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What's the difference?...

ShortRIbShortRIb Posts: 88
edited 7:51PM in EggHead Forum
What is the difference between chicken stock, chicken base, chicken bouillon and chicken broth? Many recipes call for one of them and I wonder if they are all the same?


  • They are all basically the same. I use chicken stock, I make myself. Base is a paste and is better than boullon or boxed chicken broth from stores. To make a good chicken or turkey stock, use left over chicken bones, after deboning chicken, add carrots, onions, and celery(stalks, skins and all) to full pot of water(big 8 -12 Qt pot), add garlic, pepper, salt, and I also add white wine, if I have any I haven't drank. Boil for up to 4 hours. Strain and freeze in quart containers for future use with any recipe that calls for chicken broth.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    Stocks are made from mostly bones while broths are made with mostly meat. Bouillion is the same as stock but here it generally means dehydrated stock (powder or blocks) I don't know what chicken base is. Consomme is a broth which has been cooked with a clarification i.e. ground meat and egg mixture that forms a "raft" on top of a cooking liquid qnd captures the solids.Jean Pierre Little Steven


    Caledon, ON


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