Poached chicken with asparagus & sesame

Recipe: Poached chicken with asparagus & sesame


  • 3 x 170g chicken breast fillets
  • 2 tbs rice vinegar
  • 2 tbs gluten-free tamari
  • 3 tsp sesame oil
  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs sesame seeds
  • 3 bunches asparagus, blanched for 2 minutes in boiling water, refreshed
  • 60g baby Asian salad leaves or mixed baby salad leaves (mesclun)


  1. Place the chicken in a saucepan and pour over enough water to just cover. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, then cover with a lid.
  2. Bring to the boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the lid and stand the chicken in the liquid for 10 minutes. Drain and thickly slice. Set aside.
  4. Combine vinegar, tamari, sesame oil, spring onions and sesame seeds in a bowl and whisk to combine.
  5. Divide the asparagus, salad leaves and chicken among serving plates and drizzle with the dressing.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: brunch

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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