Want healthy chicken recipes?? Summer's heat stopping you getting in the kitchen? Worried about the cost of electricity and gas? Trying to keep check on your waistline?
This week Healthy Helpings TV's host Michelle Koen has the answer to all your problems with an Asian aromatic poached chicken. This requires almost no equipment and it's almost set and forget. Even better, you'll have a beautiful, healthy chicken stock you can use to to make fantastic Asian-inspired soups!
2 Pound, whole (1 whole)
2 Tablespoon, finely chopped (garnish)
1) Beat a lemon grass stick nicely all over with a mallet.
2) Slice a piece of ginger into three large pieces. Peel and grate one piece of ginger for the dipping sauce.
3) Tie the scallions and lemmon grass together.
4) Smash a clove of garlic and finely chop for the dipping sauce.
5) In a large stockpot that is 3/4 filled with water, add two pieces of ginger, scallions and lemon grass.
6) Cover the stockpot with a lid and bring to a boil.
7) Then add in the whole chicken with the breast side down and return to a boil. 8) Gently skim off any scum that rises to the top.
9) Cover the stockpot with a tight fitting lid and lower to a simmer for 10 minutes.
10) Remove the stockpot from heat and leave covered for 45 minutes.
11) Drain the cavity of the chicken and plunge the chicken into a bath of iced water to cool for one hour.
12) Carve the poached chicken into slices and refrigerate for upto 4 days.
13) In a bowl, combine the grated ginger, soy sauce, garlic, sesame oil and freshly squeezed lime juice together; mix thoroughly.
14) Garnish the poached chicken with cilantro and scallions and serve with the dipping sauce or use the poached chicken as required.
No one want to be in the kitchen during summers, but everyone wants delicious food. And healthy food is the call of the time, so try this Asian style poached chicken. It requires few ingredients, few equipments and very little time. I usually have this dish in my refrigerator and the dish gets more aromatic with each passing day, so I always have a great dish handy to eat. I enjoy the dish as well as enjoy the time that would have otherwise gone in for cooking.