Poaching a Chicken

It’s at this point that I’d love to tell you this post is about my husband’s morbid fear of spiders but alas, I am actually talking about the art of poaching food. I attempted it tonight for the first time with chicken breast and the end result was a very succulent morsel (apologies to the vegetarians!). The process is really easy too…

1. Place the chicken in a heavy pot snuggly and cover with water and bring it to the boil. Reduce it to a low simmer, straight after it boils. Leave it at this temperature for 10 minutes.

2. Take it the off heat and leave for 15 – 20 minutes in the water. The result will be something similar to my below cut up chicken (subsequent to poaching).


3. You can then serve your chicken or use it for something else. I made enchiladas.

 

 

Advertisements

About ABOUT ME

Hi, my name is Rachael. I am a born and bred Queenslander, who loves spending time with her family and pursuing creative hobbies. I am a wife, mother and all-round friend. If you like my posts, please leave me a comment...or two!
This entry was posted in Cooking and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Poaching a Chicken

  1. AsSnugAsABug says:

    Hey, I'm poaching chicken all the time. I cut/ shread/ mangle it into tiny bits and add it to veggies for baby food. Super easy and freezes well. I love the enchilada idea though…

    Like

Please leave me a comment. I love reading them!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s