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poaching recipe, chicken poaching, how to poach a chicken

Poached Chicken Breast


  • 45 chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp. coarse salt
  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 23 bay leaves
  • 2 ribs of celery
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium onion, quartered


  1. Add chicken breasts to quart pan.
  2. Cover with celery, carrots, and onion.
  3. Add enough water to cover chicken completely.
  4. Bring to boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes or until chicken cooks through.


  • Spices can be adjusted to fit your personal taste as well as the recipe you’re using them in.