Thursday, May 16, 2013

Low-Fructose/Low-FODMAP Chicken Broth for Recipes

This past week I made a bunch of chicken broth. It all started with a chicken. Whole chickens were on sale at my store, so I bought one and roasted it. By the way, a great way to plan your weekly menus is to take a look at your local grocery store's ad flyer. Find out what meat and veggies are on sale then decide your menu from there. Back to the chicken. I roasted it. Then we ate it. We didn't eat all of it, so I stripped the bird of it's meat and saved the meat for a casserole later in the week. Then I made broth from the bones.

You can try my recipe for chicken broth here. The great things about making your own broth is that you can customize it.  If you are sensitive to onion, you may have no choice but to make your own. Even if you don't use onion in your broth, it can still be full of flavor.

Low-FODMAP Broth for Recipes

I use chicken broth in so many of my recipes. It's a great way to add lots of flavor to dishes. Each recipe calls for a different amount of broth, from 1/2 cup to 2 cups, so I freeze them in different size containers so they are ready to go when I need them. I froze them in 1/2 cup, 1 cup and 2 cups sizes. I use BPA-free plastic containers and make sure the broth is cool before pouring it in.

So that's how I do my chicken broth. Next I will be doing beef broth!


  1. Thank you for this blog!! I was diagnosed with fructose malabsorption last June (almost 1 year now) and I still juggle finding which foods bother me and which don't. I really miss bread so THANK YOU for these recipes and sharing your story. FYI another site I love is

    1. Thanks for your comment, Jennifer! I'm till trying to figure out what foods work for me too. Sometimes I think it's a never-ending process. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more low-FODMAP recipes!

  2. I contacted the company that makes "Better than Bouillon" and they sent me an email with this information:
    BTB R/S Chicken Yes (onion powder)
    BTB R/S Vegetable Yes (onion juice, garlic powder, onion powder)
    BTB Vegetable Yes (onion powder, garlic powder)
    This was mid-March 2016

    1. That's great to know. Thanks for sharing! :)

    2. I think the problem with it being "soupy" could be the result of the chicken. Chicken farms have been known to inject water into the chicken meat to increase weight. Depending where your chicken came from will probably make a "soupy" dish or not.