Boiled chicken: the recipe for the light and delicate main course

ingredients
  • Chicken drumsticks
    400 grams

  • Onion
    1/2
    • 29 kcal

  • Carrot


    1
    • 79 kcal
  • Celery
    1
    • 21 kcal

  • Extra virgin olive oil
    to taste
    • 0 kcal

  • salt


    to taste
    • 21 kcal

Calories refer to 100 grams of product

the boiled chicken it’s a second course tasty and light at the same time, perfect for those who want a nutritious and healthy meal. You just need to serve it with a seasonal salad or the vegetables used to flavor it during cooking and dinner is ready. the broth obtained can be used for other preparations or can be tasted hot on a cold winter evening. It’s also ideal if you need something invigorating and rejuvenating, perhaps after a flu.

Quick and easy, it can also be done by those new to cooking. You can use the chicken cut that you prefer: spindles, thighs or thighs (we advise you to buy it in all cases organic and raised on the ground). Once you have selected the cut, cook it in a large saucepan with a coarse chopped odors – onion, carrot and celery – which will give the body broth a rich flavor and an enveloping aroma. Once the cooking is done you will get one very tender meat and juicy.

The broth, just as tasty, is suitable for making classic tortellini in broth, a creamy risotto, a soup or for mixing roast meat. Always remember to put the chicken directly in cold water, so that it slowly releases all of its juice. As an alternative to selected vegetables, you can use leeks, shallots, zucchini and cherry tomatoes, or flavor it all with sage, bay leaf, rosemary or chives. Find out how to make it by following our recipe step by step.

How to make boiled chicken

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Cut the onion into large pieces (1).

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Do the same with the celery (2).

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Peel the carrot and cut it roughly (3).

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Transfer the vegetables to a saucepan and add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil (4).

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Cover with cold water (5).

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Add the chicken (6).

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Season with salt (7).

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Cook the chicken for about 60 minutes (8).

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Drain the broth in a bowl (9).

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Transfer the chicken to a serving platter and serve with the vegetables (10).

storage

Boiled chicken can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days at most. Chicken broth can be frozen or reused for other recipes.

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