Saturday, January 14, 2012

Poule au Pot - Boiled Chicken

The other day my son and I were looking trough Tastespotting and he saw some boiled chicken and asked if I had ever had it.  I told him yes but it has been years since I have made it.  He then asked if I would make it and I thought this meal was a great idea.  I had forgotten how easy this is to make and how yummy it is.  Thank you  DS for the suggestion!

~ Boiled Chicken ~
1 Whole Chicken
1 Onion cut into quarters through the root with skin removed
a bunch of peeled, whole carrots
a few potatoes.  I cut them into quarters because they were kind of big.
2 large bay leaves
a tablespoon of peppercorns
salt and/or soup seasoning with salt
cold water

Wash the chicken and season with salt and pepper.  Add chicken to a large pot along with all the other ingredients and cover all with cold water.   Place on stove over low medium heat and cook for about an hour or until chicken is 170 degrees.  while the chicken is cooking skim off any or the foam that floats to the top of the water.  Once chicken is cooked remove it from the pot leaving the potatoes and carrots in the pot because they most likely will not be done yet.  Turn the heat up to medium high and cook the potatoes and carrots until they are tender, about 10 minutes.  While the potatoes and carrots are cooking remove the skin from the chicken and get it ready to serve.

I love meals that only require dumping everything in a pot and letting it simmer for a while so you can go do other things like study.

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