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    Becky a 29 year old Brit , living in Bristol , United Kingdom

    Living in a studio flat in the centre of the city and working from home means I have one room in which I rest ,work and play . Kept company by my vegebox , laptop and a stack of recipe books . I love to cook with seasonal fresh and sometimes wild ingredients from my escapes to the countryside

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Poaching a chicken

Poaching a chicken

I am off for the weekend , didn’t want to leave a chicken and a lot of vegetables in the fridge . I pretty much always buy whole chickens not portions these days .. it was a nice yellow organic one . Decided to poach the chicken rather than roast its fairly warm at the moment and didn’t want the full oven on the flat gets very hot .

I haven’t poached a chicken before it produces a really moist chicken , the poaching juice was light and tasty and only one pot – no greasy roasting tins , always keen to find more things to do with my Le Cruset pot . Once poached I ate the chicken and vegetables with the poaching juice ,you could probably add a little cream to the poaching juice but I just wanted light tasting.

Poached Chicken

Poaching a chicken…

  1. Place a whole chicken in a cast iron pan on the hob
  2. Cover over slices , turnip radish carrot onion and garlic .
  3. Season with salt , pepper , thyme , bay leaves and a chunk of lemon.
  4. Pour over enough boiling water to cover , bring to the boil and approx one and a half hours for a medium chicken

To servee slices of the chicken and vegetables with the chicken juice ( you might want to add some fresh cream, but I prefer it with just extra fresh thyme , salt and pepper)

Its been a source of conversation how much I cook and often it is from scratch , however things things like bagging up the leftover chicken , veggies and juice will provide my version of ready meals for lunchtimes and after long work days . I don’t own a microwave but these will simmer down in a pan in less than ten minutes and can be spruced up with fresh herbs ( particularly with a glug of cocunut milk , coriander and chilli )
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  2. […] I saw the turnip in the vegebox this week.  They are heavy , dense and woodsy great for  poaching a chicken   and  good in a long slow cooked stew however I have a few weeks home alone and was going to […]

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