Tender and Moist Poached Chicken Breasts

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Elaine Douglas

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@BreadandSoupLady

A good friend gave me this recipe and assured me it would be good. 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, sandwiches, casseroles or any recipe that calls for cooked chicken. The stock is great for whenever you need stock.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
3 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

How to Make Tender and Moist Poached Chicken Breasts

Step-by-Step

  1. Put 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.
  2. Bring 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.
  3. Boil 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!!!!
  4. Remove 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.
  5. You will have some lovely stock for soup and tender, moist chicken breasts for salad, soup, casseroles, etc.

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About Tender and Moist Poached Chicken Breasts

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



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