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Sunday, 7 August 2016

Poached Breast of Chicken with Celery : Simple and Healthy

This is such a lovely recipe to prepare, eat and enjoy ... and especially good if you should have your own home grown celery! If you want a healthy and simple main course to cook at home, then this could be the one for you. The celery stock gives a great perfume and flavour to the dish and it's a great way to use up all the peelings and trimmings of celery ... no waste!

4 free-range chicken breasts, skinned
The trimmings, peelings, etc from your head of celery, chopped
1ltr chicken stock; a good cube will do
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

To serve:
3-4 sticks of celery, peeled if stringy and cut into ½cm dice
A handful of celery leaves
Put the celery trimmings in a saucepan with the chicken stock, bring to the boil and simmer very gently for 30 minutes, then strain through a fine-meshed sieve into another pan. Put the chicken breasts in the stock, season and simmer for 7-8 minutes.
Next, transfer the breasts on to a plate and cover tightly with clingfilm to keep warm.
Continue simmering the stock until you have about 300-400ml left, add the diced celery and simmer for 5 minutes until tender, then add the leaves and remove from the heat.
To serve, place the chicken breasts in a pasta-type bowl and spoon over the broth.

This great easy to make low carb recipe from Mark Hix taken from here.

Now the next suggestion is optional ... but I do sometimes enjoy a glass of chilled white wine with this meal ... but whether you take up this suggestion is your choice of course!

Bon Appetit

All the best Jan


Gloria Baker said...

Look delicious Jan !

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Jan,

The chicken dish looks delicious and yes, with a glass of chilled white wine would go well with that.
Happy week

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Tasty, simple and healthy!
I think a glass of white wine goes very well with this dish. :)
Have a great new week!

Lisa said...

Oh my, that looks very green, I think I'll pass and just have the glass of white wine!
Lisa x