Poached Chicken Breast with Sesame Sauce

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This easy and quick Poached Chicken Breast with Sesame Sauce will make you feel healthy and light on your feet. Only 15 Minutes to make from start to finish!


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1/4 pound each)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chili oil (or regular toasted sesame oil)
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil or other neutral oil
  • 10 cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 1/2 English cucumber (julienned)


  1. Fill 3/4 of a small pot with water and 1 tsp salt, and bring to a boil. Add chicken, cover and simmer for 7 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Drain and transfer each poached chicken breast onto a plate.
  2. Put sesame seeds and grapeseed oil in a blender or grinder and pulse until you get a smooth paste.
  3. Transfer mixture into a bowl and add soy sauce, honey, vinegar and hot sesame oil. Whisk until smooth. Set aside.
  4. Slice each poached chicken breast crosswise into 1/2 inch thick pieces.
  5. Divide cucumber and tomato pieces between two plates and top with poached chicken breast. Pour a little sesame sauce on top, season with salt and pepper and serve with extra sesame sauce on the side.


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