Cooking Tips — How to Boil Chicken
Watch as Better Homes and Gardens shows you how to boil chicken! To start boiling chicken, place chicken pieces in a large saucepan. Choose what cooking …
There??s nothing handier to keep in the fridge
than cooked chicken to add to meals. With
a little poaching coaching, poaching being
the technical term, you??ll learn how to boil
a chicken for a perfect tenderness and flavor.
Step one, is placing the chicken pieces in
a large saucepan. If you??re the type who
cringes at touching poultry, like me, use
tongs for this step. Next, you need to choose
your cooking liquid. You can use water, broth,
wine, juices, or any combination to impart
flavor. Also, feel free to add herbs, cut
off veggies or even citrus slices to amp up
the flavor. I??m using a combination of apple
cider and chicken broth with some fresh herbs.
Simply pour your liquid over the chicken.
Bring liquid to a boil over medium-high heat,
then reduce heat and cover. Let chicken simmer
until it is no longer pink and reaches 170
degrees on an instant read thermometer. For
skinless, boneless chicken breast halves,
like I??m using, that??s about 15 to 20 minutes.
It??ll take longer for bone-in pieces and
less time for cut-up pieces. Remove chicken
from the saucepan and it??s ready to use.
We??re shredding ours or store and label for
later. Store chicken in the refrigerator for
up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.