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How to Cook Chicken in Water on Stove

How to Cook Chicken in Water on Stove

The easiest way to cook chicken for a fast weeknight dinner is to boil it in water. The chicken will cook slowly and retain a lot more moisture. This chicken recipe below is the route to take if you want juicy, delicate chicken without needing a lot of prep! Keep reading to learn how to cook chicken in water on stove.

Prepping the Chicken

Fill a pot with 1½ inches of cold water to defrost the chicken first if needed. Never take the chicken out of the freezer and instantly put it into the boiling water. This will affect the taste of your chicken and not in a good way.


Flavor Your Chicken

Minced garlic, sea salt, and pepper to taste are great ways to flavor your boiled chicken. One teaspoon of sea salt and pepper and two tablespoons of minced garlic are enough to flavor five chicken breasts.


How to Cook Chicken in Water on Stove


  • 3-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Water for boiling
  • Spices of your choice (sea salt, black pepper, and minced garlic are all great choices)
  • Optional: vegetables of your choice


Benefits of Eating Boiled Chicken

  • Boiling, like grilling, does not need much fat or butter compared to other cooking techniques.
  • Chicken is already a lean protein; boiling it reduces its fat content further. It is also included in a balanced diet since it is essentially lean meat.
  • Chicken is high in calcium and phosphorus as well. Both minerals are beneficial to bone health. Incorporating boiled chicken into your diet lowers your chances of developing arthritis.
  • Regularly eating boiled chicken can help you lose weight and keep it off.

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