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Jun 20, 2010 11:39 AM

What to do with one whole poached chicken breast?

Lovely dinner with friends last night - featured the better parts of two whole (free-range organic) chickens, among other things, but I realized while cooking that I'd have too much chicken if I cooked the second chicken's breast part. So, instead, I poached said portion in a lovely broth with herbs. It's fragrantly cooling on my counter now, and I'd love suggestions for best realizing its potential. (It's nice - moisty and quite flavorful just as it is). Whattaya think???

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  1. Chicken sandwiches or chicken salad would be my go-to's.

    1. Shred the meat for chicken and noodles? Use the broth, cook the noodles and vegetables, towards the end, throw in the chicken. Thicken the broth with cornstarch or flour. Mmmm....

      1. I'd suggest a summery chicken salad, with some fruit, maybe mandarin oranges or fresh cherries, pecans or walnuts for crunch and a bit of onion.

        1. Toast an English muffin. Poach an egg or two. Top with the poached chicken and hollandaise. Hmmm............

          This is a favorite of mine from a restaurant and is a "non-pork" alternative.

          1. my mother or grandmother would say, "eat it cold dipped in mayo."

            right now, what sounds good to me is shredded chicken topped with a light charred smoky tomato enchilada type sauce, topped with a poached egg.

            or a chicken salad with mayo, cranberries, celery, pecans, poppy seeds, and a dash of honey.

            or shredded with gravy and crepes or biscuits.