I have been buying MSG-free chicken broth powder from the health food store for quite a while now. I use a LOT of chicken powder in my cooking and it was getting rather expensive! So…I went on a hunt to find a recipe to see if I could make my own. Guess what….I found one…and it works great! I can make it for about half the cost of the store-bought stuff.
I found that if I buy some of the ingredients (mainly the yeast flakes), I can save even more. I bought the yeast flakes and rice protein at our health food store here and I can get both of these cheaper online.
I also wanted to note that this recipes says that she has to use twice as much as the store-bought powder – using 2 teaspoons per cup of water instead of just 1 teaspoon. I tried using just 1 teaspoon and I think it worked fine. So that makes it even cheaper if I only use 1 teaspoon per cup of water!
I put all the ingredients into my little 2-cup salad chopper and blended it up. I store it in a pint jar with a lid. Again…I only use 1 teaspoon per cup of water to make broth.
You can get the yeast flakes and rice protein powder at these links at pretty reasonable prices:
Nutritional Yeast Flakes: http://www.vitacost.com/Kal-Nutritional-Yeast-Flakes
Rice Protein Powder: http://www.vitacost.com/source-naturals-brown-rice-protein-powder
Homemade Chicken Bouillon Powder
1 1/3 cups nutritional yeast flakes
3 Tbs onion powder
7 1/2 tsp (2 1/2 Tbs) sea salt
1 Tbs rice protein powder (*or sub with other protein powder)
1 Tbs sugar (*or sub with Truvia)
2 1/2 tsp. garlic granules or powder
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp finely crumbled dried sage (NOT powdered)
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp turmeric
Blend in a dry blender or food processor until powdery. Store in a dry, airtight container.
Use 1 level teaspoon per cup of boiling water.
Yield: 1 1/2 cups of bouillon powder
* For those following THM, this bouillon powder would work wonderfully to make your own quick sauces and gravies! I use this all the time to add flavor to soups.