Poached Chicken

Use moist, tender poached chicken in any recipe that calls for cooked chicken. It is especially good in salads and sandwiches. Save the poaching liquid and use in any recipe that calls for chicken broth.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 8 hours 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 5 lbs. whole chicken or chicken parts
  • 1 large carrot, peeled
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 cup water


  • Place the chicken into an oval 6-quart slow cooker. Arrange the vegetables around the chicken. Add the water. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Remove the skin and slice, chop, or shred as needed.