Boiled Chicken

Boiled Chicken


"A recipe for boiled chicken; boiled chicken meat is called for in many other recipes, and is a wonderful basic recipe to have for many uses."


1 h 40 m servings 186 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 186 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.5g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 16.3 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 64 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place chicken in a large pot with onion, carrots, celery and peppercorns; add water to cover. Cover pot and bring to a boil; reduce heat to a gentle boil and cook for about 90 minutes, or until chicken meat is falling off of the bone. Remove chicken, let cool and shred or chop the meat.
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I make a lot of boiled chicken, and I would like to add some advice. Be sure to cut the chicken into parts, remove any giblets, and rinse the chicken before boiling it. I prefer to add some sa...

Here is a hint to ensure that your chicken is always juicy, never dry - cool it completely in the broth before shredding or cubing! Works like a charm.

This is SO easy and tastes SO good! I put my chicken (usually boneless breasts) in the crock pot, cover it with water and add the salt, pepper, onions, carrots, celery (and garlic too) in chunk...

This is the way my mom made it too... I add garlic and seasoned salt, and remove the skin off before simmering to reduce fat. Less to skim off after. I'll buy one of those 10 lb bags of legs n...

When the chicken is done, take the meat off the bones and continue simmering the bones and veggies for a couple more hours to make a rich, flavorful broth. Season to taste with salt. Strain an...

I make this at least every couple of weeks. I freeze small portions in ziploc baggies & then use in my dogs' dinner (my vet advocates boiled chicken for my dogs)or in many other recipes calling ...

This recipe is great! I didn't have celery on hand so I threw in a couple garlic cloves and some seasoning salt and simmered it until the meat was falling off the bones. I did what one reviewe...

I didn't actually make this recipe but I boil chicken to debone it constantly. I am responding because of the number of people who stated they are using boneless,skinless chicken breasts for th...

Best recipe for boiled chicken I have ever used - and the broth is great for making soups, too!