Perfect Poached Chicken

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  • 2 Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 2 cups of Chicken Stock
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 or 2 tsp of Dried Mixed Herbs


Place the chicken breasts In a heavy based saucepan and add the stock, bay and herbs. Bring to the boil and then reduce to the lowest setting so that it simmers very gently. Place the lid over the saucepan partly and let it simmer for 10 minutes.

After the ten minutes are up, turn off the heat, place the lid on fully and let it stand for 15 - 20 minutes in the hot stock and herbs.

The chicken will come out cooked through and still very moist and tender. You can then use it shredded, sliced or cubed in any recipe you like.

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RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

Well that's easy! Poached chicken coming up soon--thanks.

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InTuneWithCooking 5 years ago from Australia Author

It is easy RTalloni! I did these ones to shred and make some delicious chicken salad rolls to take on a picnic (amongst other goodies) Thanks for stopping by.

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jenubouka 5 years ago

Simple, perfect, and a great way to prepare chicken that is tasty and healthy. Love it.

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Silja Paulus 5 years ago from Bristol, United Kingdom

Sounds like a very easy and healthy way to prepare chicken! Will give it a try someday.

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