Poached Chicken

Yield: 3 pounds meat, plus 2 to 3 quarts stock
Poached Chicken
Poached Chicken

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • One

    4-to 5-pound chicken

  • 2

    ribs celery, coarsely chopped

  • 1

    carrot, peeled and coarsely chopped

  • 1

    onion, peeled and quartered

  • 2

    cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1

    lemon, sliced

  • 1

    large fresh bay leaf

  • 1

    teaspoon whole black peppercorns

  • Herb bundle of parsley, rosemary and thyme tied with a string

  • Salt

Directions

Place the chicken in a large stockpot. Add the celery, carrot, onion, garlic, lemon, bay leaf, peppercorns and the herb bundle; season with salt. Cover the chicken with water and bring to a boil; reduce the heat to a low, rolling simmer. Simmer 60 to 75 minutes, then cool the chicken in its stock. Strain the stock. Remove the chicken in large pieces from the skin and bones.

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