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Cold Poached Chicken Breast with Watercress Sauce

Cold Poached Chicken Breast with Watercress Sauce
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Cold Poached Chicken Breast with Watercress Sauce

Cold Poached Chicken Breast with Watercress Sauce

This is a different method to cook chicken breasts but they are moist and full of flavour.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Chicken
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 273kcal

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Combine the onion, garlic, and the rosemary in a saucepan along with enough water to cover the chicken breasts, and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes, then add the chicken breasts.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes, then remove from the heat.
  • Allow to sit in the poaching liquid for 10 minutes, then place the pan in the refrigerator, complete with the poaching liquid.
  • Allow to chill for 2 to 3 hours.
  • For the sauce, combine the watercress, mayonnaise, sour cream, shallot, salt, and pepper in a food processor or electric blender and puree until smooth.
  • To serve, remove the breasts from the poaching liquid and drain on paper towels.
  • Place a dollop of the sauce on top of each breast, and put the rest of the sauce in a bowl for diners to serve themselves.

Nutrition

Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 373mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g