Coconut Milk Poached Chicken

I am sure there are many people out there, like me, who hate doing the dishes.  So, if you are short on time in the evening there is nothing better than a one-pot dinner.  Especially one that doesn’t require lots of prep, chopping and mixing.  Coconut Milk Poached Chicken is the perfect one-pot dinner.  Full on flavour, quick, easy, healthy and hardly any dishes! How good does that sound?

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I got inspiration from the Woolworths Taste Magazine.  The poaching liquid was originally a dressing for a noodle and vegetable salad but I have had poached chicken on my mind for a while so adapted it to work with this dish.  It turned out even better than I could have hoped.  

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The chicken stays deliciously moist when you poach it and the veg add a lovely crunch to the delicious creamy and coconuty sauce.  I added sugar snap peas and tenderstem broccoli at the end for some healthy green veg but you can add anything you fancy – baby corn, panty pans, courgettes, peppers…I could go on for ever!  Added bonus: it tastes great the next day for lunch!

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Poached Chicken in Coconut Milk

Adapted from Woolworths Taste Magazine, March 2015

Serves 4

  • 1 tin coconut milk
  • 2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp soya sauce
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 3cm ginger, grated
  • 4 chicken fillets
  • 50g sugar snap peas and 100g tenderstem broccoli (but add veg you like)
  • 200g egg noodles, cooked according to instructions on packaging
  1. In a pot on medium heat add the coconut milk, chilli flakes, fish sauce, soya sauce, garlic and ginger
  2. Bring to a simmer, add the chicken fillets and cover
  3. Cooked for 12-15 mins or until cooked through
  4. A few minutes before the chicken is cooked add the veg
  5. Slice the chicken, and serve on the egg noodles with the coconut milk poaching liquid

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