Basic Boiled Chicken

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By Robert Carrier

Published 1965

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  • 1 boiling chicken
  • ½ lemon
  • butter
  • salted water or stock


Rub cleaned and trussed boiling chicken with cut side of ½ lemon and wrap it in a piece of well-buttered waxed paper to keep it a good colour. Put the chicken in boiling salted water, or better yet, a little light stock, with 1 Spanish onion stuck with cloves, and carrots, celery and bay leaf; allow it to simmer slowly until tender. Unless cooked slowly, the flesh will become hard and tasteless