Looking to add protein to a salad or for a filling addition to your desk lunch? We’ll show you the basics for poaching chicken breasts, salmon filets and shrimp. The recipe is completely adaptable, but the technique and ingredient list will stay the same.
Gently poached chicken breasts are mild and sweet tasting, juicy and tender. They make some of the nicest chicken salad around, but you can shred them for chicken tacos, slice or chop for salad, or even toss into a stir-fry.
Poaching salmon is easy and requires very little cleanup. The result is tender and mild.
Shrimp takes just a minute in the poaching liquid and yields great results for any salad or grain bowl.
Poached Chicken, Shrimp or Salmon
Now that you have a protein, add any kind of roast vegetable to your dish to make it a complete meal.