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Poached Chickens

Poached Chickens
PREP TIME
15 min
COOK TIME
1h 30 min
YIELDS
8 servings

Simple no-fuss recipe for poached chickens. 

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Ingredients

2 4
lb whole chickens
1
tsp whole black peppercorns
4
cloves garlic, crushed
2
fresh bay leaves
2
carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped
2
carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped
2
ribs celery, coarsely chopped
2
onions, peeled and quartered
1
lemon, sliced
1
bundle parsley, rosemary and thyme
Herb bundle of fresh parsley, rosemary and thyme
Salt
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Directions

Step 1

Place the chicken in a very large stockpot or divide by poaching the chickens in 2 pots. Add the peppercorns, garlic, bay leaves, carrots, celery, onions, lemon slices and herb bundle tied with string. Sprinkle with salt. Cover the chickens with water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, a rolling simmer. Simmer 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes, then cool the chickens in their stock. Strain the stock. Remove the skin and bones from the chickens and pull the meat into bite-size pieces.

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