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How to boil chicken

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Chicken is one of the healthiest meats you can find. Boiling chicken does not just keep the poultry away from fat but makes chicken quite versatile as well. Learn how to easily boil chicken that you can use for a variety of other dishes with the simple steps below:

What you will need:

  • Chicken
  • Water
  • Seasoning
  • Pot or saucepan
  • Ladle

Procedure:

  1. Rinse the chicken or defrost if necessary.
  2. Cut the pieces to desired size.
  3. Fill the saucepan or pot with enough water to submerge the chicken pieces.
  4. Place the pot on the stove and bring it to a boil using medium to high heat.
  5. Add seasoning if needed or cook plain.
  6. Cover the pot and simmer for the chicken to cook until it has changed color from pink to white. The cooking time is as follows:
  • With bones and skin: about 30 minutes
  • Skinless and boneless: about 15-25 minutes
  • Skinless and boneless 2 inch pieces: about 10 minutes

7. Remove the pot from heat.
8.  Drain using a sieve.

  • You may keep the chicken broth for use in other recipes.
  • Store the liquid in a sturdy container; allow cooling and storing in the fridge or freezer.

9. Season the chicken and serve as desired or
10. Wait for the chicken to be cool enough to handle. Cut or shred depending on the recipe it is intended for.

Tips:

  • If you want a tasty broth, stay away from chicken breast fillets and go for pieces with bones instead.
  • For quicker cooking, skinless and boneless is the chicken to choose. But this will not have the same savory taste though.
  • Cutting up the chicken pieces also speeds up cooking time.
  • Boiling chicken in water is the most basic way but chicken also works well with vegetable stock, apple cider vinegar and dry white wine.
  • Boiled chicken in perfect for paninis, fajitas, stir-fry recipes, salads and soups.

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How to boil eggs

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Boiling is a cooking method that has been around almost as long as the invention of deep cooking utensils. Eggs are some of the most commonly heated food items and they are used for a lot of recipes. Boiling eggs can be super easy to learn and here are simplest steps you can find.

Hard boiled eggs

  1. Put the raw eggs in the deep pan.
  2. Fill the pan with water until the eggs are completely submerged.
  3. Turn up the stove at low to medium heat.
  4. Set an alarm or timer to 7-10 minutes, depending on how firm you want the egg to be.
  5. Wait for the water to boil. Bubbles will form on the water’s surface that will indicate that the water is gently boiling.
  6. Once the water has boiled, turn off the heat and transfer the eggs to cold water for one minute to stop the cooking process and make them easier to peel.

Tip: Eggs should not be boiled for longer than 12 minutes because the egg yolks will crumble and the egg whites will get rubbery.

Soft boiled eggs 

The basic difference between soft boiled and hard boiled egg is the cooking time which results to a variation in the consistency of the yolk and egg white after boiling.

  1. In a pot or pan, gently bring water to a boil.
  2. Using a slotted ladle, carefully lower the eggs into the boiling water.
  3. Set the timer. For large eggs, the approximate time for soft boiling is about four minutes while for small or medium sized eggs it is about three minutes.
  4. Once the time is up, carefully take out the eggs and plunge them in cold water to prevent overcooking.

Boiled cracked eggs or poached eggs 

When thinking about boiled eggs, people often just remember soft boiled and hard boiled eggs. But poached eggs are cooking by boiling too. Poaching is basically boiling a cracked egg and it is considered a healthier substitute for fried sunny side up eggs. Poached eggs are commonly found in breakfast dishes, salads and prepared as eggs Benedict.

  1. Boil water in a pan or pot.
  2. Carefully crack one egg on a small bowl or soup ladle.
  3. Spin the water using a spoon or ladle
  4. Drop the egg and wait for 3-5 minutes for it to cook.
  5. Remove the egg from the water.

Tips:

  • Adding any kind of vinegar to the water before boiling helps the egg look better because it coagulates the egg white.
  • Using milk instead of water for boiling the crack eggs result in richer taste.

Additional Tips:

  • Making use of eggs from the fridge is not such a good idea. It is best to use room temperature eggs for boiling to avoid cracking and have a more predictable cooking time.
  • Remember that cooking rapidly with high heat makes the protein in eggs tough and rubbery so it is better to cook slowly at low temperature. 

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How to boil corn

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Corn is a favourite by many because of its versatility in dishes and its wonderful taste. Boiling corn is an easier and healthier way to cook corn compared to grilling, baking and popping. How to boil corn takes less than five steps:

How to boil corn

  1. Prepare the corn. Some people like boiling corn with the husk while others like them peeled.
  2. Fill a pot with enough water to cover all ears of corn.
  3. Allow the water to boil in high heat.
  4. Carefully put in the ears of corn into the boiling water.
  5. Drain the hot water and rinse the corn with colder water to halt the cooking process.
  6. Take out the corn after a few minutes. The corn is cooked in about 5 minutes but those who prefer softer corn kernels boil the corn for up to 10 minutes.

Additional Tips:

  • Adding sugar to the water sweetens the corn.
  • Overcooking the corn dries it out so 10 minutes is really the maximum amount of boiling time that is recommended.
  • Wait a few minutes before eating boiled corn because the core stores a lot of heat which can cause minor scalding.
  • Boiled corn can be seasoned with butter and salt, pepper or other condiments.
  • Some rub lime wedges on the corn then season it with salt.

Boiled corn is an excellent snack for picnics and other outdoor activities because it is easy to cook and pack. Boiled corn is also useful in baking corn-based breads and muffins and they taste yummy in soup dishes too.

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