Poached Chicken Breasts

1
Elaine Douglas

By
@BreadandSoupLady

These instructions were given to me be a good friend who was a home economist several years ago. When I first read the instructions I was doubtful. Well I was wrong. I have been using this recipe ever since. The chicken is very tender, moist, tasty and shrinks very little.
I use the chicken for salads, soups, casseroles or any recipe that calls for cooked chicken.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
3 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

Add to Grocery List

boneless skinless chicken breasts
chicken stock or water

How to Make Poached Chicken Breasts

Step-by-Step

  • 1Put boneless, skinless chicken breasts in one layer in a pan the right size to poach them. Fill the pan with water or stock enough to cover the breasts with one inch of water (or stock). Remove the chicken breasts from the pan and set aside.
  • 2Bring the water (stock) to a full boil and replace the chicken breasts in the pan. Cover and bring back to a boil. If you have used water, you may wish to add a little salt and some pieces of carrot, onion and celery.
  • 3Boil the chicken breasts for 3 minutes and remove from heat. Leave the cover on the pan – do not even peek. Set aside for 3 hours without peeking!!!! Not even a little bit!!!!
  • 4Remove from stock and refrigerate. If you cannot be available at the end of the 3 hours you should put the pan (lid on) in the fridge.
  • 5You will have some lovely stock for soup and tender, moist chicken breasts for salad, soup, casseroles, etc.

Printable Recipe Card

About Poached Chicken Breasts

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: English
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtag: #easy




Show 5 Comments & Reviews

13 Cluckin' Great Chicken Recipes For Tonight's Dinner

13 Cluckin' Great Chicken Recipes for Tonight's Dinner

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Need some inspiration for tonight's dinner? Try one of these 13 cluckin' great chicken recipes.

15 Easy Chicken Dinner Recipes

15 Easy Chicken Dinner Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Craving an easy weeknight meal? Look no further. Check out these simply irresistible ways to dress up chicken for a delicious (and easy) dinner recipe!

Winner, Winner Have An Easy Chicken Dinner Tonight Recipe

Winner, Winner Have an Easy Chicken Dinner Tonight

Kitchen Crew

Chicken is my go-to when I just can't figure out what to make for dinner. Whenever I find myself wondering what to make, I grab a package at the market...