Cantonese Poached Chicken Dinner

Poached chicken has been feeding families forever. It’s a simple, one pot meal that’s super healthy, balanced and easy to make, and yes, it’s gluten free. This is a great meal to make if you’re trying to eat local. Fork-tender chicken, vegetables, and broth! Best served as noodle soup or with rice and ginger scallion oil.


  1. Heat a large pot of water with ginger, shallot, and salt.
  2. When it’s at a rolling boil, lower the heat, add the chicken, simmer for ~1 hour, partially covered.
  3. Add carrots, chicken organs, and simmer another ~30 min.
  4. Remove the carrots and chicken, bring to a boil and cook the mustard greens.
  5. Carve chicken + slice the carrots. Serve with rice & ginger scallion oil.
Ingredients:
-1 thumb ginger (washed, halved and smashed)
-1 shallot (peeled, ends cleaned)
-1 whole chicken (washed, cleaned inside)
-1 lb carrots (scrubbed, washed, topped)
-1 or 2 bunches leafy greens (mustard, watercress, kale)
-salt

Ginger Scallion Oil

Ginger Scallion Oil. An essential Cantonese sauce, used in home cooking and restaurants alike. Eat it with meat, in a stir fry, on noodles, on rice, in soup. There’s never enough. Clean and chop scallions. Clean, peel (if desired) and grate ginger. Combine in a 1:1 ratio in a glass jar, add some salt. Heat … Continue reading “Ginger Scallion Oil”

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