Braden Family Cookbook
CHICKEN SALAD A LA DANNY KAYE Saveur
This is also the methodology for Cold Poaching a whole chicken for
Chinese Ginger Chicken
This is also the methodology for Cold Poaching a whole chicken for Chinese Ginger Chicken
Chicken Cold Poaching Technique:
(For plain Chinese Cold Poached Chicken omit all the ingredients except the water)
Place the chicken in a narrow pot, breast side down. Add remaining ingredients. Water should come about 1” above the chicken. Bring to a gentle boil and boil for 10 minutes, covered. Remove from heat and let it sit in the hot broth for 45 minutes.
For Chinese Cold Poached Chicken, chop the chicken into 2” pieces.
For the salad recipe, let chicken cool on a platter and then shred meat from bones, discarding fat, skin and bones.
Mix the dressing ingredients in a bowl large enough to hold the chicken also. Add chicken shreds to dressing, toss gently. Place chicken on top of the lettuce leaves, either on a platter or on individual (4) plates and top with the tarragon leaves.
Note: Save the chicken stock for later use.