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Boiled chicken: how to prepare it and how to serve it

boiled chicken

Boiled chicken is a recipe to prepare and serve in many different ways. Here are all the steps to prepare it without problems!

Boiled chicken is a dish that you can prepare specifically or it may happen that you prepare the classic chicken broth and don't really know how to serve the meat obtained. Below we will reveal both the secrets to preparing it and some accompanying sauces to prepare in just a few minutes to enrich the meat and make it even tastier. Are you ready to dive into the kitchen and get to work?

boiled chicken
boiled chicken

How to make boiled chicken: cooking time and steps

  1. First, divide the thighs from the thighs, clean the celery, carrot and onion and cut them into chunks.
  2. Place the herbs in a large pot, fill with water then add the chicken pieces and a pinch of coarse salt.
  3. Place on the heat and wait for the water to boil.
  4. At this point , lower the heat and continue cooking for about 30 minutes , or until.
  5. Once cooked, separate the broth from the meat, eliminating the vegetables.


We recommend storing the meat in the fridge for a maximum of 2 days , in a special container with a lid. Same thing with the broth.

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Sauces to accompany boiled meat

You can use chicken broth to prepare a good dish of soup or for a risotto. Meat, on the other hand, can be served in many different ways with accompanying sauces. Let's see our favorite recipes!

Sauce with cooked vegetables

Vegetable sauce for crostini
Vegetable sauce on croutons

Ingredients to prepare it:

  • carrot
  • celery
  • onion

To make this vegetable sauce , place the celery, carrot and onion that you cooked together with the meat in the blender jug ​​or in a food processor. Add a spoonful of water or broth and one of olive oil. Blend everything until you obtain a smooth cream.

An advice? It's also excellent on croutons !

Green sauce

Green sauce
Green sauce

To make it, you need:

  • 150 g of parsley
  • 3 anchovy fillets
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 80 g of breadcrumbs
  • 160 g of olive oil
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 50 ml of white vinegar
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • pepper as needed

Boil the eggs for 8-9 minutes from the moment the water reaches the boil. After this time, immediately pass them under cold running water, peel them and separate the yolks from the whites. Mash the egg yolks in a small bowl and set aside. Soak the bread in the vinegar for 10 minutes and in the meantime chop the garlic and parsley. Desalt the capers then chop them together with the anchovies.

Blend all the ingredients with the oil and your green sauce is ready!

Red sauce

Criolla sauce
Red sauce

For a perfect tomato sauce , get:

  • 500 g of ripe tomatoes
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onion
  • a few basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1/2 stick of celery
  • 1 pinch of sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups of vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • pepper as needed
  • chili pepper to taste

Wash the tomatoes then use the tip of a knife to make an incision in the peel. Blanch the tomatoes in boiling water for a minute then drain them. Peel the tomatoes, being careful not to burn yourself, then cut the pulp into cubes. Now peel the garlic, clean the celery, carrot and onion. Chop everything finely and put in a pan with the oil. Fry on high heat, adding the chilli pepper.

As soon as the vegetables become golden brown, remove the chilli pepper and add the tomato puree, sugar and vinegar. Cook over low heat for 40 minutes then puree everything with a food mill or immersion blender. Season with basil, salt and pepper and let cool.

Other ideas for using boiled chicken

We decided to use the thighs and thighs and eat them as a second course, accompanied by various sauces. However, you can also prepare boiled chicken breast: with chicken breast you can make many (lighter) recipes, just cut it into slices to have a very light cut to pair with the salad, or shred the meat and enrich it with ingredients of your choice . The chicken salad is in fact made with boiled chicken, mayonnaise and other ingredients of your choice (try adding a diced green apple and a few walnuts, you'll go crazy for it).

Why don't you try the chicken salad too?

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