Solo Chicken Breast Poached in Beer
is another recipe from Bill
from Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Bill says that if
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says: "This solo meal provides meat, vegetable,
and pasta in one dish. The sourness of the beer
is matched with the sweetness of the onion and
the saltiness of the olives".
boneless skinless chicken breast
1/2 cup finely sliced onions
1/2 cup diced Spanish salad olives
1 cup dried pasta -- I like rotini
1 (12-ounce) can warm beer
salt and pepper
2 quarts of salted water to a boil, and start
heating a 8 inch cast iron frying pan or one
with a non stick surface. The size is important
to accommodate the poaching liquid.
a thawed chicken breast in the pre-heated pan
and sear each side for 2 minutes.
warm beer and poach the chicken uncovered for
the chicken has been poaching for 8 minutes,
add the dried pasta to the boiling water.
the chicken has cooked for another 8 minutes,
remove the chicken and add the onion to the
the chicken, return it to the frying pan, drain
the pasta, add it to the frying pan, and add
the diced olives.
mixture for another 2 minutes and serve.
and pepper to taste.