Poached Chicken How To Poach Chicken

Poached chicken is invaluable!

"It’s very easy to poach chicken. Just follow the recipe and it will turn out perfectly every time. After a couple times, you probably won’t even need the recipe because it’s so simple."

• Boneless skinless chicken breasts • Chicken broth • kosher salt • Lemon • Bay leaf • Garlic • Fresh herbs • Shallots • Dry white wine


Poached chicken is invaluable. You can use it to make salads, sandwiches, casseroles, burritos, and more. It freezes well, too!

Why you’ll love it

Learn how to make easy poached chicken: tender, juicy, and so versatile. Once you know how to poach chicken, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it!

Pick a wide pan with a lid that is large enough for the chicken to fit in a single layer and be fully submerged in water or broth.


Place chicken breasts in pan and cover with cold water or broth. The amount of liquid you need will depend somewhat on your pan and how much chicken you're cooking.


Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer. This should take about fifteen minutes but will vary depending on your stove and pan.


When it comes to a simmer, flip each piece of chicken over, reduce the heat to low and cover pan.


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