Product Type: Knorr Sauces / Soups
Newest Review: ... costs about £1.20 and the product is made by Unilever foods .UK. The Knorr chicken granules look like golden coloured gravy granu... more
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Knorr Chicken Stock Granules
Member Name: Emmald
Knorr Chicken Stock Granules
Advantages: A very useful quick and easy stock.
Such a lot of the meat that we buy today has very little taste attached to it, sadly the animals are force fed and the meat hits the supermarket shelf as soon as the animal has been slaughtered, hence the meat is given no time to hang to gather taste. If I am buying meat for a special occasion then a visit to my local butchers is on the cards, he can provide some good organic meat but it comes at a high price. Like us all I buy chicken and red meat from the supermarket and just hope that I can inject some flavour into it myself. I am sure that most larders are bulging with sauces, granules and bottles of flavouring.
Knorr Chicken stock granules are a useful store cupboard staple and they are just slightly different from other stock granules and cubes. Knorr have packed these granules into a tin and then given the tin a plastic lid to keep them airtight. The can holds 150g of the granules, costs about £1.20 and the product is made by Unilever foods .UK.
The Knorr chicken granules look like golden coloured gravy granules and they smell pleasant too. They are a mixture of parsley, yeast extract, citric acid, bay leaf, oils, garlic powder, salt, flavourings and the inevitable preservatives.
The can states that the granules contain lactose.
100ml of the prepared stock contains just 5 calories.
Gravies and soups need a good stock and these Knorr chicken granules can provide a tasty stock.
If you put a couple of teaspoons of the granules into a Pyrex jug and add boiling water then that will provide you with stock for gravy, soups or casseroles.
The hot steamy stock smells good and as you add the boiling water to the granules you can smell the garlic and herbs straight away.
But you can just use the granules to rub into the top of the chicken before you roast it. If you choose to do it that way then as the chicken cooks it develops a rich golden crispy skin that tastes delicious. I par-boil my potatoes before I roast them and I have sprinkled a few granules on top of the par-boiled potatoes after adding the oil ready to roast them.
The roast potatoes take on a new dimension, the tops go lovely and crunchy and they taste heavenly.
But you will not need to season the potatoes if you sprinkle them with Knorr granules, they are quite salty themselves.
I can always get bones from our local butcher and make my own stock and sometimes I still do but on the whole I tend to take the easy way out now. I tried the Knorr Stock Pots and I found that they were good but I feel that they work out more expensive than the granules.
Most of us will realise that we are spoilt for choice, our Mothers had to get by with plain flour, seasoning and gravy browning and yet they managed to turn out terrific tasting gravy. We have a whole range of products to help us achieve a good pot of tasty stock and Knorr granules are worth adding to your shopping list.
I saw this recipe on the Internet and though that some of the Mums out there might like to try it.
Mums Pot Noodle.
1 tsp soy sauce
25g garden peas
50g cooked chicken breast
125ml chicken stock.
Cook the noodles and then drain them. Put the stock, peas, sweetcorn, chicken, soy sauce into a saucepan and then simmer it all together for a couple of minutes.
Mix the cornflour with a drop of water and then add it to the pan to thicken the liquid.
Last of all add the noodles to the pan and stir until they are well heated through.
Pop it all into a dish and then serve.
Sounds quite good to me ! Apparently the shop bought pot noodles are very high in salt and this recipe is quick and easy and contains a lot less salt.
Summary: it provides an instant tasty stock for soups, gravies and casseroles.