Chinese Poached Chicken Breasts with Star Anise Recipe

Chinese Poached Chicken Breasts with Star Anise Recipe

How To Make Chinese Poached Chicken Breasts with Star Anise

A flavorsome broth that brims with the sweet spice of cinnamon and anise makes these poached chicken breasts a must-try dinner dish!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • cupcanned low sodium chicken broth,or homemade stock
  • 2carrots
  • 6scallions,including green tops, cut into 4-inch lengths,1 chopped
  • 6slices½-inch fresh ginger,peeled, plus 2 tbsp minced
  • 4clovesgarlic
  • ¼cupbrown sugar
  • ¼cupsoy sauce
  • 5whole star anise
  • 3cinnamon sticks
  • 6black peppercorns
  • ¼tsp.salt
  • ¼cupdry sherry
  • 1⅓lbschicken breasts,boneless, skinless


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the broth, carrots, the 5 scallions, the smashed ginger, the garlic, brown sugar, soy sauce, star anise, cinnamon sticks, peppercorns, and salt.

  2. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.

  3. Add the sherry and chicken and bring back to a simmer over moderately low heat, covered.

  4. Turn the chicken and simmer for about 5 minutes, covered, until the chicken is just done.

  5. With a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken, carrots, and star anise to large shallow bowls.

  6. Strain the broth and add the minced ginger and 2 tablespoons of the chopped scallion.

  7. Ladle the broth over the chicken and top with the remaining chopped scallion.


  • Calories: 387.52kcal
  • Fat: 15.93g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.46g
  • Trans Fat: 0.16g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.63g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.42g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.21g
  • Fiber: 3.21g
  • Sugar: 11.30g
  • Protein: 38.56g
  • Cholesterol: 96.77mg
  • Sodium: 1063.09mg
  • Calcium: 108.23mg
  • Potassium: 836.37mg
  • Iron: 3.50mg
  • Vitamin A: 303.03µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.73mg
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