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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!

Ingredients:
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

4 comments:

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
Hugs
Carolyn

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