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Perfect Poached Chicken

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  • SERVES: 2


    • cold water
    • 1bay leaf
    • 1 tspthyme leaves,
    • ½ tspblack pepper
    • Zest of one lemon
    • 1 tspsalt
    • 2 chicken breasts


  • Place water, bay leaf, ginger, thyme, black pepper, lemon and salt into a pot and give a quick mix.

    Add chicken, cover with a lid then slowly bring the pot to a simmer over 20 minutes; once simmered turn off and let chicken rest in the liquid for another 5 minutes. Slice and serve.

    The poaching liquid can be drunk like a clear soup.

    Serving suggestion: serve chicken with Guy’s chickpea rainbow salad.


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