Make your own vegan chicken-style bouillon powder with 7 ingredients, 1 food processor, and less than 10 minutes. It’s a staple ingredient in our kitchen and will up-level your entire cooking game. Use it to make THE most flavorful chicken-free broth for soups, stews, seitan + tofu marinades, etc.
This vegan chicken bouillon powder is nothing new on this blog. We use it in pretty much everything.
We often refer to it as chicken(less) noodle soup powder because it originated with our favorite vegan chicken noodle soup recipe.
Whether you’re familiar or not, this simple herb & spice mix has the ability to completely revolutionize your cooking. (Even if you barely know how to boil water!)
You can use this homemade vegan bouillon powder in any recipe that calls for vegetable or chicken broth.
The taste is incredible. It’s a dead-on flavor match for the chicken broth we all grew up loving with a thick, comforting texture!
With just 7 ingredients, 1 food processor, and 10 minutes, you can create THE most amazing vegan chicken bouillon power at HOME.
Let’s do this!
How to Make Homemade Bouillon
With the exception of the nutritional yeast, all of these ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery store! Nothing too crazy or fancy here.
In fact, if you’re anything like us, you might already have the ingredients in your pantry right now!
This acts as both a base and mild thickener, giving the broth both flavor AND body. Do not skip this one; it’s essential! If you’re new to nutritional yeast (We dig this brand.), note that this is NOT interchangeable with things like brewer’s yeast.
We like a good salty bouillon but not too salty, like those bouillon cubes you buy at the store. This recipe is pretty much the Goldilocks of saltiness for our tastes. However, if you prefer a less salty bouillon, feel free to reduce this by as much as 1/2 but be aware it will alter the overall flavor and intensity.
This ingredient adds a signature chicken-y flavor, anti-inflammatory benefits, and that iconic sunshiney color.
Feel free to replace this with either dried basil or dried oregano (or a mix of both), depending on what you have on hand.
I really love a hint of thyme in this vegan chicken bouillon powder. If you’re into dill, you can sub that or try a mix of both!
A little bit goes a long way, and holy WOW does it bring every flavor together in cozy comforting glory. If you’re reducing salt, reduce the sea salt as mentioned above, but we highly recommend including this.
How to Use Vegan Chicken Bouillon
Short answer: Add it to EVERYTHING. Actually everything. I don’t know what it is about this stuff, but it just makes any dish it touches taste unequivocally better.
Slightly longer answer: Mix 1 Tbsp bouillon powder per 1 cup of hot water to make a vegan chicken broth that can be used for:
Cooking Rice or Other Grains:
If you’re used to cooking rice or quinoa in chicken broth, make a 1:1 switch with this stuff and get ready to have your mind BLOWN.
Rehydrating Soy Curls:
If you use soy curls, this broth is going to be a major game-changer. Instead of hydrating your soy curls in plain ol’ water, add a burst of flavor by switching the water out for broth made with this chicken bouillon.
Sore Throat Remedy:
There is nothing better than a hot mug of this broth when I have a sore throat. You can even throw in a pinch of cayenne to help clear out the sinuses (if spicy is your thing). Sometimes I add a squeeze of lemon too. Either way, I highly recommend it!
Soups + Stews:
We use this bouillon powder to make our vegan condensed cream of chik’n soup which is a key component to veganizing all your favorite childhood casseroles.
This bouillon powder does a killer job adding chicken-y flavor to all your favorite tofu or seitan recipes. We use them to flavor our tofu cutlets among other things!
This bouillon makes the BEST vegan gravy. Seriously, we make this stuff every year for Thanksgiving, and without fail, someone ends up drinking the last remnants straight from the gravy boat. 😁
For ramen, broth is KEY. And this homemade bouillon makes theeee most perfect ramen broth, like in our vegan zoodle ramen recipe. Move over, flavor packet!
Grab a FULL list of every single recipe we’ve created using this bouillon powder in this post here. (There are A LOT…in case you needed even MORE of a reason to make this stuff!)
Other Handy Spicy Mixes:
We’d love to know how you use this homemade vegan bouillon powder!
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This post was originally published on plantpowercouple.com 20 September 2018 which means there are a ton of helpful comments below from others who have made this recipe. Be sure to check them out or comment with your own question, so we can add to the collective knowledge!
- Add all the ingredients to a small blender or food processor and pulse until everything is combined and powder-y.
- TO STORE: Store in an air-tight jar or container in your spice cabinet or pantry.
- TO MAKE BROTH: Use 1 Tbsp bouillon powder per 1 cup of hot water. Mix them together until the powder is completely dissolved. Use this to replace vegetable or chicken broth in all your favorite recipes and get ready for your life to change!
Serving Size:1 Tbsp
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 50Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1485mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 4gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated and may not always be accurate.