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Bring on the long weekend mood with this colourful, easy recipe

Count on this easy recipe for a good time.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: August 1, 2020 1:25:52 pm
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A long weekend demands good family time and some good food. While all of us are spending the majority of our time at home these days owing to the pandemic, many of us are missing out on spending some good quality time. Festivals like Eid are best spent with family and paired with mouth-watering delicacies. So, gear up to try the easy recipe of Poached Chicken Breast along with some yummy sides.

The recipe from chef Vicky Ratnani is worth your time.

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Lighten up you day with some good tasty colourful food !! #happyfood #happypeople #bepositive #recipes #chicken Poached Chicken Breast Skinless boneless Chicken breast 2 each Onion sliced 1 medium Carrots peeled , sliced 1 medium Bay leaf 2 Thyme sprigs 2 Garlic cloves 2 to 3 Ginger sliced 1 small piece Coriander stems few Orange slices 2 to 3 Cinnamon , cloves , black cardamom 2 each Water 1 litres Butter 15 g in a shallow pan, add the water . Add all the ingredients to the water except the chicken breasts. Simmer low for 5 minutes. Gently tip the chicken breasts into the liquid for poach slowly for 12 minutes. Add salt to taste . Remove the chicken breasts and rest untill plate up. Reduce the stock to 1/10th . Strain and reserve . Add the strained stock in a pan, bring it to a boil , whisk in the butter to make an emulsion for the chicken Roasted Pumpkin Purée Pumpkin, peeled cut into chunks 250g Olive oil 1 tablespoon Garlic cloves 2 to 3 Paprika powder 1teaspoon Black pepper 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg a pinch Rosemary 1 teaspoon Preheat the oven to 190 Mix all the above ingredients in a clean bowl. Season to Taste. Transfer on to an oven tray and roast for 25 minutes . Cool and puree Options – you can add 2 tablespoons of milk / cream to get a rich puree Mango Tomato Salsa Mango cubes 1/3 cup Tomato cherry – cut into 4 – 1/3 cup Green bell pepper cubes 1/3 cup Spring onions chopped 1 tablespoons Green chilli chopped 1 each Salt, pepper to taste Lemon juice from 1/2 lemon Coriander fresh chopped 1 teaspoon basil shredded 3 leaves Extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon Toss all of the above in a bowl. Season to taste Chill untill needed #foodporn #foodphotography #myrestaurantyourhomebyvicky #roulade #poaching #shotoniphone11pro #foodie

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Here’s what he had to say. “Lighten up you day with some good tasty, colourful food.”

Poached Chicken Breast

Ingredients

2 each – Skinless boneless chicken breast
1 no – Onion sliced
1 no – Carrots peeled, sliced
2 no – Bay leaf
2 sprigs – Thyme
2-3 no – Garlic cloves
1 small piece – Ginger, sliced
Few coriander stems few
2-3 – Orange slices
2 each – Cinnamon, cloves, black cardamom
1l – Water
15g – Butter

Method

*In a shallow pan, add water. Add all the ingredients to the water except the chicken breasts.
*Simmer low for five minutes.
*Gently tip the chicken breasts into the liquid to poach slowly for 12 minutes. Add salt to taste.
*Remove the chicken breasts and rest until plate up.
*Reduce the stock to 1/10th. Strain and reserve.
*Add the strained stock in a pan, bring it to a boil, whisk in the butter to make an emulsion for the chicken.

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Roasted Pumpkin Purée

Ingredients

250g – Pumpkin, peeled cut into chunks
1tbsp – Olive oil
2-3 no – Garlic cloves
1tsp – Paprika powder
1/2tsp – Black pepper
A pinch – Nutmeg
1tsp – Rosemary

Method

*Preheat the oven to 190.
*Mix all the above ingredients in a clean bowl.
*Season to taste. Transfer on to an oven tray and roast for 25 minutes.
*Cool and puree.

Options – you can add two tablespoons of milk/cream to get a rich puree.

Mango Tomato Salsa

Ingredients

1/3 cup – Mango cubes
1/3 cup – Tomato cherry, cut into 4
1/3 cup – Green bell pepper cubes
1tbsp – Spring onions, chopped
1 each – Green chilli, chopped
Salt, pepper to taste
1/2 lemon – Juice
1tsp – Coriander, freshly chopped
3 leaves – Basil, shredded
1tbsp – Extra virgin olive oil

Method

*Toss all of the above in a bowl. Season to taste. Chill until needed.

Would you like to try it out?

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