How to Boil Chicken Breasts
– 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!
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.
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.
Don’t Throw out the Chicken Broth Left in the Pan!
Make Chicken Noodle Soup –
Never toss the broth. This broth is so super-delicious and nutritious that it begs to be made into a quick chicken noodle 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 cut spaghetti noo
Add additional broth or water if necessary.