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Poached Chicken

Poaching is a fat-free way of cooking! Use poached chicken whenever 'cooked chicken' is called for in a recipe, or just add a simple citrus yogurt sauce and roasted vegetables for a heart-healthy meal.

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium carrot, roughly chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, roughly chopped
  • 1 small onion, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 2 sprigs fresh parsley (optional)
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 bay leaf

Serves 4

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a large stock pot.  Add enough cold water to cover by 2 inches. Add the bay leaf.
  2. Heat over medium-high heat until the water just boils, and then turn down the heat to low and partially cover the pot.
  3. Cook for 8 to 12 minutes or until the meat releases clear juices when pricked with a fork. Remove the chicken from the water and let cool. Slice and use as desired. If you like, strain the poaching liquid and use in soups or stews as a weak chicken stock.

Thanks. I have just started getting into the kitchen. My wife is a southern style cook and likes to make just about everything fried and unhealthy as possible. As I am about to hit the 40 yr old mark, I can't continue to eat this way unless I want to keep seeing those strange looks on my doctors face when he gets my yearly labs back. In other words, for the sake of my family's health, I have decided to take over the kitchen. Hopefully, I can do this without offending anyone. Thanks for the tips!

S. S.