Boiled Chicken?

  • Hi Everyone. I usually make my boneless, skinless chicken breast on my George Foreman Grill. For salads, I find the chicken a little crunchy and was thinking boiling the chicken would be better for salads. Now that Summer is almost here, I'm eating cold chicken strips on different kinds of salads.

    I was wondering how long one would boil the chicken, so it's cooked but not overcooked. I usually buy boneless, skinless chicken breasts weighing about 4 to 6oz each. On the George Foreman Grill, they are usually done lickety split, but I assume that boiling might take longer.

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  • got this from some book i was reading.  and honestly, you are probably going to chop or shred it, so just cut into the thckest one at the thickest spot and make sure it's cooked thru and no raw spots in it..

    bring a pot 2/3 full of water to a boil. add raw boneless chicken breast and boil until cooked, about 10 minutes. drain and transfer to a bowl.  once cool enough to handle, shred using 2 forks..

     

    edit: and IMO you are boiling it, will be hard to overcook or dry it out if you are even reasonably keeping an eye on it :).. If I can do it and no screw it up.. I'm sure you can do it :).. To be honest though I think it took a bit more then 10 minutes to do the one I was doing.

  • Thanks, D Burg. I'm going to try boiling some chicken Wednesday. After I finish the meat that's in the fridge now.

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  • I was raised on it, not sure why my mom cooked it like that other than it was easy.   You can over cook it and when you do its like eating rubber bands!  

    I cook chicken breast in a crock pot.  I put 6 breasts in with 1/4-1/2 cup of water and a little seasoning and cook it on low for 3-4 hours.  It works in salads, on salads, and with casseroles dishes.  I also take a couple out about an hour early from time to time so I have pre-cooked breast for for easy quick grilling on busy week nights.  It freezes great too!

    Good luck!

  • Thanks Claudette, I'll probably try the slow cooker on the weekends and freeze some of the chicken. I get home late sometimes and the last thing I want to do on a weeknight is cook. I don't want my busy schedule to be an excuse for poor eating habits, so I'm cooking larger quantities on weekends and freezing it. Of course that means eating one type of meat over the course of a few days, but it helps when I do different things with the meat, like putting it in a salad one night, cooking it with veggies another night, etc...

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