Poached Chicken Noodle Salad

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Poached Chicken Noodle Salad

I have a problem with Australia. Apparently they are on the other side of the world from me. So, when I finally do find a current issue of Donna Hay’s magazine, it’s all about spring! Here I am settling into fall, with soups and winter squashes, and her magazine is filled with luscious spring dishes. Asparagus! Grilled burgers! What’s a poor, seasonally challenged girl to do? Luckily my mint is still going strong and I had some CSA green beans to use up, so I was able to make one of her tempting dishes! She did call for snap peas, which I didn’t have so, I just used more green beans. Also, she has you blanch and slice the green beans. While I do think they look pretty sliced like that, after about the first ten or so, I decided it just wasn’t going to happen, so that’s why some look sliced and some are whole.

Poached Chicken Noodle Salad
from Donna Hay issue number 41

4 cups chicken stock
2 chicken breasts fillets
8 oz oudon noodles, cooked
8 oz green beans, blanched and sliced (or not)
8 oz snow peas, blanched and sliced (or just substitute more green beans)
1/4 cup mint leaves
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
ginger dressing
1/2 teaspoon finely grated ginger
1/4 cup mirin
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
3 teaspoons fish sauce
1 clove garlic, crushed

Mix ingredients for dressing in a small bowl or a jar.

Place chicken stock in a saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Add chicken, reduce heat to low and poach for 12-15 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove the chicken and shred it into a bowl. Add noodles, green beans, snow peas (if using), mint, coriander, and dressing. Toss to combine.


This will be my entry for this weeks Presto Pasta Nights , hosted by Judith at Think On It.

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  1. says

    This looks terrific! I don’t care if it’s a spring dish, I want some right now! Literally … it’s almost lunch time for me. I really like the Asian undertones in this dish, especially the mirin in the ingredients list. Great photo, too. YUM!

  2. says

    I love pasta. I have heard wonderful things about Donna Hay but have never seen one of her magazines. I looked them up online but it was astronomical to have it shipped to Canada.
    I say any season is the right season for pasta, looks delish!

  3. Pam says

    Paula, it is so light and refreshing it would be a perfect lunch.

    Judith – pastalicious it is!

    Marjie – Well, sort of other side, sort of downish!

    Natashya – she has updated her website to include about 400 recipes!

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