Filed Under (Recipes) by Debbie on 30-01-2008

Have you ever had one of those days aboard where water was plentiful but it was so hot you didn’t want to cook?  Yeah, me too.  I’m going to tell you about a great way to cook a whole chicken without having to heat the cabin for a long time and still have it come out juicy and tender.  It’s a great way to prep up a chicken for use later too.  It’s so easy you’re going to think I’ve written it wrong.

You’ll need a pot big enough to hold the entire chicken covered with water.  Fill the pot with enough water  and bring it to a boil.  Then dip the chicken completely into the pot, once the water stops boiling, remove the chicken.  Be careful when removing it.  Set it aside.  This will cause the skin to plump up and help seal in the natural juices.

Bring the covered pot of water back to a boil and re-insert the chicken, put a lid on the pot and turn off the heat.  Let the chicken sit in the pot for an hour, don’t open the lid.

Once the hour is past, carefully remove the chicken.  It will be hot, let it cool until you can handle the bird.  It is quick and easy to debone the chicken , just be sure to save any juices that come when you do this as it will help keep the meat juicy if you store some for later.

You can serve the chicken with your favorite sauce or dip, cooled in a salad or store it for later.  I really like this way of cooking chicken as I can do other things once it’s sitting in the pot plus it always comes out moist, even the white meat!

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