Can I Reuse the Water from Poaching Chicken?

published Jan 16, 2015
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Q: I prepared your How To Cook Moist & Tender Chicken Breasts Every Time and they are perfect. At the end of the cooking and resting time, there is some tasty-looking liquid left over. Can that be used as stock? I am a new cook.

Sent by Jeanne

Editor: Sure, you could definitely reuse that liquid! It will be a bit thinner and less rich than a full-on chicken stock, but it would be great for cooking rice or as a weeknight soup base. Strain out any solid bits before using it, and you’re good to go!

Readers, any tips?