Poached Chicken Breast

READY IN: 33mins
Recipe by adopt a greyhound

Good way to prepare chicken breast for salads, or casseroles.

Top Review by thedancingdryad

As a culinary student, one of the first things we are taught about poaching is DO NOT BOIL! The ideal temperature for poaching is between 150 and 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Boiling will toughen the meat. We are also taught not to use water, as this will leach the flavor from the meat--instead, use a liquid that is more flavorful than the meat; stock, broth, etc. I'm not surprised that people have had to modify this recipe.


  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Add chicken breast.
  3. Turn down the heat and simmer for 12 minutes.
  4. Take off the heat and let them sit for at least 15 minutes.
  5. Add to recipe as needed.

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