I love rice and so does my husband. We try to find different ways to prepare and enjoy this wonderful food. Through time, we found hundreds of recipes, some simple and some exotic, and have enjoyed preparing them. We've found some real winners, which I have published on this blog and some that are not so great, which are in my personal "do not" repeat folder. I have created this site to share those memorable dishes - which are all about this wonderful food called "rice".

Poached Chicken Breast in Lemon Herb Sauce

This takes about 30 minutes to prepare.  Using boneless chicken breasts makes it possible to create an elegant dish in a short time.


1 tbsp olive oil
3 carrots (cut in very thin rounds)
1 medium zucchini, (cut in half moons)
4 scallion (chopped)
2 garlic cloves (minced)
2 cups chicken broth
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 5oz each)
1 large egg (room temperature)
3 tblsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp cornstarch
2 tsp chopped fresh herb (like dill, tarragon or parsley)
Salt and pepper

Heat oil over medium heat in a large sauce pan.  Add carrots, zucchini and scallion.  Stir often and cover between.  Cook till vegetables have soften (approximately 3 minutes). Add garlic, stir and cook for 1 minute.  Add chicken broth to the pot and bring to a boil.  Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.  Add the chicken breasts to the pot. Return the broth to a boil. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer in low and cover. Continue to cook until chicken breasts are firm and cooked through (approximately 12 min).
Remove chicken breasts from pot and place on a cutting board. Cover chicken breasts to keep warm with aluminum foil.

In a small sauce pan, whisk egg, lemon juice, cornstarch and herbs. Place sauce pan on stove using low heat.  Slowly stir in 1/2 cup of the broth into the egg mixture. Continue to whisk until the sauce has thickened but not simmering.  Season with salt and pepper.

Slice chicken breast diagonally into thin pieces. Spoon rice onto a place, add the vegetables cooked in the broth and place the sliced chicken breast over the rice.  Spoon sauce over chicken and rice.  Enjoy!

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