Homemade Low Sodium Chicken Bouillon Powder {Recipe}

homemade low sodium chicken bouillon powder

No one likes bland food. That’s why herbs and spices and things like bouillon cubes exist. But, have you looked at the sodium content in bouillon powders?! Yikes! Just 1/2 a tablet (950 mg of sodium) accounts for 40% of your daily value (and that’s calculated on a 2000 calorie diet). Health Canada recommends a sodium intake of 1500 mg/day.

homemade low sodium chicken bouillon powder

But, you don’t have to sacrifice taste in exchange for low sodium. You can make your own chicken bouillon powder in just a few minutes.


• 1 cup nutritional yeast flakes
• 2 Tbsp onion powder or dried minced onion
• 2 Tbsp dried parsley
• 1 tsp garlic powder
• 1 tsp celery seed
• 1 tsp thyme
• 1 tsp dried marjoram
• 1 tsp dried rosemary
• 1 tsp paprika (regular or smoked)
• 1/2 tsp basil

Mix all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Pulse until well blended. Keep in an airtight container or bag for up to 6 months.

Add 1 Tbsp of bouillon powder to a cup of hot water for a cup of soup or broth. You can use the powder in any recipe calling for commercial bouillon cubes. It can be a great way to flavor rice or quinoa. Just add to water before adding the rice/quinoa.

homemade low sodium chicken bouillon powder.

What’s your favorite way to flavor food?

Lydia Di Francesco, Personal Trainer

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  • Amber Smith

    The nutritional yeast flakes… Are they necessary to the taste or just to add to the nutritional value?

    • FitHealthy365

      Hi Amber, they definitely help with the taste and nutritional value and are the primary component of the mixture (at 1 cup). However, you could try omitting it and just doubling the rest of the ingredients to make a larger batch. Let me know how it goes! Lydia

  • Life of Pies

    Where’s the chicken flavoring?