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domingo, 26 de febrero de 2012

Poached Chicken with Braised Lettuce and Peas (serves 2)

This is a great low-fat way to cook chicken.

425 ml (15 fl oz) chicken stock
2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
2 small lettuces or baby cabbages, halved, trimmed, washed and drained
110 gr (4 oz) peas
6 spring onions, trimmed and chopped
1 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Bring the stock to the boil in a medium-sized pan,  Season, add the chicken breasts, cover the pan and reduce the heat to a gentle simmer.  Cook for 5 minutes.  Add lettuces or baby cabbages, peas and spring onions and continue to cook for a further 4 minutes.  Add the chopped tarragon.  Remove the chicken from the pan, slice and arrange in warmed diches.  Spoon over the vegetables and the stock, and serve immediately.

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