Magical Chicken Bouillon…
Around our house, I need things fast, and I need them easy. Now, back in junior high, my mama told me those were not appropriate adjectives for a good girl like me. But, in describing my household and kitchen habits, those are good words. And chicken bouillon, if that’s the case—you’re a little hussy!
I always have chicken bouillon on hand, and use it many ways. Here are my 3 favorite:
1. Fast, homemade chicken noodle soup – If someone in my house gets sick, and I am out of canned chicken noodle soup, I make my own in less than 5 minutes! For 1 serving, boil some water (2 cups), drop in 2 chicken bouillon cubes, some noodles, and seasonings (pinches of pepper and celery seed). Cook until noodles are al dente. When I am making this for someone sick, I don’t add chicken. Usually the sick person needs a clear broth anyway.
2. Making a nice chicken broth when boiling boneless skinless chicken – Naked chickens make for a boring, bland broth. To amp up the flavor, drop in 2-3 chicken bouillon cubes. My other standards for a good chicken broth are onion, garlic powder, celery seed, pepper, a little salt (chicken bouillon is already salty—so don’t add a lot), and the magical chicken bouillon.
3. Yummy green beans – A nice way to flavor green beans (and around our house, that means canned green beans) is to add 2 magical chicken bouillon cubes per can of green beans, 3-4 good shakes of pepper, a shake of garlic powder, and a Tablespoon of sugar (the South’s secret to good vegetables, or so my Gram used to say) The end result is green beans my picky girls will even eat!
And for that, I say…
Winner winner chicken dinner!