Poached Chicken Breast Pasta Salad

Poached Chicken Breast Pasta Salad
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This recipe is from the Levana Cooks newsletter. Levana Kirschenbaum is the author of the great cookbook, Levana Cooks Dairy-Free!
Serves: 8 servings
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups shitaki caps, sliced
  • 1 2-inch piece grated ginger
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 chicken cutlets, left thick
  • ¼ cup cilantro, minced
  • 6 scallions, sliced very thin
  • 4 cups soy bean sprouts (or other sprouts if soybean sprouts are hard to find)
  • 1 pound soba noodles (health food stores), boiled 3-4 minutes (no longer!) and drained*
  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet.
  2. Add the mushrooms and saute until liquids evaporate.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium, and add the curry, turmeric, ginger and garlic.
  4. Saute one more minute, only until fragrant.
  5. Add the coconut milk, water and chicken, and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, covered, 20 minutes.
  7. Transfer the cutlets to a platter and cut on a bias.
  8. Transfer the cooking liquids, the cilantro, scallions, sprouts, noodles and sliced chicken to a platter, and toss thoroughly.
  9. Serve at room temperature.
*For gluten-free try Eden brand soba noodles, which are 100% buckwheat, or swap for your favorite gf noodles.

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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