Enjoy chicken the healthy way, with this recipe for perfectly poached chook fillets.


  • 2 chicken breast fillets, skin & fat removed

  • lemon, cut in half

  • 3 cloves of garlic

  • 1 tsp salt


  • 1.

    Place chicken fillets and flavourings in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water

  • 2.

    Bring to the boil, reduce heat to a gentle simmer, cover and continue cooking for 6 minutes.

  • 3.

    Remove from heat and stand for 10 minutes

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 155kj
  • Fat Total 8g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Protein 18g
  • Carbohydrate 1g
  • Sugar 0g
  • Sodium 223mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Tip: It’s worth poaching a few chicken fillets at the beginning of the week to use for sandwiches, wraps, pizzas and salads. To vary the flavour, add different herbs and spices eg. bay leaves, bouquet garni (or sprig of thyme, rosemary & parsley), onion, chilli, lemon grass, coriander seeds and stalks, ginger, chilli, soy sauce, star anise etc.

Recipe from the Experts at Weigh it Up Australia, Julie White, Healthy Food Innovator and Barbara Macciolli, Allergy Friendly Cooking Expert

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