How Long  To Boil A Whole Chicken

Find the perfect timing and tips for tender, juicy meat that can be used in various recipes, from soups to sandwiches, and a flavorful homemade broth. 


- Whole chicken - Coarse salt - Poultry seasoning - Onion - Celery - Carrots - Fresh sage - Thyme - Rosemary - Dried oregano - Parsley and dill - Garlic

Step 1

Place the chicken in a large stockpot, adding salt, fresh herbs, and seasonings. Include the vegetables and enough water to cover everything by an inch.

Step 2

Bring the water to a rolling boil, then reduce to a gentle boil, cooking the chicken for 90 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F / 74 degrees C.

Step 3

Use a slotted spoon to transfer the vegetables to one bowl and the chicken to another, removing the meat from the bones once cooled.

Step 4

Strain the chicken broth using a fine mesh strainer over a large bowl, discarding any chicken bones and vegetable scraps.

Step 5

Store the broth in a lidded jar, utilizing the cooked chicken and vegetables in various dishes such as soups or salads.