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Easy Crockpot Poached Chicken


This is an easy way to cook a small chicken for any recipe calling for cooked diced chicken.


  • 1 broiler-fryer, about 3 to 3 1/2 pounds
  • 1 rib celery, cut in 2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium carrot, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, cut in wedges
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper, to taste


Wash the chicken and pat dry. Place it in the slow cooker; season with salt and pepper. Place the celery, carrot and onion around the chicken. Pour in the broth. Add the bay leaf. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 8 hours or until the chicken is tender. Lift the chicken from the pot and let it cool until it is cool enough to handle. Remove the meat from the chicken and freeze or use right away. Strain the broth and refrigerate, then skim off fat.

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