Last week when I posted the Homemade Chicken Soup recipe, I realized I should have started with these 2 recipes first.
I had never made poached chicken for soup before. I was completely clueless and honestly a bit nervous. I mean.. boiled chicken kind of freaked me out a little bit. I won’t lie, I was overwhelmed.
Once I did it, I realized my fears were completely silly. It was so easy. Plus, it made homemade chicken broth for much cheaper and more delicious than store bought. Win, win!
- 1 chicken breast
- 1/2 onion sliced
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Place thawed or fresh chicken breast in the bottom of a pan.
- Place onion, rosemary, and salt on top.
- Cover with water until it is 1 inch over chicken.
- Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Once it starts to boil, skim off the foamy stuff from the top.
- Reduce to low, cover the pot, and let the chicken simmer for 8 minutes.
- Check the chicken with a thermometer after 8 minutes. You want the thickest part to come to 165 degrees. Mine got a bit too warm, but it still tasted delicious! I have found that my chicken takes between 10-15 minutes to cook depending on the thickness.
- Remove from liquid.
- Chop or slice to your liking and it is ready to serve or be used in another recipe.
- For Homemade Chicken Broth, you just take the poaching liquid and run it through a strainer. The liquid left is your broth. It is delicious in soups.
I highly recommend both of these in my Homemade Chicken Soup recipe!
Have you ever poached chicken or fish?
What is something you are nervous to cook?