Poached, Shredded Chicken

For the Poached Chicken

Each serving is 4pp/approx 180kcal

You Will Need: 

165g raw skinless chicken breast per person (4pp/approx.180kcal)

1 lemon

1 head of garlic

1 tablespoon stock powder

White and Black Pepper

Cold water

Fresh herbs


In the base of a saucepan, place the stock powder, the lemon (halved and slightly squeezed) and the head of garlic with the top sliced off. Half fill the pan with cold water and add the chicken, seasoning and herbs.

Bring to the boil slowly, then allow to simmer for 15 minutes. Turn the heat off and let the chicken sit in the hot water for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Once cool enough to handle, place the cooked chicken on a plate and 'pull' or 'shred' it using 2 forks.

The texture should be really fine and soft but with some 'bite'.

Pop the soft, cooked garlic cloves out of their shells and mash into the chicken. Squeeze the jam-like boiled lemon flesh onto the chicken and mix in. Season with freshly ground black pepper.


If the chicken is going to be used warm or cold in a salad or sandwich, add 1 tablespoon Extra Light Mayonnaise (0pp/10kcal)per portion to help bind it together.


The flavours are delicate, so you could add some chopped spring onion or soy sauce for a Chinese slant...some curry spices and sultanas for a Coronation chicken vibe... Just remember to add the propoints for any ingredients which contain them.