Chicken broth is a pantry staple for a reason. While you can typically sub water for chicken broth in a pinch, we all know that using broth adds so much more flavor. The concentrated chicken flavor it contains adds savory depth to grits , rice, soups, and stews.
Sure, you could make homemade broth , but store-bought works just as well. Not only is broth great for soups, but it also serves as a rich base for sauces, and is fantastic to cook chicken in. Poaching chicken breasts in broth is the secret to tender white meat without drying it out.
Check out these recipes that put chicken broth to use in a variety of delicious ways.
No chicken soup is complete without chicken broth, but this version that relies on a store-bought shortcut requires broth (also store-bought) to get the soup going.
The key to a tasty rice dish like this is using chicken broth instead of water. You would be surprised by how much extra flavor a can of broth can lend a rice dish.
Simmer peas and rice in a flavorful broth bath for the best Hoppin' John every New Year.
A few spoonfuls of Sriracha and sweet chili sauce turn chicken broth into the base of a simple, sweet and spicy soup.
Simmering chicken breasts for chicken salad in a thyme-infused broth ensures the chicken is tender, moist, and flavorful throughout.
Chicken broth melds with white wine, lemon juice, and heavy cream to create a rich stock for this pot pie-inspired soup.
The depth of flavor in these black-eyed peas comes from the chicken broth blended with bacon, mirepoix , and a handful of spices.
You can't have chicken and dumplings without a pot of hot chicken broth to drop the dumplings into!
Broth is used not only to create the rich base to this tortilla soup, but is also added to a baking dish with the chicken while roasting to ensure it stays moist and tender.
This version of the Lowcountry dish doesn’t use tomatoes or sausage, but instead derives its rich flavor from a bell pepper, onion, and garlic base that turns into a complex sauce with the help of chicken broth.
This recipe uses Chinese five spice and ginger to perfume the chicken broth that serves as the brothy base of these easy lunch bowls.
This quick and easy chicken chili relies on chicken broth to keep the chili light, but still full of flavor.
Chicken broth contributes to an extra rich pot likker (the liquid gold leftover from cooking the greens), which can be used in soups, stews, or sipped on its own.
Braising London broil in a warm and aromatic mix of spices and chicken broth is a recipe for a super flavorful dinner.
Using broth in the bottom of the Instant Pot to steam the potatoes instead of water makes for extra savory mashed potatoes.
This soup is ready in just 20 minutes, thanks in part to flavorful store-bought ingredients like refrigerated chicken-and-prosciutto tortelloni and boxed chicken broth.
Chicken broth is foundational to building the depth of flavor that any proper gumbo requires.
The trio of chicken broth, heavy cream, and shredded Cheddar cheese are what give this chicken casserole its creamy texture and help it cook to perfection.