Boiled chicken

Boiled chicken


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About this recipe: A recipe for boiled chicken; boiled chicken is called for in many other recipes, and is a wonderful basic recipe to have for many uses.


Serves: 8 

  • 1 (1.3kg) whole chicken
  • 1 large onion, halved - unpeeled
  • 3 carrots, cut into chunks - unpeeled
  • 2 sticks celery, cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon whole peppercorns
  • water to cover

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

  1. Place chicken in a large pot with onion, carrots, celery and peppercorns; add water to cover. Cover pot and bring to the boil; reduce heat to a gentle boil and cook for about 90 minutes, or until chicken meat is falling off of the bone. Remove chicken, let cool and shred or chop the meat.

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This was amazing!! Really easy to make and the chicken was so tender. I'm making it again tonight - 25 Apr 2016

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