Boiling is a super healthy way to cook chicken breast, but how long do you boil the chicken?
Of course you can boil it until the chicken is dead. However, in my opinion, it is super dry to eat…. well still edible, I guess….
Today, I would like to introduce my way of boiling chicken. I boil it only for 2 minutes and then just leave it for for 1 hour. Technically the chicken will be cooked in the residual heat. I found this way makes the chicken super moist!
I would also like to introduce my peanut butter sauce to go with my super moist boiled chicken. I created it, just because I had a leftover peanut butter in the kitchen…( Well, I believe I am not the only one who has it after trying to make satay chicken?). However, it came out great!
This boiled chicken is super versatile. You can use it for salad, sandwich or you can enjoy it with a lot of different sauces. Furthermore, it is super healthy!
Hope you like it and add it onto your regular menu…. 🙂
1 Chicken Breast – skinless and boneless
2 pinches of Sea Salt for Chicken Breast
800 ml of Water
2/3 Teaspoon of Sea Salt
1 Teaspoon of White Wine or Cooking Sake
For Peanut Sauce
1 Tablespoon of Peanut Butter – no added sugar
1 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice
1/2 Tablespoon of Soy Sauce
1 Teaspoon of Dark Sugar
1 Teaspoon of Sesame Oil
1 Tablespoon of Chicken Broth left over after boiling chicken
Coriander – chopped for topping
- Sprinkle 2 pinches of sea salt over chicken breast. Wrap the chicken with paper towels. Leave it for about 20 minutes at room temperature.
- Bring water to a boil and add sea salt and white wine. Place the chicken breast into the boiling water and reduce the heat to medium. Keep cooking for 2 minutes. Turn the heat off. Put a lid on. Leave it for minimum 1 hour.
- Making peanut sauce. Place peanut butter, lemon juice, soy sauce, dark sugar and sesame oil in a bowl. Mix all together. Pour the remaining chicken broth from the boiled chicken to make the sauce to the consistency of your liking.
- Slice the boiled chicken and arrange it on the serving plate. Serve it with the peanut sauce and chopped coriander on top.
The remaining chicken broth is full of flavor, so do not throw it away! I normally use it to make soup!