This simple Asian-influenced dish is a great way to make chicken more exciting midweek. Served with a refreshing cucumber salad and added crunch of sesame seeds, it’s so good you’ll forget it’s healthy

Asian poached chicken with basmati and cucumber
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  1. Ingredients
  2. basmati rice 100g
  3. skinless chicken breasts 2
  4. root ginger 4 slices
  5. garlic 1 clove, sliced
  6. soy sauce 2 tbsp
  7. chicken stock fresh, made up to 500ml
  8. cucumber ½, peeled and sliced
  9. sesame seeds 1 tsp, toasted
  10. chilli sauce to serve
  1. Method
  2. STEP 1
  3. Rinse the basmati rice and put it in a wide saucepan. Put the chicken breasts on top and push them down into the rice, then poke the ginger and garlic in around them. Pour the soy sauce over and add enough stock just to cover the chicken. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until the rice is tender and the chicken is cooked through. Toss the cucumber with the sesame seeds and a sprinkle of salt. Serve the chicken sliced on top of the rice with the cucumber and chilli sauce.
Adapted from
Adapted from
Abundant Energy //