Simple Poached Herbed Chicken

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Jess81

Make this easy and flavorful recipe ahead of time for ready-to-use chicken for salads and wraps.

Top Review by tmp68

This wasn't very flavorful and 1 hour is way too long for 1lb of chciken breast. Sorry, not a favorite.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. place chicken in a stockpot or pan large enough for the chicken and other ingreedients to be completely covered with liquid.
  2. place carrots, celery, and onion around chicken in pot.
  3. combine chicken broth, bullion, and enough water to cover veggies and chicken in pot.
  4. add herbs (red pepper flakes, garlic powser, celery seed, bay leaves and seasonal fresh herbs).
  5. bring to a rolling simmer, reduce heat and simmer gently 1 hour.
  6. remove chicken from liquid, set aside to cool.
  7. increase heat to rolling boil for ten minutes or until reduced to desired thickness.
  8. remove from heat and strain broth into jar. Broth can be stored in refrigerator for up to one week, or in the freezer indefinitely.
  9. Using two forks, shred chicken into bite-sized pieces. Use in salads, wraps and sandwiches, or pastas.

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