Poached Chicken & Rice

There’s no little story here. This is a simple and quick way to cook chicken, topped with a flavourful sauce. I served it with rice and some green beans. The kids loved it.

Feeds 7 mouths.


  • 4 large chicken breasts
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

Garlic-Herb Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Honey-Soy Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cornstarch to thicken


  1. Place chicken breasts in large pot. Cover with chicken stock. Add peppercorns, crushed garlic, and bay leaves. Bring to boil. Cook 5 mins, then cover and simmer for 15 mins.
  2. Meanwhile, make one or both sauces.
  3. Remove chicken and slice.
  4. Serve with rice and drizzle with sauce. Enjoy!

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