Poached Chicken Breast (Crock Pot)

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 hrs 10 mins

This recipe is so handy to have cooked chicken on hand for casseroles, burritos, fajitas, chicken pot pies, pasta, stir fries, pizza, chicken sandwiches, soups, salads...... Can't get any easier than this!!! My crockpot gets heavy duty time in the summer when all we want to eat is salads and you don't want to get the big oven going! The chicken comes out moist and suprisingly, very taste


  1. Place the chicken in the slow cooker and pour over the broth. Cover and cook on LOW for 1-1/2 - 2 hours or until cooked. Let cool.
  2. I chop the chicken and lay it flat in small freezer bags. By using this method, you can break off any amount of chicken that you need and it thaws out quicker. The chicken will keep frozen for 3 months.
  3. Note: I would start checking to see if the chicken is cooked after 1-1/4 hours. (The original recipe stated 8 hours but taking it out after 6 the chicken was so overcooked, it cut into strings) Alot of the timing dedpends on the crockpot and/or size of chicken breast. Remember, the timing will change if you add/subtract the amount of chicken breast using. The success of this recipe depends on the chicken broth you are using. I use Major chicken broth concentrate -- Campbell chicken broth would work very well. Knoor's chicken cubes are way too salty and the color is not very appealing.
Most Helpful

This was very handy and easy! I cut this in half because that's all the chicken I had in the freezer. I added some cajun seasoning after they were done and hubby and I had dinner ready. Loved the crockpot method! Keeping this one close by! Made for I Recommend Tag Game 2010.

nemokitty July 15, 2010

Very easy to make and handy to have in the fridge or freezer for future quick cooking! I used Rich Chicken Broth for the broth and it made very flavorful chicken. This is going in my OAMC rotation. Thanks for posting Abby Girl. Made for My3Chefs Nov '09.

ElaineAnn November 08, 2009