Mediterranean Poached Chicken Salad Recipe


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In35 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Whole boneless skinless chicken breasts1 1⁄4 Pound, halved
 Haricots verts12 Ounce, trimmed, cut into 1 inch lengths
 Tomatoes4 Medium, cored, cut into 1 inch chunks
 Olive oil1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Red wine vinegar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Canned flat anchovy fillets2 Ounce, drained (1 can)
 Dijon mustard1 Tablespoon
 Salt To Taste
 Black pepper To Taste
 Kalamata olives/Spanish green olives4 Ounce, pitted, quartered lengthwise (1/2 cup)
 Lettuce leaves8 , rinsed, dried, torn into large pieces (Boston / Romaine variety)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 480 Calories from Fat 271

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 30 g46.8%

Saturated Fat 3.3 g16.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 94.3 mg

Sodium 971.8 mg40.5%

Total Carbohydrates 11 g3.8%

Dietary Fiber 3.8 g15.3%

Sugars 5.3 g

Protein 39 g78.9%

Vitamin A 52.7% Vitamin C 37%

Calcium 8.9% Iron 13.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) In a 12-inch skillet, cover the chicken breasts with water, allow to simmer, cover and gently poach the chicken over low heat for 10 minutes, until just cooked. Remove on a plate and allow to cool.
2) Bring the cooking liquid to a boil over high heat, Add the green beans and cook over a high heat for 3 to 4 minutes, until just tender. Drain under cold water and pat dry
3) In a mixing bowl, combine the green beans and tomatoes together.
4) In a blender or food processor, process the oil, vinegar, anchovies mustard, salt and pepper until pureed.
5) Add the dressing into the green beans and tomatoes, mix well.
6) Dry the chicken, cut it into 2 X 3/4-inch strips, add the chicken and olives into the green beans and tomatoes.
7) Toss the ingredients together and adjust the seasoning.

8) On a platter, arrange the lettuce in a wreath, spoon the chicken mixture into the center of the platter, drizzle the remaining dressing in the bowl over the lettuce and serve immediately