Boiled Chicken

Boiled Chicken

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    1 h 30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 40 m
Recipe by  George

“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.”

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  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 salt to the pot, which this recipe doesn't do. The amount is up to you (start with 2 teaspoons if you're not sure). You can remove the chicken from the pot as soon as it's done, if you prefer, rather than waiting for it to be "falling off the bone." The white meat will be done before the dark meat. If you leave the spine in the pot after removing the other parts and let it stew for a while, then strain the solids out with a sieve, you have some nice chicken broth to use for soups. Let it cool, and remove the fat that rises to the top.



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.

Christy Marie

Christy Marie

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 chunks. Someone else had posted that it is then easier to pull out of the broth when you're done. Unbelievable flavor for both the broth and chicken. And in the crock pot it is absolutely effortless!! Thanks for the great recipe!!

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 186 cal
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs
  • 4.5 g
  • 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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