Charred broccoli and tender poached chicken compliment each other perfectly in this deeply satisfying (and healthy) dish.
Slideshow: Fast and Healthy Chicken Recipes
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
How to Make It
Step 1 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.
Step 2 Poach the Chicken
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.
Step 3 Poach the Chicken
Remove the chicken from the water and shred. Set aside.
Step 4 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.
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