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How to Boil Chicken

Learn how to boil chicken and have tender and flavorful meat for casseroles and more. You will save time and money with these tips.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to Boil Chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 181kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime


  • 2-3 lbs Chicken Breasts approximately 3-4 chicken breasts
  • 4 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper


  • Place the chicken in a large stock pot. Season with the salt and pepper.
  • Pour the chicken broth over the top. Add more water until chicken is completely covered in the stock pot.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil over medium high heat.
  • Once the mixture is boiling, reduce the heat to low and cover.
  • Cook until the chicken is cooked through (chicken will be completely white when cooked) and reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. This generally take approximately 20-30 minutes depending on the size and quantity of the chicken breasts that you are cooking.
  • Remove chicken, shred and enjoy!


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 1136mg | Potassium: 687mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg