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Close up of a plate of juicy poached chicken

Perfectly Poached Chicken

Serves 2

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American


  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 lemon sliced
  • Lemongrass
  • 2 large large chicken breasts


  • Fill a deep pot or frypan with water and bring to a boil. Add the bay leaves, lemon slices, lemongrass and chicken. Make sure the chicken is submerged in the water. Turn the heat off. Cover with a lid and allow to sit for 20 minutes. Use tongs to take the chicken out. Slice and serve whichever way you like.


Chicken can be stored in an airtight container, in the fridge for up to three days.
Chicken temperature
Cooked chicken must reach an internal temperature of 75C / 165F.
How to Freeze
Store in an airtight container and freeze for up to three months. Simply thaw in the fridge for a day and serve.
Ways to serve your poached chicken
There are loads of ways to serve your chicken!
  • Sandwiches
  • Salads
  • Wraps
  • With rice
  • Soups
  • Laksa
  • Sushi
Other aromatics
In this recipe I use bay leaves, lemongrass and lemon. But you can also add:
  • Garlic
  • Fresh herbs
  • Ginger
  • Onion


Calories : 1kcal
Carbonhydrates: 1g
Protein: 1g
Fat: 1g
Sodium: 1mg
Potassium : 1mg
Fiber: 1g
Vitamin A: 6IU
Vitamin C: 1mg
Calcium: 1mg
Iron: 1mg
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