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Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Better Than Bouillon Organic Low-Sodium Chicken Base

Better Than Bouillon Organic Low-Sodium Chicken Base is my favorite product to use when I want to add a little more chicken flavor to a recipe, and this is something I buy over and over!

Better Than Bouillon Organic Low-Sodium Chicken BaseThere are people who love making homemade chicken stock, and then there are people who think homemade stock is just too much trouble. If you’ve looked around my blog at all, you know I’m one of those stock-making kinds of cooks. I love the way making stock leaves the whole house smelling great, and think homemade chicken stock really makes a difference in many recipes.

However, I’m not a stock purist. I’ll add a bit of chicken soup base to my bubbling stock if I don’t have enough chicken scraps, and sometimes if I just need a bit of chicken flavor I’ll  definitely use a little chicken soup base in a recipe. I’ve tried a lot of different brands of chicken base, but Better Than Bouillon Organic Low-Sodium Chicken Base from Better Than Bouillon is my hands-down favorite. I’ve been loving this product ever since I discovered it at Costco about a year ago, so I decided it’s time to officially add it to my list of Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks, the food and kitchen products I like so much that I’d happily buy them over and over.

I like everything about this product. It comes in a large jar that lasts forever, and a small amount adds a lot of real chicken flavor. I love that it’s lower in sodium that most chicken soup base, which is loaded with salt, and it’s even organic (which I guess must mean it’s made from chicken that’s raised on organic grain, certainly something that let’s you know it’s a well-produced product.) Better Than Bouillon Organic Low-Sodium Chicken Base is available at most grocery stores, but you can buy Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base at Amazon.com (affiliate link) if you can’t find it.

(Edit: Shirley from Gluten Free Easily tells me that Better than Bouillon no longer guarantees their products are gluten-free, so it won’t work for people who have to avoid gluten.)

Recipes I’ve Loved that Use Chicken Stock:

Thai Chicken Soup
Georgette’s Really Lemony Greek Pilafi
Chicken Picatta with Fried Capers
Chicken with Asparagus and Three Cheeses
Barley Risotto with Mushrooms and Thyme

So what’s your personal philosophy about chicken stock? Do you like to make the homemade version, or are you someone who thinks canned broth or stock made with chicken soup base is just as good? Please share your thoughts on the chicken stock debate in the comments! If anyone else has tried this product, I’d love to hear how you liked it as well.

About Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks:
I purchased the Better than Bouillon Organic Low-Sodium Chicken Base myself and the company has no idea that I’m featuring their product on my blog. All items featured as Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks are things I would happily buy over and over, and I don’t accept review products of any kind. You can see my other kitchen and food picks at the page for Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks.

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    35 Comments on “Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Better Than Bouillon Organic Low-Sodium Chicken Base”

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  2. Chicken base is the best! I see that it offers a darker color and a thick consistency making it the ideal choice for making gravies, sauces, stews, chowders, noodle soups, and skillet meals.​

  3. Good day. Living here in the Philippines and I cannot find this product being sold here. Hoping it can be bought here also.

  4. I honestly don't know, so if you are sensitive to MSG maybe you can find that information on their website.

  5. Are you sure there is no MSG in this product? The label says it contains "yeast extract" which I think is just another name for MSG.

  6. Thanks Aggie!

  7. I've been using this same chicken base for a while now too Kalyn! I love it – and so cost effective with that Costco size. I'm linking to this great review in a soup recipe I'm posting today. Thanks 🙂

  8. I went to my local produce store and found the BTB chicken base, but they didn't have the "reduced sodium"…I went ahead and bought it because I am sure it's better then the stuff I have been using. I will definitely order the "reduced sodium" online next time if I still can't find it locally.

  9. People who don't think this is a healthy product certainly shouldn't use it, but I'm not going to publish comments criticizing my food choices.

  10. Sorry but no idea on that since I use this brand. I would check the labels.

  11. I've used this product for years and just now realized it has sugar and corn syrup in it. I realize it's probably just trace amounts, but I'm trying to eat low carb so this is a bit of a concern. Do you have a recommendation for a chicken stock that doesn't contain any sugar? Thanks!

  12. Rebecca, I'd definitely buy this online if my Costco stopped carrying it; love this product.

  13. How lovely to find a review of this—thank you! I haven't yet found it locally (Minnesota), so I must purchase on-line just to give it a try. 🙂

    Thank you!

  14. Luana, if you're wanting less sodium, I think you will really like it.

    Carrie if you're asking whether I know the shelf life of Better Than Buillon (Kalyn is my name, not the name of the product), no I don't. I don't see a lot of preservatives in the ingredients list though, and it does need refrigeration. (And I almost want to laugh because a jar of this would last me a few months, if that.)