Boneless chicken breasts without skin take an average of 15 to 20 minutes to boil. Chicken with bone and skins take an average of 30 minutes to boil.
Boneless chicken that is cut into small pieces cooks more quickly. Two-inch chicken pieces cook in about 10 minutes using the boiling method.
Chicken can be boiled in a variety of liquids. For more flavorful chicken, broth, white wine or apple cider can be used. Herbs, onion, garlic, carrots and lemon zest can also be used to boost the flavor of the meat. Boiled chicken can be stored in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days and stored in the freezer for 2 months.