Friday, April 17, 2009

Poached chicken

I just poached my first chicken breast. I don't know why I haven't done it before, it came out so f*$%&#)& good!!!

  • Place a chicken breast in a pot
  • Season with whatever you want (rosemary, salt, thyme, oregano, anything)
  • Fill pot with enough water to cover the chicken
  • Bring to a boil on the stove
  • Once boiling, turn to a simmer for 2 minutes
  • Remove from heat and cover for 30 minutes (add 5 minutes for bone-in chicken)
Holy crap it was good!!! It came out so juicy, and perfectly cooked. I used it for an imitation Waldorf salad (green apples, chicken, dried cranberries and yogurt). I didn't love the salad as much as I love the chicken breast, but this is definitely going to be my new method for cooking chicken when I want to use it in salads/wraps or anything.