The other day we were checking out The Kitchn, our sister site, looking for something to make for dinner. We stumbled across this recipe. Not only it is delicious but it uses a technique that can save quite a bit of energy in the kitchen! In fact, it may now be our go-to method whenever we need to poach chicken. (We bet it would also work well for fish!)
After bringing the water to a boil, you submerge your chicken, let it boil for 10 minutes and then turn off the flame and let the chicken cook in the hot water for close to an hour. Two variations would let you save even more energy when you make this recipe (and make it a perfect dish for hot days): you could skip the additional 10 minute boil and just let chicken sit for the whole day or you could use an electric kettle to quickly boil the water.