Coconut and Lemongrass Poached Chicken Salad (GF)

February, 2023
Coconut and Lemongrass Poached Chicken Salad (GF)

Lighten up with a fragrant and juicy poached chicken salad.

Serves: 4


400ml can coconut milk
finely grated zest and juice 1 large lime
3 double makrut lime leaves
1 stalk lemongrass, chopped
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon sea salt
4 Rangitikei Free Range skinless, boneless chicken breats

200 grams dried rice noodles
3 cups finely shredded white cabbage
1 small telegraph cucumber, thinly sliced
2 spring onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped coriander
1 long green chilli, seeded and finely chopped
small handful each mint and thai basil leaves


Place all the ingredients except the chicken in a large pot and bring to the boil. Add the chicken and reduce to a gentle simmer. Cover and cook for 2 minutes each side. Take off the heat and set aside, covered for 20 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked.

Lift out the chicken and place in a bowl. Place the pot back over a medium-high heat and boil, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Strain the liquid into a bowl, discarding the aromatics. You should have about ¾ cup. Leave to cool.

Cook the rice noodles according to the packet instructions. Drain well and refresh in cold water. Drain well again, place in a large bowl and toss with half the reduced cooking liquid. Add the cabbage, cucumber, spring onions and coriander and toss again.

Transfer to a large serving plate and top with the sliced chicken. Drizzle the chicken with the reserved, reduced cooking liquid and scatter over the chilli, mint and Thai basil leaves.

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