How to poach chicken?

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  1. dudette2001uk

    dudette2001uk I will be a Princess!

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    Hi there!

    This might sound stupid, but how do I poach chicken breasts? I want to make chinese-style chicken and sweetcorn soup, but I need to cook the chicken first and don't really want to grill or fry it.

    Can anyone tell me how long to poach chicken breasts, and do I just put them in a saucepan of water??

    Confused.com! :confused:

    Sian xxx
     
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    i know it might sound odd, but you can just boil them in a pan of water and theyll be fine, they stay nice and juicy and you can rip them up to go in your soup, hope that helps xxx
     
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    Mmmmmm chicken and sweetcorn soup!!!
     
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    lovely please post the recipe i love chicken and sweetcorn soup. do u think we could add fine egg noodles to bulk it out abit x
     
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    dudette2001uk I will be a Princess!

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    Thanks Emma-louise!

    The recipe is this:

    Chicken and Sweetcorn soup (Serves 4)

    1 bunch of spring onions sliced
    Frylight to fry off the spring onions
    14oz (400g) can of creamed sweetcorn
    4 oz frozen sweetcorn (tinned is fine though)
    6oz cooked chicken meat
    1+1/4 pints of chicken stock
    1 egg, beaten

    Method:

    1. Fry spring onions for 30 seconds
    2. Add creamed and frozen sweetcorn, chicken and stock
    3. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 5 minutes
    4. Bring almost to the boil, add beaten egg slowly, while gently stirring soup to form egg threads
    5. Cook until the egg has set - do not boil

    Syn free soup on EE, or could use chicken as a HexB on Green, and almost as good as chicken and sweetcorn soup from the Chinese! :D

    That's my dinner for tonight sorted, yum yum!

    Sian xxx
     
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    dudette2001uk I will be a Princess!

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    Shorty1981 - noodles would be lovely in it! They'd give it a bit more of an oriental feel :) xxx
     
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    im glad it was nice Sian! i might try it myself this week xxx
     
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