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How to Boil Chicken Breasts


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!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Boiled
  • Cuisine: American