Charred broccoli and tender poached chicken compliment each other perfectly in this deeply satisfying (and healthy) dish. Slideshow:  Fast and Healthy Chicken Recipes 

Todd Porter and Diane Cu
June 2014

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Recipe Summary

total:
45 mins
Yield:
2 to 3
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Ingredients

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Directions

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.

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  • 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.