There are few main courses as simple as Poached Chicken. Just think, by simmering chicken, you guarantee that the meat is extra tender and moist. Plus, when you poach the chicken with some amazing aromatics like garlic, rosemary, and thyme, you’ll get poultry infused with some captivating tastes! Poached Chicken can be served atop salad or in a sandwich or just made ahead of time for a simple but filling lunch! Let this easy dish ease you into a great day!

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  • 4 (6-ounce) chicken breast halves, boneless and skinless
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 6 whole peppercorns
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt


Step 1 –In a skillet or saucepan that’s just large enough to hold the chicken in 1 layer, combine the chicken, the wine, the peppercorns, the thyme, the rosemary, the garlic, the bay leaf, and the salt.

Step 2 –Add enough cold water to cover the mixture by 1-inch and bring it to a boil.

Step 3 –Reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 170 degrees F, about 15-20 minutes.

Step 4 –Serve warm.