Poached Chicken Udon Noodles and Broccoli Pesto
October 6, 2015
The start of each season in my garden always features produce from the previous one. Right now the broccoli side shoots are glorious and the lemons on the tree really need to be picked as the season is over for them. Nature really does know how to team the best ingredients together, it couldn’t be more obvious really could it? I grabbed some of the lemons from the tree and the shoots from the broccoli so they were not fried by the mini heat wave that is going through Victoria (and other states) right now. I made a warm udon noodle dish with a raw broccoli pesto. It has a glorious nuttiness and is light and fresh. You could eat this dish cold if you wanted to serve it at a picnic, or take it for a work lunch. Poaching creates moist juicy chicken and is a simple process. Once you have done it once or twice it is something that you will do often I am sure.
This is my recipe for poached chicken and udon noodles with raw broccoli pesto. A satisfying, fresh family meal from the garden. The meal is not only quick to make but it may also be eaten warm or cold so if you have someone in the family arriving home later than everyone else eats there is no issue on a warm evening.
My kids love broccoli so this was a hit for dinner. I am not so keen on broccoli, I eat it and grow it because it is “good for you”. I would happily eat broccoli prepared like this any day of the week. I enjoyed it raw, the flavor of the broccoli is less intense, fresh and clean.
Is your broccoli still going in the garden and have you tried serving it raw in a pesto?
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