Poaching or steaming ?

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paieye

Poaching or steaming ?

I want to cook a whole chicken without roasting it, and cannot decide whether to poach or to steam it. What are the pros and cons ?

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Gravy Queen

Poaching or steaming

Poached chicken is lovely , so tender and moist . Only drawback obviously is soggy skin :-) I think Deliai has a good recipe for Chicken Veronique which involves poaching . Keep the stock for a lovely soup or sauce and the meat will just fall off the bone .

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paieye

Poaching or steaming ?

Thank you, but my question was, how does poaching compare with steaming ?

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Thistledo

Poaching or Steaming

Actually, I didn't read your post as to which to do either. However, suggest you simply try both methods and make your own mind up. I have an electric steamer but never cooked chicken in it.

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Gerry

poached or steamed chicken


" Thank you, but my question was, how does poaching compare with steaming ?"

Never made either as the crisp skin is the best bit; but would it make any difference as the steaming/poaching liquid seems to be incorporated into the dish, so you would lose any of the chickeny goodness?

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paieye

Poaching or steaming ?

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paieye

Poaching or steaming ?

I shall probably try poaching first, as that will produce a less watery liquid which ought to be extremely useful. I shall let you know the result ! Thank you for your suggestions.

 
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