This is an original recipe by Jeff Smith, from the cookbook "The Frugal Gourmet". Use for Chicken with Leeks and Cream recipe, as well as other recipes that call for cooked chicken. Have also used method for boneless chicken thighs with great results. In this recipe we do not actually boil the bird at all but rather place it in boiling water and then leave it alone. Please read the instructions carefully. This dish is so simple and so delicious that you will think the instructions are incorrect.