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How to Poach Chicken Breasts - So easy and fantastic for adding to salads, pasta dishes and sandwiches. Freeze the extras for easy meal prep! 106 calories and 0 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP #chicken #mealprep #poach
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How to: Poach Chicken Breasts

Poached chicken is fantastic to have on hand for salads, pastas and sandwiches. This tutorial will show you how to poach chicken breasts in minutes!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: How To
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gluten Free, Poultry Recipes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 106.1kcal


  • 4 6 ounce each skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoons ground pepper
  • 4 lemon slices
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce


  • Place the chicken breasts in a single layer in the bottom of a large saucepan. Season with salt and pepper. Top with lemon slices and fresh thyme and rosemary sprigs.
  • Fill the saucepan with cold water until it reaches 1 to 1 ½ inches above the chicken breasts. Stir in the soy sauce.
  • Bring the water to a boil, then cover the saucepan and reduce the heat to low.
  • Lightly simmer until the chicken breasts are just cooked through, about 15 minutes. The cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts.
  • Remove the chicken from the saucepan and let the chicken cool. Slice or shred the chicken. Serve right away or refrigerate, covered, for 2 to 3 days.


Weight Watchers Points: 0 (Freestyle SmartPoints), 3 (Points+)


Serving: 0.5Chicken Breast | Calories: 106.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.2g | Protein: 18.9g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1.1g | Cholesterol: 0.2mg | Sodium: 142.7mg