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How long do I boil boneless chicken breasts? I know it depends on size but just looking for general rule of thumb. Thanks

asked by hutch about 4 years ago
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added about 4 years ago

About 1/2 hour

added about 4 years ago

Nutcakes is right on. You don't want to boil chicken breast, it will be too tough. Poaching is the answer.

added about 4 years ago

Put the breast in cold water, bring to a boil, take of the heat and cover for 15 minutes. They don't need longer than this if they're boneless. Cut into one if you're nervous.

added about 4 years ago

I've done by simmering in low sodium chicken stock. If you pierce the chicken with a fork the stock will soak in and keep the beasts moist and tasty.