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Boiling Chicken

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Are you looking for a delicious and healthy chicken recipe that’s perfect for both you and your furry friend? Look no further! Our easy boiled chicken fillet is not only tender and juicy but also simple to make with just a few ingredients.

This method is ideal for busy weeknights or a quick lunch, making it a go-to recipe for any occasion.

Completed chicken fillet sandwich on Italian bread.

Last week, I decided to try boiling chicken for lunch, and I was a bit nervous since I usually bake or grill. To my surprise, the chicken turned out incredibly tender and juicy.

Paired with Brioche Rolls and fresh veggies, it made for a simple yet delicious dinner that required minimal effort—a perfect way to end the day. Let’s get started while I teach you how to make boiled chicken breasts for yourself or your pets!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts approx 1 inch thick
  • Salt and pepper
  • Poultry seasoning

How to Boil Chicken Breasts

Boiling the Chicken Breasts

  1. Prepare the Broth: In a large pot, bring 4 cups of chicken broth and 1 cup of water to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook the Chicken: Once the liquid is boiling, turn off the heat. Carefully add the 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts to the pot. Cover the pot and let it stand for 15-20 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked and no longer pink in the center. This gentle boiling method ensures the chicken remains soft and tender.
  3. Season the Chicken for Sandwiches (not Dogs): Use tongs to remove the cooked chicken breasts from the broth. If using breasts for other recipes, like sandwiches, season them with salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning. If the chicken breasts are too large, you can slice them horizontally to fit your bread better.
Boiled chicken fillets in a pot.

Boiled chicken can be used for chicken salad, dips that include chicken, shredded chicken tacos, chicken wraps, or chicken soup.

Cooking for Your Dog

This boiled chicken recipe is also perfect for your canine friends. Boiled chicken is a safe and nutritious option for dogs.

  • Just be sure to skip the seasoning when preparing their portion.
Boiled chicken for dogs.

Assembling A Fillet Sandwich

While I should not have to say this, I am going to. Chicken sandwiches with condiments, seasoning, and bread are only human-friendly. Please do not feed this to your furry friend.

  • Sandwich bread (Sliced Italian Bread or Brioche Roll)
  • Garlic aioli or mayonnaise
  • Romaine lettuce leaves
  • Sliced tomatoes
  1. Prepare the Bread: Choose your favorite sandwich bread. I like to use Sliced Italian Bread for a classic touch or Brioche Rolls for a richer flavor.
  2. Add the Spread: Spread a generous layer of garlic aioli or mayonnaise on one slice of bread.
  3. Layer the Veggies: Place a romaine lettuce leaf and a slice of tomato on the bread.
  4. Add the Chicken: Place the seasoned chicken fillet on top of the veggies.
  5. Complete the Sandwich: Top with another slice of bread and serve immediately.
Chicken fillet sandwich with lettuce and tomato on Italian bread.

Utilizing Leftover Broth

You can use the leftover broth in other recipes like soups or stews, adding a rich, flavorful base. However, if you don’t have a use for it, it’s fine to discard it.

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How to Boil Chicken For Dogs and Their Humans


Cook Time 30 minutes
Learn how to make a delicious and easy chicken fillet sandwich with boiled chicken breasts. Perfect for both humans and dogs!

Ingredients
 

  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Humans Only

  • Salt and pepper
  • Poultry seasoning
  • Sandwich bread Sliced Italian Bread or Brioche Roll
  • Garlic aioli or mayonnaise
  • Romaine lettuce leaves
  • Sliced tomatoes

Instructions

Boiling Chicken Breasts for Dogs

  • In a large pot, bring 4 cups of chicken broth and 1 cup of water to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Once the liquid is boiling, turn off the heat. Carefully add the 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts to the pot. Cover the pot and let it stand for 15-20 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked and no longer pink in the center. This gentle boiling method ensures the chicken remains soft and tender.

Altering Boiled Chicken For Humans

  • Season the Chicken: Remove the cooked chicken breasts from the broth with tongs. Season them with salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning. If the chicken breasts are too large, you can slice them to fit your bread better.

Assembling a Boiled Chicken Fillet Sandwich

  • Choose your favorite sandwich bread. I like to use Sliced Italian Bread for a classic touch or Brioche Rolls for a richer flavor.
  • Spread a generous layer of garlic aioli or mayonnaise on one slice of bread.
  • Place a romaine lettuce leaf and a slice of tomato on the bread.
  • Place the seasoned chicken fillet on top of the veggies.
  • Top with another slice of bread and serve immediately.

Notes

The boiling time for chicken breasts can vary depending on their thickness. On average, chicken breasts that are about 1 inch thick will take around 15-20 minutes to cook when boiled. Thicker chicken breasts may require more time, approximately 20-25 minutes, to ensure they are fully cooked and reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
To ensure your chicken breasts are cooked through, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. If the breasts are particularly thick or large, you may need to adjust the boiling time accordingly.

Nutrition

Serving: 1chicken fillet | Calories: 165kcal

Nutritional Disclaimer: The nutritional data provided here is auto-calculated and intended for your convenience only. As it’s generated via automation, its accuracy may be compromised. For precise nutritional insight, please compute the values utilizing the actual ingredients in your recipe through your chosen nutrition calculator or application.

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