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Poached Chicken Salad

Poached Chicken

Lets get spring eating ready with chef Wayne’s own Poached Chicken Salad

Serves 4| Prep time: 30mins | Cook time: 30mins

What you will need –

 

Poached Chicken –

  • 3 x Chicken breasts
  • 1 Thyme sprig
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Water

 

Honey lime dressing –

  • The juice of 2 lemons
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp finely diced white onion
  • ½ cup canola oil

 

Salad –

  • 2 heads of baby gem or cos lettuce
  • 1 tin chickpeas
  • 1 tin mixed bean
  • 3 corn on the cob
  • 1 punnet cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • Poppyseeds

What you need to do –

 

Poached chicken –

 

  • In a large pot, fill water half way and then add the salt and thyme
  • Cut lemon in half and place in pot
  • Bring to the boil and then turn down to a simmer
  • Add chicken to the simmering water and cook for approximately 20mins *be careful not to let the water boil once chicken is added as it can make the chicken tough
  • Once finished, remove from water and let rest

 

Honey lime dressing –

 

  • Place all the ingredients into a blender and blitz it smooth *if you do not have a blender whisk all the liquid ingredients together and then add the onion

 

Salad –

 

  • Drain the chickpeas and mixed beans and then rinse them under some cold water
  • Set aside a couple of the outer leaves of the lettuce for presentation, then roughly cut the rest up
  • Pull your poached chicken apart
  • Place all ingredients into salad bowl and lightly toss
  • Dress with your honey lime dressing and season if needed
  • Top with poppy seeds if desired