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Coconut Poached Chicken with Black Salsify, Chickweed & Lemon Mushrooms

 

Meat | Gluten-Free | Sugar-Free

Coconut Poached Chicken with Black Salsify, Chickweed & Lemon Mushrooms

This delicious recipe is light and really aromatic. Tender chicken poached in coconut is combined with a black salsify puree as well as marinated lime mushrooms and fresh chickweed. This dish got its inspiration at a small Thai restaurant I recently ate at. I had a soup as an appetizer and suddenly got the idea to serve a poached chicken for this recipe. So, a few days later I went looking for the ingredients at my local deli to get a little more inspiration, because just chicken obviously wouldn’t make a dish. While strolling through the store, lemon mushrooms caught my eye and what can I say, a lemon mushroom with my coconut poached chicken was just perfect. I found the black salsify to be very fitting as well and with the fresh chickweed, there was even some fresh salad on the plate. With the nice haul of good ingredients, I headed home to get started.

three pieces of black salsify on white background
chickweed in a gray ceramic bowl on white background

Chicken & coconut

The finished plate, I think, turned out really nice and the delicious result did not even take much time and effort. So, after preparing the coconut broth for poaching, I decided to turn the salsify into a puree. I just think the tender texture of the poached chicken works better with a puree than with roasted salsify. I thought the lemon mushrooms were too pretty to overcook on the one hand, and on the other hand, the fresh component was still missing from the plate. That always breaks up the soft flavors a bit and makes for a more exciting taste experience. When the chicken is cooked nice and slow, it becomes very tender and the kitchen smells deliciously of Asia in the process. A really nice recipe to feast properly on cold days.

lemon mushrooms on white background
chicken breast on white background

Recipe

Coconut Poached Chicken with Black Salsify, Chickweed & Lemon Mushrooms

2 Persons45 Minutes

Black Salsify Puree
  • 250 g Black Salsify
  • 20 g Butter
  • 150 ml Milk
  • Salt, Pepper & Nutmeg to taste

For the black salsify puree, peel the salsify and cut into small pieces, then sauté in butter and pour in the milk. Cook everything on low heat for 10 minutes until the black salsify is tender. Puree everything in a food processor or mash by hand and finally season with spices.

Coconut Poached Chicken
  • 2 Chicken Breast Fillets
  • 300 ml Coconut Milk
  • 1 Lemon Grass
  • 10 g Ginger
  • 2 cl Sake
  • 2 tbsp Fish Sauce
  • Salt to taste

For the coconut poached chicken, chop the ginger and lemongrass and bring to a boil with the remaining ingredients, except for the chicken. Allow the stock to steep for 5 minutes, boil again and then add the chicken. The fillet should cook slowly for about 10-15 minutes with the residual heat.

Serving
  • 40 g Chickweed
  • 40 g Lemon Mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Lime
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Before serving, marinate the lemon mushrooms and the washed chickweed with olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper. Now arrange the black salsify puree on a plate, place the chicken, cut into halves, on top and season with Maldon salt. Finally, arrange the lemon mushrooms and chickweed.

Coconut Poached Chicken with black salsify, chickweed & lemon mushrooms on white background

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