Poached Chicken, Rice Noodles and Vegetable Broth

Ingredients :

2 chicken breasts

1pint vegetable stock ( from cubes or homemade)

1 nest rice noodles cooked for 3 minutes and refreshed in cold water

1 carrot peeled and then sliced thinly using peeler

1 courgette topped and tailed and thinly sliced using a peeler

100g sugar snap peas cut in half

3 baby pak choi – ends cut off and each leaf in half lengthways

( you can also use any other vegetables just cut to a size so they all cook in about the same time).


  1. Bring the stock to the boil, put in the chicken breast and keep simmering and cook for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the carrots to the pan and cook for 1 minute
  3. Add the rest of the vegetables and noodles and put a lid on it till it wilts a bit, stir and season to taste.
  4. Bring to the boil , it is ready to serve as soon as the veg is cooked. ( check the chicken is cooked through – if y not you can put the veg in a bowl and wait until the chicken is ready to serve.

NB – you cna season and make hotter with fresh chillis, ginger, lime leaves , lemon gras, fresh herbs as alone it is relatively simple flabours and not suited to everyones pallete!