Herb-Poached Organic Chicken with Cranberry Mustard Recipe

Herb-Poached Organic Chicken with Cranberry Mustard Recipe

How To Make Herb-Poached Organic Chicken with Cranberry Mustard

Organic chicken is poached and flavored with a mixture of celery, onion, and a mix of herbs to make this delicate dish that’s served with cranberry mustard.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour



For Filling:

  • 1carrot
  • 1stalk celery
  • ¼cupred onion
  • 1clovegarlic
  • 1tspextra virgin olive oil
  • ½lbchicken breast meat
  • ½tspsalt
  • 1egg white
  • 2tbspheavy cream
  • 2qtchicken stock
  • ¼cupfresh herbs,chopped
  • salt
  • pepper

For Poached Chicken Thighs:

  • 6chicken thighs
  • salt
  • pepper

For Cranberry Mustard:

  • ½cupcranberries
  • ¼cupcider vinegar
  • ¼cupmaple syrup
  • ½cupgrain mustard

For Garnish:

  • additional fresh herbs



  1. In a small sauté pan over medium heat, sauté carrots, celery, onion, and garlic in oil until vibrant and fragrant. Remove from pan and cool.

  2. Puree chicken breast in food processor until smooth. With processor spinning, add salt. Gradually add egg white. When combined, transfer from processor to a mixing bowl. Whisk in cream and sautéed vegetables.

  3. In a saucepan, bring chicken stock to a simmer. Add chopped herbs and season to taste with salt and pepper. Poach 1 teaspoon chicken puree mixture until cooked. Taste, and adjust seasoning of remaining puree as desired.

Chicken Thighs:

  1. Place thighs skin side down on a cutting board. Lightly season with salt and pepper. Spoon about 3 tablespoons mixture onto center third of each thigh, and roll chicken into a cylinder. Wrap each cylinder tightly with cheesecloth, tying ends with string.

  2. Poach cylinders in hot broth for about 25 minutes, until internal temperature of chicken is 165 degrees F. Remove from heat and place in ice bath, allowing chicken to cool in stock.


  1. Combine cranberries, vinegar, and syrup in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until cranberries have popped and liquid is reduced to syrup consistency. Remove from heat and pass through a fine mesh sieve. Stir in grain mustard.


  1. Remove chicken from cheesecloth and slice into ¼-inch rounds. Top with a quenelle of cranberry mustard and fresh herbs.


  • Calories: 1375.29kcal
  • Fat: 80.90g
  • Saturated Fat: 22.70g
  • Trans Fat: 0.34g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 34.23g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 15.84g
  • Carbohydrates: 56.31g
  • Fiber: 6.07g
  • Sugar: 29.44g
  • Protein: 101.52g
  • Cholesterol: 466.37mg
  • Sodium: 3026.40mg
  • Calcium: 189.27mg
  • Potassium: 2207.05mg
  • Iron: 7.04mg
  • Vitamin A: 394.01µg
  • Vitamin C: 30.51mg
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