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There is nothing better on a cold day than a nice warm bowl of White Chicken Chili made with chicken, white beans, cumin, mild chilies and other spices.

Boiled Chicken

Cooked chicken for chili or other recipes that call for cooked chicken:

Servings 3 cups cooked chicken
Author Quinn Caudill


  • 4 in chicken breast. Skinless boneless or bone-
  • Enough water to cover chicken
  • 1 tbsp chicken bouillon granules
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin or whole cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried thyme


  1. Place the chicken in a saucepan large enough to hold the chicken pieces comfortably. 
  2. Add enough cooking liquid to cover the chicken. 
  3. If desired, add next five ingredients for flavoring the liquid and chicken.
  4. Bring to boiling on medium-high heat; reduce the heat. Cover the pan and simmer until the chicken is no longer pink (170° F).

  5. Cooking Times:
  6. Bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts: cook about 30 minutes
  7. Skinless, boneless chicken breast halves: cook 15 to 20 minutes
  8. Skinless, boneless chicken breast cut into 2-inch pieces: cook about 10 minutes
  9. Allow chicken to cool before chopping.
  10. Strain cooking liquid to use for white chicken chili instead of 14 oz chicken broth.

Recipe Notes

First published by Quinn Caudill for DadWhats4Dinner.com ©2017