Poached chicken recipes

Poaching chicken is a great way to cook chicken breasts for use in salads, pies, soups and more. Use a flavourful poaching liquid, such as white wine, to add loads of flavour while keeping the dish healthy.

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3 reviews

A hearty Japanese noodle soup to serve as a main course. Quite spicy, but delicious and very filling!

Recipe by: simonazari

2 reviews

This delicate yet rich-tasting soup is packed with good things, and makes a warming and sustaining main course. Chicken breasts are poached with vegetables, then rice is cooked in the well-flavoured stock. At the last minute, the soup is enriched with eggs and fresh lemon juice in traditional Greek fashion.

Recipe by: Azmina Govindji

1 review

Tostadas comes from the Spanish word for toasted – in Mexico it refers to flat, crisply toasted corn tortillas, topped with all sorts of savoury things. Poached chicken with beans and salad is a favourite. A base layer of a thick mixture – often refried beans, but here a spicy pepper and tomato mixture – keeps everything together.

Recipe by: Azmina Govindji

1 review

Make the most of new season's vegetables with this simple all-in-one supper dish.

Recipe by: Brenda Houghton

No reviews

If you want a change from everyday boring sandwiches, this is a recipe for you! Tender shredded chicken delicately seasoned with lime and curry powder in a creamy salad sauce.

Recipe by: Caroline C

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Specially created for Queen Elizabeth's coronation lunch, this curry-flavoured salad with a fruity rice pilaf has become a traditional summer dish. Often made with cream and mayonnaise in the sauce, this updated version cuts the fat content by reducing the amount of mayonnaise and adding yogurt.

Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

1 review

A tender chicken breast absorbs the essence of a seasoned poaching liquid, which keeps the meat succulent. Here, the chicken picks up the gentle onion flavour of leeks and the fresh taste of tarragon.

Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

2 reviews

This salad is a riot of tastes, perfect when you are craving wholesome yet interesting food. Slices of chicken and sweet potatoes are served on a bed of leafy greens and vegetables, with a chunky pineapple salsa to spoon over.

Recipe by: Azmina Govindji

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This poached chicken curry salad makes enough for about 8 people. Serve it on a bed of lettuce or inside vol-au-vents.

Recipe by: KWARD

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Corn tortillas are filled with shredded chicken, onions, tomatoes and chillies, then deep fried until crispy. This dish always does well at dinner parties. Serve with soured cream and salsa.

Recipe by: LALMANZA

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