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Basic Poached Chicken

Basic Poached Chicken

Everyday Food: The Light Issue Guideline: Poaching liquid can be flavored with handy aromatics, such as ginger and soy sauce or orange and rosemary. Endlessly adaptable: can be added to salads, sandwiches, soups, tacos, etc.

  • Yield: 4 servings ( Serving Size: servings )
  • Prep time:10 Minutes
  • Cook time:25 Minutes


  • 1 teaspoon(s) black peppercorns
  • 4 boneless, skinlesss chicken breast halves (about 8 ounces each)
  • 1 stalk(s) celery, cut into thirds
  • 1 teaspoon(s) coarse salt
  • 2 clove(s) garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced (optional)
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into thirds
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, halved
  • 3 sprig(s) thyme or parsley


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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