© Todd Porter & Diane Cu
Healthy Chicken and Charred Broccoli Sauté
- TOTAL TIME: 45 MIN
- SERVINGS: 2 to 3
Charred broccoli and tender poached chicken compliment each other perfectly in this deeply satisfying (and healthy) dish.
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- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 4-5 sprigs Italian parsley, thyme or oregano, tied together
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 tablespoon kosher or sea salt
- 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 pound broccoli florets
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, or to taste
- Fresh cracked black pepper
- Poach the Chicken Rinse off the chicken breasts. Fill a medium stockpot with water and add the herbs, bay leaf, garlic, salt and peppercorns. Bring the water to a boil and add the chicken breasts.
- Return the water to a boil and then lower heat to medium. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat, cover with a lid and keep the chicken in the hot water for another 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked through.
- Remove the chicken from the water and shred. Set aside.
- Make the Broccoli Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and then add the broccoli. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly charred and tender. Stir in the garlic, raisins, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 1 more minute and then toss the chicken in with broccoli mixture. Cook for 1 minute or until heated through. Serve warm or at room temperature.