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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Basic Poached Chicken

You can flavor the poaching liquid with whatever aromatics you have on hand. This recipe is just a guideline -- try fresh ginger and soy sauce or orange and rosemary.

  • prep: 10 mins
    total time: 25 mins
  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, halved
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into thirds
  • 1 celery stalk, cut into thirds
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 3 sprigs thyme or parsley
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, (about 8 ounces each)

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a large, straight-sided skillet or pot, combine all ingredients except chicken; cover with water by 1/2 inch. Bring to a boil over high. Add chicken and return to a boil. Cook 3 minutes, then cover skillet and remove from heat. Let stand until chicken is cooked through, 15 to 18 minutes, flipping halfway through. Remove chicken from poaching liquid immediately.

Source
Everyday Food, January 2010

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Reviews (3)

  • 9 Jul, 2012

    Love this simple recipe. I always add some white wine which really makes it great! I cook up a batch for salads, sandwiches, etc. Nice, moist, tender and tasty!

  • 12 Feb, 2012

    Quick. Something different. Requires care, but is easily doable.

  • 6 Jul, 2010

    Good recipe with lots of suggestions for flavor