Learn How to Easily Boil Chicken Breasts
Boiled chicken breasts is a great method for any new cook to learn how to cook chicken to use in many recipes. It saves you time and money and gives you fresh and healthy chicken without a lot of fat or calories or sodium.
How to Boil Chicken –
– Boil 1 lb. of boneless chicken breasts for about 8-12 minutes. Double that for 2 lbs. of chicken breast – 16 to 22 minutes. Always check the thickest part of the breast to see if see if it’s cooked through.
Boiling Chicken Breasts Gives You Endless Ways to Use Healthy Chicken in Recipes Very Quickly.
A great way to get a healthy and nutritious dinner (or lunch) on the table quickly is to lightly boil chicken breasts in broth. This makes tender and juicy shredded chicken to use in your recipes, top your salad, make a delicious chicken salad, stuff in a burrito… the choices are endless.
And it’s quick!
Every newbie cook needs to learn the different ways to cook chicken breasts, as this opens up the door to cooking new and healthy recipes.
We love this quick method of lightly boiling the chicken breasts in broth and fresh herbs. Add a little minced garlic and the pot smells divine!
Where to Start Boiling Chicken?
Fist you want to start off with the healthiest chicken breasts you can buy. By starting off with quality chicken breasts, you are assured you are only putting healthy ingredients in your body.
We use both fresh herbs and dried, depending on what’s available. Use about 1 teaspoon if you are using dried.
Salt – add a little salt & pepper to the broth – but not a lot. You can always add more if necessary but you can’t remove what you already have in the pot.
Add everything to a medium pot and bring to a light boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for about 10-15 minutes for 1 lb. or 25 minutes for 2 lbs. Make sure chicken is cooked through.
Learn how to quickly boil chicken breasts for a healthy lunch or dinner
- 1 lb. Organic chicken breasts
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 3 cups water
- 2-3 carrots peeled and cut into pieces Depends on the size
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 small onion, cut in half
- 1 or 2 teaspoons organic soup base
- few sprigs rosemary and thyme
Just toss everything in a medium-sized pot and bring to a light boil.
Cover; reduce heat and simmer gently.
A few sprigs of fresh rosemary and thyme. A sprig is just a small piece of the stem from the plant. Always keep in mind, these fresh herbs are very easy to grow in your small garden or right in your kitchen.
Lay the cooked chicken on a cutting board and shred or cut into pieces.
What Should I do with The Broth left in the Pan?
Never Throw out the Chicken Broth Left in the Pan! There are many ways to use fresh chicken broth in your recipes. Homemade chicken broth also contains many vitamins and nutrients.
Make Fresh Homemade Delicious Chicken Noodle Soup!
Never toss the broth that is cooked with the chicken. This broth is so super-delicious and nutritious that it begs to be made into a quick chicken noodle soup.
How to Make a Quick Chicken Soup –
Scoop out the onion pieces and as much of celery as you desire. Also take out the pieces of rosemary and thyme. Toss in about 1/2 cup of Fideo noodles, about 2 teaspoons dried parsley and bring to a light simmer. (Fideo noodles are simple cut spaghetti that has been cut into smaller pieces.) We LOVE Fideo Pasta Noodles!
Add additional broth or water if necessary if the soup becomes too thick.
What Else Can I make With Shredded Chicken?
You can use Chicken on Salads
Mix with BBQ Sauce to make Pulled Chicken
Make delicious Chicken Salad with celery and mayonnaise
Chicken is always safe to eat when it has been cooked to 165 degrees.