Coconut / Almond Poached Chicken

This stovetop dish is much faster to prepare than a roast chicken. The recipe makes a generous portion for one; increase the quantities to serve all the meat eaters in your family.


½red onion, finely sliced
1 clovegarlic, minced
1 Tbspfinely grated ginger
1 tspground turmeric (optional)
1 tspchilli powder
1 tspHimalayan salt
SF1 tspground rosemary
SF½ cancoconut cream
or 1 cup almond milk from Day 3 of the Advent Calendar
SF1-2 piecesskinless, boneless chicken thigh (about 200 g)
or chicken breast


Place the chicken pieces in a pot. Stir the onion, garlic and all the seasonings into the coconut cream or almond milk and pour over the chicken. (Though the turmeric can be omitted, it adds flavour, nutrition and colour.) Simmer about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serve with potatoes, a grain or the couscous dish from Day 19 of the Advent Calendar. Or remove the chicken from the sauce and serve over a salad.