5 Delicious Ways to Turn a Box of Chicken Broth into Dinner

By Carrie Havranek
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August 9, 2021
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With a box of chicken broth — or some you’ve made yourself and frozen at home —  you always have the beginnings of a healthy meal. Use it in a dairy-free risotto or to make a creamy and flavorful polenta dish or creative couscous salad. And, of course, use as the backbone of soups that go beyond chicken noodle.

1. Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup from Damn Delicious

The most obvious destination for a carton of chicken broth is without a doubt chicken noodle. But, think outside the chicken broth box with this easy chicken tortilla soup. You’ll need a few extra ingredients, but we promise it’s worth it.

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2. Dairy Free Chicken and Vegetable Risotto from One Lovely Life

There’s no rule that says that risotto has to be loaded with lots of cheese. This one gets plenty of flavor from chicken broth. Plus, it’s brimming with veggies such as peas, onions, and peppers, too!

creamy polenta

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3. Creamy Polenta with Ratatouille from Green Healthy Cooking

Why make polenta with water when you can use chicken stock instead? Make it even healthier by loading up on more veggies if you like!

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4. Roasted and Clean Carrot Soup from Goop

The genius of this recipe is that you simmer half of the carrots in chicken broth and roast the rest with olive oil, salt, and pepper. The result is a super-flavorful, super-healthy soup you’ll want to eat on repeat.

pearl couscous

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5. Pearl Couscous with Rusty Roots, Chickpeas and Pepitas from Food 52

Couscous cooks in the chicken broth, veggies roast in the oven, and it comes together with some goat cheese and pepitas. Make this for dinner and you’ll have leftovers for the next day’s lunch.

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