Boiled chicken pieces
Make great chicken nuggets
I needed to make a note of this process for Chicken and orange pilaf so thought it better to add this as a separate recipe.
- 500 g chicken pieces, skin removed, with bones if possible --see here.
- 1 Onion, quartered and unpeeled
- 2 cloves of garlic, smashed but unpeeled
- 10 whole peppercorns
- 2 celery stems, with leaves, roughly chopped
- Bouquet garni, or fresh herbs.
- Cut the chicken into even sized pieces, if using legs or thick cuts then make a few deep slashes in the meat to help even the cooking time.
- Lay the chicken pieces in the bottom of a saucepan.
- Layer the vegetables and herbs on top.
- Just cover with boiling water.
- Bring to the boil and then simmer, covered for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Check the chicken is cooked by cutting into thick flesh.
- Remove the chicken pieces and drain the stock.
- If using later in the day, refrigerate everything and follow the last step when you actually need to use the chicken.
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