Asian-style poached chicken salad


The crème de la crème of healthy and flavorful meals, the Asian-style poached chicken salad is a delightful symphony of taste, texture, and nutrients. This dish is designed to provide a wholesome experience that does not compromise on taste or nutrition. Let’s dive into the specifics of preparing this culinary masterpiece.


For a serving of two, you will need:

– Chicken breast: 2 pieces (500g)
– Fresh ginger: 1 inch piece (3g), sliced
– Spring onions: 4, divided into the white and green parts
– Soy sauce: 2 tablespoons (30ml)
– Sesame oil: 1 tablespoon (15ml)
– Rice vinegar: 1 tablespoon (15ml)
– Honey: 1 teaspoon (5ml)
– Garlic clove: 1, minced
– Red chili: 1, finely sliced
– Salad leaves: 3 cups (90g)
– Cucumber: 1/2, thinly sliced
– Red bell pepper: 1/2, thinly sliced
– Cilantro leaves: A handful, chopped
– Salt: To taste

Preparation and cooking time: 30 minutes

Nutritional Facts

Per serving, this Asian-style poached chicken salad provides:

– Calories: 265 kcal
– Protein: 30g
– Fat: 8g
– Carbs: 18g
– Fiber: 2g


1. Begin by poaching the chicken. In a large pot, combine the chicken breasts, sliced ginger, white parts of the spring onions, and a pinch of salt. Add enough water to cover the chicken. Bring the water to a gentle simmer over medium heat and poach the chicken for about 15 minutes, until it’s cooked through.
2. While the chicken is poaching, let’s prepare the dressing. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, honey, minced garlic, and sliced red chili. This blend gives our Asian-style poached chicken salad its unique flavor.
3. Next, shred the poached chicken into bite-sized pieces and place it in a large mixing bowl. Pour half of the dressing over the chicken and toss it well to coat.
4. To the chicken, add the salad leaves, cucumber slices, red bell pepper slices, green parts of the spring onions, and chopped cilantro. Drizzle the remaining dressing over the salad and gently toss everything together.


1. To ensure the chicken is cooked to perfection, use a meat thermometer. The internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C).
2. For added crunch, consider adding toasted sesame seeds or slivered almonds to the salad.

Serving Suggestions

This Asian-style poached chicken salad is best served fresh, with a side of steamed brown rice or quinoa for a complete meal. The vibrant colors and tangy, savory flavors of this dish make it a hit at any health-conscious dinner table.

There you have it, a simple and easy recipe to prepare a delicious Asian-style poached chicken salad. This recipe, packed with nutrients and exploding with flavor, is sure to win over even the most discerning of palates. We at AH7 believe in the power of healthy and delicious food, and we’re excited for you to try this recipe out. Remember, good food is not just about taste, it’s about how it makes you feel. So, go ahead, whip up this salad and feel the rush of good health and great taste!

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