Poached Chicken

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 06, 2023
You can't beat poaching for chicken that is moist and tender. Once it's cooled, store extra in the freezer for quick meals. —James Schend, Dairy Freed
Poached Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • Aromatic ingredients: 6 whole peppercorns, 3 thyme sprigs, 1 rosemary sprig, 1 smashed garlic clove and 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. In a skillet or saucepan just large enough to hold chicken in 1 layer, combine chicken, wine, aromatics and salt; add cold water to cover by 1 in. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer, covered, until a thermometer reads 170°, 15-20 minutes. Serve warm, or cool completely before refrigerating.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast half : 192 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 141mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat.

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