Poached chicken with creamy vegetables

Poached chicken with creamy vegetables

When I’m organised I like to cook come chicken ready for the following day.

To keep it lovely and moist I poach it in some stock and then keep the stock for another meal.

I do love a tumble-down recipe!

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Ingredients for 1 serving

267 g chicken breast
1 chicken stock cube
200 ml water
116 g mushrooms, sliced
95 g courgette, cut into half moons
6 g olive oil
66 g mozzarella
46 g reduced fat sour cream
149 g spinach
salt and pepper


  • Boil your water and add it to a small sauce pan, crumble in the stock cube and poach your chicken breast until it’s cooked through. ┬áIt will be firm to the touch when ready.
  • Put a frying pan onto the heat and the mushrooms with a sprinkle of salt.
  • This will help draw out the mushrooms natural juices helping it to cook without the need for oil.
  • After a few minutes add the courgette and the olive oil cook for a few minutes to soften the courgette.
  • Add the spinach to the pan a bit at a time to allow it to wilt and when all the spinach is in the pan add the reduced fat sour cream.
  • If at this point the pan is still a little dry add a couple of tablespoons of water to loosen your sauce.
  • When the reduced fat sour cream has been incorporated into your vegetables, remove the pan from the heat and add your mozzarella to the pan, torn into little pieces.
  • Gently fold the cheese into the vegetables and serve with the poached chicken.
  • As you eat the vegetables you’ll come across pockets of gooey mozzarella, a real treat!!

Recipe Notes

  • Save the poaching liquid and use it to make my no stir chicken and mushroom risotto recipe.
  • I like to use low salt stock cubes.
  • Why not batch cook this recipe and have a portion ready for tomorrow too!

Nella Foulds
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