Poached chicken with Three Cheese Butternut Pumpkin Girasoli
You could make this as a simple and convenient meal that can be ready in 5 minutes. Preparing and poaching the chicken probably adds 15 minutes, delivering a sensational dinner in around 20 minutes or less.Coles Girasoli Butternut Pumpkin and Three Cheese received a Canstar award in 2021. More importantly, we have found it to be a great product, along with a number of other pastas in the Coles Finest range. Being able to source good quality ready-meal products is a game-changer that removes part of the compromise in managing convenient midweek dining. The Girasoli can be a side to another ingredient, as with this recipe, or it can be the primary ingredient, that works alone or easily enhanced say with baby spinach and roast pumpkin or cherry tomatoes.
- 350 g Girasoli Butternut Pumpkin and Three Cheese, a Coles Finest product
- 700 g Chicken breast fillet, 2 medium breasts skin off,
- 8 sage, fresh leaves, chopped semi-fine
- 30 g pine nuts, lightly roasted
- 80 g Parmesan Cheese, shredded or grated, grated, nearly 1 cup
- 1 clove Garlic, fresh, minced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 egg yolks
- 250 ml milk, full cream
- 1 tablespoon parsley, dry, chopped to garnish
- Butterfly the chicken breasts and season with salt and cracked pepper and have ready on a plate. Consider how you will serve the meal and if plates, bowls and a serving platter might need to be warmed.
- Lightly roast the pine nuts in a large frying pan or wok on medium-high heat with no oil. When the pine nuts have browned, add the butter, parsley and sage with minced garlic and sautee lightly for a minute, being careful not to burn the mixture.
- Add the chicken to the pan, turning to coat the chicken in the sage and garlic butter. Add the milk to poach the chicken. Reduce the temperature to a medium-low heat. The milk should be gently steaming, not boiling so it doesn’t split. The chicken will take around 5 minutes each side.
- When the chicken is cooked, remove it to a plate to cool so you can tear it apart into small strips. Remove a third of the milk into a small bowl using a kitchen spoon. You will use this to adjust the thickness of your sauce.
- Stir in the 2 egg yolks to the milk, then add the Girasol, keeping the heat medium-low. Simmer for 90 seconds, then add back the chicken strips together with half the parmesan cheese. Taste and adjust the seasoning if required.
- Stir and gently move the Girasoli to stop it sticking. As the sauce thickens, adjust the consistency with the removed milk and/or parmesan until you have enough sauce at a consistency that will just coat the back of a spoon. This only takes a few minutes.
- Serve the meal as you prefer, into individual plates/bowls or into a serving platter for the table.
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Calories: 693kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 62gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 278mgSodium: 1103mgPotassium: 822mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 539IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 358mgIron: 11mg
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