How To Perfectly Poach Chicken Breast

This is a super quick tutorial on how to perfectly poach chicken breast. It is ready in 15 minutes and can be used in many dishes. Homemade poached chicken is…

poached chicken with lemon and black pepper

This is a super quick tutorial on how to perfectly poach chicken breast. It is ready in 15 minutes and can be used in many dishes.

Homemade poached chicken is a really good alternative to store-bought roast chicken as they are usually high in sodium. It is perfect for sandwiches, as a main dish, or in salads, like my Italian-style chopped salad. Because it is so tender and juicy it will make perfect finger food for your baby or toddler too.

OK, here is how to perfectly poach chicken breast

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How To Perfectly Poach Chicken Breast


  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

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  • 23 Chicken breasts ((free-range))
  • 1 Small lemon ((unwaxed or organic))
  • 23 Bay leaves
  • 56 Black pepper corns
  • 1 tsp Salt

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken breasts into a saucepan. Add water so it just covers the chicken
  2. Slice the lemon and add into the saucepan
  3. Add bay leaves, peppercorns and salt
    3 chicken breasts in the pot with lemon
  4. Bring chicken to the boil and once boiling quickly reduce the heat to a minimum so that the liquid just simmers. Make sure it doesn't boil, otherwise, your chicken will turn out rubbery
  5. If foam is building on top of the liquid you can scoop it with a sieve. However, it is not really necessary, but it will make your broth clear. It looks more appealing in my opinion
  6. Cover with lid and simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Take chicken off the heat and let it rest in the broth for at least 10 minutes. The longer it stays in the broth the more taste it will get.
  8. If not using straight away, store your chicken covered with stock in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  9. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Main Course

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2 Comments

  1. Habe das Rezept ausprobiert ,bei mir ist die Hähnchenbrust immer zu trocken, aber nach dem ich das nach diesem Rezept zubereitet habe war ich überrascht . das Fleisch war sehr saftig und lecker. Danke.

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