Boiled Chicken


This boiled chicken recipe is a wonderful basic recipe for many uses. Boiled chicken meat is called for in many other recipes.

close up on a plate of boiled chicken, sliced and shredded, with carrots and lettuce
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins


  • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken

  • 1 large onion, halved - unpeeled

  • 3 carrots, cut into chunks - unpeeled

  • 2 stalks celery, cut into chunks

  • 1 tablespoon whole peppercorns


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    All ingredients gathered to make boiled chicken.

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  2. Place chicken in a large pot with onion, carrots, celery, and peppercorns; add water to cover by 1 inch.

    All ingredients placed inside large pot.

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  3. Cover the pot and bring to a boil; reduce heat to a gentle boil and cook until meat falls off the bone, about 90 minutes.

    Once brought to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook until meat falls off the bone.

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  4. Remove chicken from the pot and let sit until cool enough to handle. Shred or chop meat.

    Chicken removed from pot and resting until cooled.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

186 Calories
11g Fat
5g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 186
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 64mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 222mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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