Poached Chicken with Parsnips, Apple and Onion

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Poached Chicken with Parsnips, Apple and Onion

Have you ever poached a chicken? Poaching may not be the most common way of cooking chicken in 2014, however this truly is the best method for cooking a juicy and succulent piece of meat. And even better, poaching couldn’t be easier; simply heat up a pot of seasoned water to a gentle simmer, add your chicken and let this cook through!

Chicken is such a fantastic source of protein; it’s low in fat and can be used as a base for salads, soups or curries. However, you may not know that chicken is actually a natural anti-depressant! It is high in an amino acid called tryptophan which produces a comforting feeling and will raise the levels of serotonin in your brain. It really is a superfood.


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Directions

  1. Cut the onions and apple into quarters.
  2. Slice the parsnip into inch long chunks.
  3. Place the chicken, veg and herbs into a big pot, fill the pot with cold water so it just covers the chicken. Grind in lots of salt and pepper.
  4. Put the chicken onto the hob, bringing the water to a gentle simmer and let this cook for 1 hour until the chicken is cooked through.

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