Poached Chicken Breast

Having staples in your fridge is a sure fire way to keep you eating cleaning and on track for being healthy. Poached chicken is one of those staples as it can be used in so many different ways. Add it to salads, to wraps, to soups, to stir-fries.... the options are endless. This is a really basic, simple flavour combination so feel free to add any other ingredients you may have at home


3 cups vegetable or chicken stock
2 bay leaves
2 shallots, sliced
3 garlic cloves, bruised
1 knob ginger, sliced
1 teaspoon peppercorns
2 chicken breasts, skin removed


Place your stock, bay leaves, shallots, garlic, ginger and peppercorns in a pot on the stove and bring it to the boil. Once boiling, add your chicken breasts. Reduce heat to a simmer and allow it to cook for 30 minutes.

Remove chicken from the pot and allow chicken to rest for a couple of minutes. Use a fork to shred the chicken or otherwise slice it finely.

Serves 2


Keren is the founder of Vital Assurance, and hopes to bring to you her passion for healthy eating and living.