Poached Chicken with a Bonus

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    450 g

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Nick Malgieri's Bread

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2012

  • About

Poaching chicken for chicken or other salads keeps it moist and flavourful. I always use bone-in chicken thighs for this, but of course you may use an equivalent amount of bone-in breasts. The yield in usable meat will be greater with breasts, but the tradeoff is that the bonus broth will be much less flavourful.


  • 1.1 kg bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1 large or 2 small carrots, rinsed and peeled
  • 2</


  1. Put the chicken in a large pot and add the vegetables and herbs. Pour in the water and give it a good stir, then stir in the salt. Place over a high heat until the liquid approaches the boil, then reduce the heat to delay the boiling for a few minutes while you use a slotted spoon or ladle to skim the foam that accumulates on the surface.
  2. Keeping the heat at me