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Poached Chicken That Departs from the Usual

Simmering chicken in water until it's cooked through is one of the lightest, most healthful ways to prepare the bird. Traditional poaching uses water flavored with aromatics such as herbs, celery, carrots, salt and pepper, but this Asian-inspired version has you mix lime juice, fish sauce, soy sauce and slices of chili pepper into the water. In 15 minutes, you'll have tender meat that you can eat just as it is, or shred for use in a salad.

Get the recipe: Shredded Lime and Chili Chicken on Basil Leaves