Poached Chicken

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 5:00 PM, August 27, 2007

Aired August 27, 2007

Serves Serves 6-8
4 large whole chicken breasts (about 3 pounds each)
2 carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped
2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped
2 onions, halved
2 large bay leaves
A bundle of parsley and thyme
1 lemon, sliced
A few peppercorns
4 cloves garlic, smashed

Place all the ingredients in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to a low simmer. Poach for 1 hour; remove from the heat. Let cool completely in the liquid, then strain. Separate the chicken from the skin and bones and reserve the stock.