Poaching Chicken Breasts
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love a chicken sandwich. I went crazy last week poaching chicken breasts when I learnt this no fail, quick and easy way to poach them. So delicious and tasty I wanted to share it with you all.
Step one is to place your chicken breast or breasts in a pot with half a peeled onion cut into two. Add water to the pot roughly an inch or two above the breast. Place on the stove and bring to the boil. When at boiling point turn down heat and simmer for five minutes. After the five minutes turn off the heat and place a lid on the pot and let it sit for 14 minutes.
That’s it! Lift the chicken breast out of the pot, let it cool a bit if you’d like and slice or dice it ready to mix with this wonderful filling to make a chicken salad sandwich…read on…
Dice the chicken breast and place in a bowl with celery and walnuts (if not allergic). Add some mayonnaise (to make it easy I use Best Mayonnaise) and some light greek yoghurt, approximately a teaspoon of each and mix. I find the combination of mayonnaise and yoghurt lighter and very tasty.
I have a bagel here which I’ve spread with light greek yoghurt instead of butter.
Pile the chicken mix onto the bagel/slice of bread…
Top with iceberg lettuce and top with other bagel half. You can add anything else you like to the chicken salad – red onion finely sliced, golden sultanas, red grapes, olives, pecans instead of walnuts…
This technique for poaching chicken breasts is from Everyday Food With Sarah Carey on the Martha Stewart website. Sarah presents a series of videos with fantastic, easy recipes. I love her videos, her accent and her way of presenting. She is so good. You can subscribe to her videos and receive one in your inbox daily like I do.