This Coconut Poached Chicken Miso Salad is full of diversity, using a range of different vegetables, fruit and flavours to nourish and impress your guests at the same time!
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Ingredients (Serves 4)
- 500g free range chicken breasts
- 5cm ginger, peeled and sliced
- 1 stalk lemongrass, thinly sliced
- 400ml can coconut milk
- 1/4 Chinese cabbage, finely sliced
- 1/4 red cabbage, shredded
- 1 zucchini, sliced thin
- 1/2 bunch radishes, sliced thin
- 1 apple, peeled and sliced into matchsticks
- 2 tablespoons miso paste
- 2 tablespoon tahini
- 1 teaspoon tamari
- 1 lime, juiced
- 2 nori sheets, roughly torn
- Sesame seeds, to serve
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- Place chicken, ginger, lemongrass and coconut milk in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Add extra water if necessary to ensure chicken is submerged. Reduce heat to low and cook for 12-15 minutes or until chicken is just cooked through. Remove chicken and set aside to cool before shredding and placing in the fridge to rest, covered. Keep ¼ cup coconut liquid (drained) as we will use this in the dressing.
- In a large bowl add cabbage, zucchini, radish and apple and stir to combine.
- To make the dressing combine the coconut milk mixture with miso paste, tahini, tamari and lime. Season, stir well and set aside.
- Add shredded chicken to salad ingredients, season, top with dressing and stir to combine.
- Sprinkle with nori and sesame seeds and serve into bowls.
Recipe developed and image shot by Elyse Lagos, TNN Practice Manager, Recipe Developer & Food Photographer. Learn more about Elyse here.