Cooked Chicken (For Recipes Needing Cooked Chicken)

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 45 mins

When you need cooked chicken for any recipe, or to put in a curry, this is an easy way to cook it. The spices give the chicken a wonderful flavor that won't "fight" with the other ingredients.


  1. Put water, ghee, and spices in a deep pan.
  2. Place chicken in water.
  3. Water should just cover chicken.
  4. Add more water to keep that level.
  5. Keep pan covered.
  6. Simmer gently for 35 minutes or to desired doneness.
  7. Cut in strips or cubes. Use in any recipe that calls for cooked chicken such as curries and cold salads.


Most Helpful

This is a great, handy recipe to have. I know it's kind of silly, but I never knew how to prep chicken for the freezer like this, and I always wanted to. Now I always have chicken ready! I freeze it flat-packed in ziplock bags, and pull it out when I start making dinner. By the time I'm ready for it, it's thawed enough to toss in. Thanks for a keeper, Kathy228!

Stylin'Dog May 25, 2009

I love this recipe. I'm sorry I haven't rated it sooner. It's my go-to recipe whenever I have a recipe that calls for cooked chicken and I don't have any on hand. It's really good for Cobb salad also. Thanks so much for posting it Kathy228

capt_tripp86 November 07, 2006

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