To Make Low Carb Chicken Salad In Just A Few Minutes!

By Rose | Salad

Salads are always convenient if you want a swift nibble to eat. They are simple to make and can be put in the fridge for later. Just cut up your fruit and salad and they will be only a grab away when you’re feeling lazy!

Low Carb Chicken Salad is my favorite to make. It can be a quick snack, lunch and sometimes dinner, and I can put anything I like in it. When it comes to salads, “anything goes” with me. Do you have your own low carb chicken salad mix recipe? Care to share it with me?

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Can You Freeze Chicken Salad? Perfect Ways For Practical Minds
Jul 16

Can You Freeze Chicken Salad? Perfect Ways For Practical Minds

By Rose | Kitchen Techniques , Storing Tips

Who doesn’t make chicken salad for parties? For all I know, chicken salad comes in handy whatever the purpose of the gathering may be. You can serve it as an appetizer, main course or even as a side dish. It’s a perfect choice for busy people like us.

Chicken salad is a delicious, healthy food that’s so easy to prepare. When you made a bulk of chicken salad and ended up with leftovers, what do you usually do? Can you freeze chicken salad? Let’s find out if we can!

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