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Poached Chicken

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  Carrots 2 Medium
  Onion 1 Medium
  Leek 1 Medium
  Celery stalks 2
  Butter 50 Milliliter
  Bay leaves 2
  Tarragon 5 Milliliter
  Thyme 2 Milliliter
  Parsley sprigs 6
  Coarse salt 15 Milliliter
  Freshly ground pepper 2 Milliliter
  Chicken pieces/4 pound/ 2 kilogram chicken 1 1⁄2 Kilogram
  White wine 250 Milliliter
  Chicken broth 500 Milliliter

In a 14-cup (3.5 L) microwave-safe casserole-dish place the carrots, onion, leek, celery, butter, bay leaves, tarragon, thyme, parsley, salt and pepper.
Stir together.
Cover and microwave 10 minutes at HIGH.
Stir well.
The vegetables will be glossy and have lost their firmness.
Add the chicken pieces or whole chicken, covering the chicken here and there with the vegetables.
Add 1/4 cup (60 mL) of wine or chicken broth.
Cover and microwave at HIGH 20 to 25 minutes or until the chicken is tender.
Stir twice during the cooking period, allowing the chicken to absorb all the flavor from the vegetables and herbs.
Add the remaining wine and the chicken broth.
Microwave at HIGH 5 minutes.
Serve directly from the casserole dish or cool in its juice, strain and use as you wish.

Recipe Summary

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Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2717 Calories from Fat 791

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 89 g136.8%

Saturated Fat 38 g189.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1157.4 mg385.8%

Sodium 7596.9 mg316.5%

Total Carbohydrates 88 g29.4%

Dietary Fiber 15.2 g60.7%

Sugars 31.6 g

Protein 334 g667.3%

Vitamin A 569.5% Vitamin C 182.5%

Calcium 60% Iron 137.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Poached Chicken Recipe