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Old 02-26-2006, 01:21 PM   #1
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Boiling Chicken

Hello! I'm new here and always looking for a new recipe!

I have a great chicken dish that I want to cook today. I will be using boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

The instructions say to "boil chicken until done". I have never boiled chicken before and have no idea how long to boil it. Of course, I will be testing it with a thermometer but I'd like to plan a time frame for when we can expect to eat this wonderful dish.

Thank you in advance for any input!

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Old 02-26-2006, 01:23 PM   #2
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It doesn't take long at all to boil. I boil the pieces for about 20-30 minutes and the whole breast about 45 minutes. Just check it and make sure the middle doesn't have any pink in it. I have several recipes with boiled chicken.

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Old 02-26-2006, 01:24 PM   #3
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Thank you for such a quick response.

I guess I should have mentioned the chicken is currently frozen. Maybe add 20 minutes extra?

Thanks again!
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Old 02-26-2006, 01:27 PM   #4
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Boiling meat makes it tough and rubbery.

Start a pan of water boiling and add salt. Drop the chicken breasts into the boiling water. Bring it back to a boil and then reduce the heat so it's barely simmering. It should cook in a half hour or less.

Check the internal temperature and take it out of the water as soon as it passes 160F. It will continue to cook for several minutes after.

What's the recipe you're making?
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Old 02-26-2006, 01:28 PM   #5
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You can run it under cold water to help it thaw and then cook it. I don't know that it will hurt being frozen though. Someone else will probably give you a better suggestion. That's just what I do if it's still frozen when I'm ready to cook it.
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Old 02-26-2006, 01:32 PM   #6
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Thanks!

It's called Golden Chicken and was served at our wedding 7 yrs ago. Here's the recipe the caterer gave us. This was a HUGE hit at our reception and I've been dying to make it for years!

6 lg chicken breasts
Onion, chopped
Celery, chopped
Chicken bouillon
salt and pepper
1 C. celery, chopped
1 C. American cheese
2 cans cream of chicken soup

Cook in water; chicken breasts, bouillon, celery, onion, salt and pepper. Drain, debone and cube chicken. Saute 1 C. celery in water until clear. Add to chicken. Add cheese and soup. Heat and serve on buns.

Enjoy!
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i WOUOLDN'T COOK IT FROZEN, YOU NEED TO DEFROST FIRST. (oops,
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Old 02-26-2006, 01:34 PM   #8
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Thanks for the suggestion. I'll get them out and defrosting right now!
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Old 03-07-2006, 08:44 AM   #9
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The only time I boil chicken, is when making chicken noodle soup. So there's a thought, whip up some soup =]
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Lately I've been cooking chicken in the crock pot when I need it cooked for another recipe. Put it in there in the morning - it's ready to be picked, chopped or shredded when I get home from work.

I've put a whole chicken in there - with no liquid - I end up with a nice strong broth when it's done cooking. If I am doing boneless, skinless breasts, I add water, salt & pepper because they're so dry to begin with.
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