Healthy Poached Chicken

Poached chicken breasts are a healthy addition to a range of salads and soups.

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  • Servings: 4

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  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4-5 sprigs Italian parsley, thyme or oregano, tied together
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 whole garlic cloves
  • 1-2 tablespoons kosher or sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorns

How to make this recipe

  1. Rinse off the chicken breasts. Fill a medium to large stockpot with water and add the herbs, bay leaf, garlic, salt and peppercorns to the pot. Bring the water to a boil then add the chicken breasts.

  2. Bring the water back to a boil, and then lower the heat to medium. Simmer for 5 minutes.

  3. Remove the pot from the heat, and then cover with a lid and keep the chicken in hot water for another 15 to 20 minutes or until it is cooked through.

  4. Remove the chicken from the water and shred or slice.

Contributed By Photo © Todd Porter & Diane Cu Published August 2014

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