Poached chicken breast in a bowl with veg

Poached chicken breast

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Cook a chicken breast in an infused liquid for a beautifully tender, lightly seasoned piece of meat that's perfect for adding to salads, soups and sandwiches

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal133
  • fat1g
  • saturates0.4g
  • carbs0g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein30g
  • salt0.31g
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Ingredients

  • 1 carrot, roughly sliced
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 1 celery stick, roughly chopped
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • ½ small bunch parsley
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • ½ small bunch dill
  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
  • 1l cold water

Method

  1. Tip the carrot, celery and garlic into a large saucepan. Tie the herbs together in a bunch with a piece of kitchen string, then add to the pan with the chicken breasts, water and 2 tsp salt (adding a little more water if it doesn’t quite cover the chicken). Bring to the boil, then immediately lower to a simmer and cook over a very low heat for 10-12 mins, or until the juices run clear in the thickest part of the breast.

  2. Remove the pan from the heat and scoop out the chicken breasts from the poaching liquid. Slice or tear the chicken into pieces and use in salads, soups or sandwiches.

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