Boiled Chicken is a perfectly healthy meal that is tender, flavorful and full of proteins. Use this easy recipe for sandwiches, tacos, or soups. No matter how you utilize the chicken, it is guaranteed to be super juicy and flavorful!
1whole chickenabout 3-4 lbs
2large carrotscut into large chunks
1/2lemonfor stuffing the chicken
2celery stalkscut into large chunks
4sprigs fresh thyme
5sprigs fresh rosemary
4sprigs fresh oregano
6sprigs fresh parsley
1bunch parsley with root on
Enough water to cover the chicken
Cut the onions into quarters, the carrots, and the celery into large chunks.
Place one of the onions, 2 cloves garlic, and half a lemon into the cavity of the chicken.
Place chicken into a large pot or dutch oven and add the rest of vegetables, fresh herbs, bay leaves, peppercorns, and salt. Add enough water to cover the chicken.
Cover pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat down to low-medium and simmer partially covered for 1 1/2 – 2 hours.
Remove chicken and allow to cool before removing the meat from the bones.
Strain and reserve the broth for later use.
Use chicken meat in sandwiches, salads, wraps or serve as is with a healthy side dish.
How to Boil Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Vitamin A 2730IU55%
Vitamin C 51.7mg63%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.