Rating: 3.13 stars
350 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 50
  • 4 star values: 68
  • 3 star values: 135
  • 2 star values: 73
  • 1 star values: 24

Cooking chicken breasts gently in a flavorful broth makes them moist, tender -- and healthy!

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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Cook's Notes

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.

Reviews (5)

350 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 50
  • 4 star values: 68
  • 3 star values: 135
  • 2 star values: 73
  • 1 star values: 24
Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2019
My chicken salad is extra special when I poach my chicken breast this way!
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2016
This recipe results in several meals plus a little treat for our dog (the chopped up carrots from the broth and knoby bits after shredding the chicken). The chicken becomes divan or enchiladas, the broth becomes seasonal soup. Try this recipe on a rainy afternoon.
Rating: Unrated
07/09/2012
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!
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Rating: Unrated
02/12/2012
Quick. Something different. Requires care, but is easily doable.
Rating: Unrated
07/06/2010
Good recipe with lots of suggestions for flavor