I learned this tip from my mom while I was in Texas visiting my family.
Perfectly Poached Chicken and Chicken Broth
Normally when I poached chicken, I would put the chicken into a pot of water on the stove, turn it on and let it boil until the chicken was cooked. It made the chicken dry and slimy with white foam on the top of the water.
These are the tips I learned:
Put your water on the stove without the chicken and let it come to a full rolling boil then turn the unit to low.
Add the defrosted chicken to the water and cover. Set your timer for 10 minutes and let it sit.
You will get perfectly cooked chicken with a clear broth water and slime free chicken.
As a money saving tip, make your own chicken broth for cooking with since buying it can be expensive. Use a whole chicken (I get mine from Costco) and follow the same steps for poaching the chicken. I use about 4 quarts of water, celery ribs with the leaves on, carrots, parsley and onions. I also add some whole peppercorns and a dash of salt. After you cook the chicken remove the meat and veggies and you will have a beautiful yummy chicken broth. You can put the broth in containers, ice trays, ziplock bags or if you want put them in plastic cups measuring them out in 1/2 to 1 cup each, freeze and then put them in bags and label accordingly.