Poached Tom-Yum Chicken

30 mins (prep 5, cooking 25)
18 ingredients
1 servings
This recipe is so easy, but the result is a restaurant-quality, succulent and amazingly tasty chicken breast. This recipe is suitable for all phases of the Dukan Diet, but can be enjoyed diet - or not! You can also use this same method and try different sauces, such as Barbecue, Honey-Soy, Mustard, the choices are endless (but the results, just as "Yum"!). Enjoy!

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  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 4 tablespoons tom yum paste (you may use a store purchased brand of tom-yum paste, or you can use my recipe below and make your o)
  • for the tom yum paste (makes approx 3/4 c. tom yum paste,enough to marinate up to 6 pieces of fish or chicken)
  • 4 tablespoons finely minced lemongrass (available at asian food stores)
  • 1 galangal, sliced
  • 1 dried crushed chili (or substitute cayenne pepper)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves, & stems
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce (available at asian food stores)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon shrimp paste (available at asian food stores)
  • 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 3 teaspoons splenda sugar substitute, granules (or sweetener of choice)
  • 2 -3 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 -2 tablespoon coconut milk, don't add it (this thins it out to make blending easier, if you want a thick paste (or non-fat option)


Serving Size (208.78 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 154.24 Calories from Fat 48.96
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.44g 8.36%
Saturated Fat 4.02g 20.08%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 1.58mg 0.53%
Sodium 3314.15mg 138.09%
Total Carbohydrate 20.86g 6.95%
Dietary Fiber 2.78 g 11.1%
Sugars 4.3 g %
Protein 8.38g 16.77%
Vitamin A 431.52IU% Vitamin C 31.67mg%
Calcium 174.94mg% Iron 1.61mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
tom yum paste, tom yum paste, minced, crushed, chopped fresh coriander leaves, sugar substitute