Monday, October 13, 2008

Poached Chicken Noodle Salad

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.


Paula said...

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!

Judith in Umbria said...

Looks pastalicious to me, whatever season. Thanks for submitting it.

Marjie said...

Woah! Australia's on the other side of the world? Dang. This looks good whatever season it's supposed to be served in.

Natashya said...

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!

Pam said...

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!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

Australia should move closer so we could also have an easier time vacationing there. I can dream, I suppose, lol.

Whatever the season, the dish looks delicious and sounds very nicely seasoned!

Kevin said...

That salad looks good! I like all of the vibrant greens in it.

Jin Hooi said...

haha.. I was going to make this tonight but was a bit lazy to slice the green beans ;-p

Ruth Daniels said...

It does look heavenly. And actually, just the dish for a cold and dreary day to make one think of spring.

Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.