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Old 08-17-2010, 09:47 PM   #1
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Poaching chicken

Why does something so simple become so complicated. LOL

I guess the confusion comes from some people say leave it on the heat - some people say bring it to a light boil and take it off the heat.

Some people say once you take it off the heat - keep it in the pan with cover on for 15 minutes, some people say 30 minutes.

How do you guys poach your chicken? and I'm talking 1-2 boneless chicken breasts (not a WHOLE chicken).

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Old 08-17-2010, 11:49 PM   #2
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10 -12 minutes at low simmer-- check the internal temp if unsure. look up jaques pepin's chicken tonnato ,it probably has a video ' that's about the only recipe that I poach chicken. Hold on, you poach chicken for chicken pot pie as well except that you already browned it off first( I use chicken thighs for that )
the Tonnato is outstanding for lunch- I just checked - just google Jacques Pepin Chicken Tonnato and it comes up right away on kqed ,his series Fast Food my Way with a video as well--Listen to the Master
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Old 08-18-2010, 06:26 AM   #3
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10 -12 minutes at low simmer-- check the internal temp if unsure.
I also do it this way.
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:35 AM   #4
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Seems a lot of people take it off the hit put cover on and leave it for 20min to 30 minutes or so. Instead of leaving it on the hit and simmering.
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:30 AM   #5
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How do you guys poach your chicken?
With stealth and cunning, at night!

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Old 08-18-2010, 09:50 AM   #6
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Hmmm. Interesting thread. I've never poached a chicken. Never felt the need.
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Thanks!! You just made a diabetic pee her pants laughing!! Would that be POL?
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