Poached Chicken Salad With Peaches Recipe

Poached Chicken Salad With Peaches Recipe

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Chicken, Salads, Side Dishes
Cuisine International
Servings 4
Calories 314 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • #For The Salad#
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, slightly pounded (sea salt and water for poaching)
  • 1 large peach, peeled and diced
  • 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • A handful of fresh coriander or parsley leaves, chopped
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • #For The Dressing#
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder, toasted over low heat for one minute
  • 1/3 cup low-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons or more peach relish
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • #Tasty curried dressing teams up with poached chicken, peaches and fresh greens to make this main dish salad. This no-fuss salad was inspired by a recipe I have come across in a cooking magazine. Originally mango chutney was used. Although we can occasionally purchase mangoes in our local markets, I have chosen to substitute peaches which are more easily available.# First poach chicken. Place chicken in a saucepan over high heat with water covering all pieces. Sprinkle with salt.
  • Add a few sprigs of thyme. Place a plate over chicken pieces to hold them under the boiling water. Just as soon as the water comes to a boil, lower heat and simmer until chicken pieces are cooked through. Then cool completely in liquid.
  • Drain and cut into small pieces. While the chicken is cooling, prepare the dressing in a bowl by whisking together all the ingredients. If dressing is thicker than you would like, then thin down by adding more lemon juice.
  • And finally toss chicken (cut into cubes), diced peaches, sliced celery stalks, fresh coriander, and dressing.
  • Place lettuce leaves on each individual serving plate and top with chicken salad.
  • Sprinkle almonds and serve with a chilled white wine and warm pita bread.
Keyword Chicken salad recipes, Diet Recipes, Salad recipes, Under 30 min