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

    No reviews

    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

    59 reviews

    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

    1 review

    Poached chicken served with a light asparagus sauce proves that fine ingredients need only the simplest cooking to make a delicious meal. Try serving with boiled new potatoes and puréed carrots.

    Recipe by: Brenda Houghton

    1 review

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

    Recipe by: Brenda Houghton

    No reviews

    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

    4 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

    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

    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

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