This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression."
-Gary Larson, Amazing Cartoonist
Using a little honey in a vinaigrette will help reduce the total fat content and take some of the tart edge off of the acidity of the lime. Keep in mind that there are still a lot of calories in honey.
I don’t feel that this salad works well with dried basil. The flavor is not fresh and bright. If there’s no quality fresh basil available, I would make another dish.
To cook by gently simmering in liquid that is just below the boiling point (180 to 190 degrees) is called poaching. This is the temperature at which the water starts to move. Julia Child called this stage a "shiver," and James Beard referred to it as "feeble ebullition." This is also the temperature at which food is blanched. Many foods can be poached - fish, chicken, eggs.
Poaching an egg is the best way to learn how to poach. The fresher the egg the better, and it's best to start with one that's chilled. The water has to be at a stage that is not boiling with full bubbles, but hot enough to cook the egg quickly.
Crack the egg into a teacup and then pour the egg from the cup into the poaching water. (This is so that if you break the yolk the egg won't be wasted.) Let the egg cook slowly, watching so that the water never comes to a full boil. Use a slotted spoon to remove the egg from the water.
Servings = 4 | Serving size =4 ounces salad
Cooking Time = 30 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4.
Leftovers keep well for about 48 – 72 hours.
|3||fresh limes (juiced)|
|4 Tbsp||shallots (minced)|
|3 cloves||garlic (minced)|
|2 Tbsp||extra virgin olive oil|
|1 cup||white wine|
|4||4 ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts|
|1/2 cup||fresh basil (chopped)|
Combine lime juice, shallots, garlic, salt, olive oil and honey in a large mixing bowl and chill well.
Place water and wine in a shallow pan over high heat. When the liquid is at a shiver reduce the heat to medium so that it won’t boil. Add the chicken breasts and poach until just done. This should take about 10 minutes; check for an internal temperature of 170° to ensure that the meat is cooked.
When the chicken is cooked through, remove it to a cutting board and cut into strips about 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide and 3 to 4 inches long.
While chicken is still warm, add to the chilled lime mixture and toss to coat well.
Add the basil and toss to coat.
Chill at least 6 hours.
Serving size = about 1 cup salad
Servings = 4
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 268||Calories from Fat 73|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 8g||13%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||7%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 5g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 11g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Vitamin A 9%||Vitamin C 20%|
|Calcium 4%||Iron 8%|
|Vitamin K 26 mcg||Potassium 432 mg|
|Magnesium 47 mg|