Poached Chicken Recipe


Poached Chicken Recipe

This is the best Poached Chicken Recipe ever! Poaching your chicken breasts will result in a tender, juicy chicken breast that can be used in many delicious recipes, or eaten alone. Poached chicken is much more flavorful than plain boiled chicken. Versatile, easy to make poached chicken freezes well and is great to have on hand for lunch, dinner, or just a wonderful protein filled snack.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook time: 1 Hour

Ingredients:

1 lb White Onion, sliced
1 Carrot, peeled and sliced
½ cup Dried Parsley
1 cup Dry White Wine
1 TBSP Garlic, minced
3 TBSP Black Peppercorns
Water
5 lbs Chicken Breasts, boneless, skinless (fresh or defrosted)

Directions:

• Combine onions, carrot, parsley, wine and garlic in a large stock pot.
• Add enough water to cover the chicken (not yet in the pot) and all other ingredients.
• Bring mixture to a simmer (you have not yet added your chicken).
• Simmer 10 minutes.
• Add peppercorns.
• Simmer 10 more minutes.
• Remove from heat, strain into a large bowl and allow the liquid to cool.
• Return the strained liquid to your stock pot.
• Add the chicken to the pot, and cover.
• Turn heat to high, and bring to a boil.
• Boil for 1 minute, turn off the heat and allow the chicken to sit in the hot water for 15 minutes.
• Allow poached chicken to cool in refrigerator.

• Makes 8 servings Poached Chicken

Poached Chicken Recipe. This is the best Poached Chicken Recipe ever! Poaching your chicken breasts will result in a tender, juicy chicken breast that can be used in many delicious recipes, or eaten alone. Poached chicken is much more flavorful than plain boiled chicken.  Versatile, easy to make poached chicken freezes well and is great to have on hand for lunch, dinner, or just a wonderful protein filled snack.




This is the best Poached Chicken Recipe ever! Poaching your chicken breasts will result in a tender, juicy chicken breast that can be used in many delicious recipes, or eaten alone. Poached chicken is much more flavorful than plain boiled chicken. Versatile, easy to make poached chicken freezes well and is great to have on hand for lunch, dinner, or just a wonderful protein filled snack.

Poached Chicken Recipe. This is the best Poached Chicken Recipe ever! Poaching your chicken breasts will result in a tender, juicy chicken breast that can be used in many delicious recipes, or eaten alone. Poached chicken is much more flavorful than plain boiled chicken.  Versatile, easy to make poached chicken freezes well and is great to have on hand for lunch, dinner, or just a wonderful protein filled snack.


Many years ago, Hubby and I purchased 20# of chicken. Where we purchased had an issue with their truck, so we accepted one 10# box the discounted rate of 99¢# (boneless, skinless) for a box of frozen chicken. While it was bagged in 2-3# bags inside the box, we never made use of it. So, when we cleaned out one of the freezers a few weeks ago, hubby decided to defrost and poach. He ended up poaching 5# of chicken.

We’ve poached chicken many, many times since that first poaching in 2011. Hubby uses poached chicken in what is his best recipe: Chicken Salad Recipe and it is phenomenal!

While it doesn’t seem worth the time, I can’t emphasize enough how much better poached chicken tastes then plain old boiled chicken. Do your recipes a favor (especially your chicken salads and cold chicken recipes), and poach some chicken today!

Hubby will foodsaver the leftover poached chicken for later use.

Poached Chicken Recipe

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour

Poached Chicken Mise en Place:

Stock Pot
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
• Knife
• Peeler
Colander
• Large Bowl

Poached Chicken Recipe Ingredients

1 lb White Onion, sliced
1 Carrot, peeled and sliced
½ cup Dried Parsley
1 cup Dry White Wine
1 TBSP Garlic, minced
3 TBSP Black Peppercorns
Enough water to cover all ingredients
5 lbs Chicken Breasts, boneless, skinless (fresh or defrosted)

• Combine onions, carrot, parsley, wine and garlic in a large stock pot.
• Add enough water to cover the chicken (not yet in the pot) and all other ingredients.
• Bring mixture to a simmer (you have not yet added your chicken).
• Simmer 10 minutes.
• Add peppercorns.
• Simmer 10 more minutes.
• Remove from heat, strain into a large bowl and allow the liquid to cool.
• Return the strained liquid to your stock pot.
• Add the chicken to the pot, and cover.
• Turn heat to high, and bring to a boil.
• Boil for 1 minute, turn off the heat and allow the chicken to sit in the hot water for 15 minutes.
• Allow poached chicken to cool in refrigerator.

Poached Chicken Recipe. This is the best Poached Chicken Recipe ever! Poaching your chicken breasts will result in a tender, juicy chicken breast that can be used in many delicious recipes, or eaten alone. Poached chicken is much more flavorful than plain boiled chicken.  Versatile, easy to make poached chicken freezes well and is great to have on hand for lunch, dinner, or just a wonderful protein filled snack.


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Comments

  1. That looks delicious I might even try it…I am such a lazy cook

    Have a chickenlicious week 🙂

    • Steve you cannot be a lazier cook than I am! Just not possible. My idea of cooking is picking up the phone and ordering. And even I can do this.

      Ann

  2. What a great thing to know how to do properly. I’ve never heard of allowing the liquid to cool and then returning the chicken to it and bringing to a boil once more. Is there a reason (taste, food safety, etc) for this?

  3. Great recipe. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  4. Yum! I love to cook. Thanks for the recipe!
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  5. I’ve never poached a chicken… gotta find out what you do with it! Pinned this! Thanks for sharing these on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker I hope to see ya again on Monday night!

  6. Thank you so much for sharing – I love chicken!

    Hugs, Smiles & Blessings,
    Robin
    Fluster Buster
    Creativity Inspired by Frustration

  7. Zola Sherman says:

    Ann,

    I was wondering if Hubby saved and used the broth from the poached chicken. I thought maybe you could freeze it and use it as soup base or something.

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