Broth is a liquid made from meat, vegetables or other ingredients, while stock is a thicker, more flavorful liquid that is created by cooking bones.
One US liquid quart is equal to 128 fl oz, and the UK or Imperial gallon is 4.546 L (3.785 gallons). In a can of broth, four to eight cups are usually contained.
A can of chicken broth contains 14.5 fluid ounces, which is about the same as a cup of water. This broth has a more dense mouthfeel and richer taste than water, due to the gelatin released from long-simmering bones. It is also lower in calories than conventional broth because it contains collagen and marrow.
The amount of broth in a can is easily figured out by calculating its density, which is very similar to that of water. A 14-ounce can of beef stock, for example, will hold 1.8 cups of liquid.
A 14.5-ounce can of Swanson Chicken Broth contains 1.8 cups of liquid. The broth is a great choice for busy home cooks, as it comes in an easy-to-recycle can and is prepared with quality spices.
A 12-ounce can of canned chicken, which is a standard size for most recipes, contains about 2 small cooked breasts. You can often switch out two small cans for one larger can of chicken, if needed. This allows you to make more than one serving at a time.