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How to Boil Chicken Breasts

  • Author: Whitney Carlson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


Use this guide on How to Boil Chicken to get tender, juicy chicken that can be eaten in many different ways and used in delicious recipes!


  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Organic Chicken Broth
  • Spices, your choice (We use sea salt, black pepper, and minced garlic)
  • Vegetables, your choice (You can omit the vegetables -¬†they are just for extra flavor)


  1. Place chicken in a large pot and cover with chicken broth and water (I usually do a mixture of both). Be sure to cover all chicken. Add your desired spices (I usually add 2 Tbsp minced garlic for 6 chicken breasts and just sprinkle sea salt and pepper) and vegetables (I've used carrots, celery, onions, etc...clean out your fridge!).
  2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and cover.
  4. Allow chicken to cook until heated through (this usually takes 25-30 minutes for 6 chicken breasts and 8-15 minutes for 3 breasts, depending on the size). Always check the temperature with a meat thermometer.
  5. Shred chicken and enjoy!
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Boiled
  • Cuisine: American