Poached chicken breasts are succulent and tender, making them a great alternative to store-bought rotisserie chicken, which can sometimes be dry and high in sodium. Use poached chicken in your favorite soup recipes, in salads, burritos, or as a salad filling.
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- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound)
- 1 1/2 to 2 cups chicken broth (fat-free and low-sodium, or water)
- 2 teaspoons dried mixed herbs
- 1 bay leaf
Gather the ingredients.
Bring to a boil, then quickly reduce heat to low so that the water is barely at a simmer.
Partly cover and gently simmer for 10 minutes.
Turn off the heat completely, and allow the chicken to remain in hot water for 15 to 20 minutes.
Slice or shred chicken.
Serve and enjoy!
- When placing the chicken into the pot to boil, the chicken should fit snugly in a single layer.