Can you poach chicken in a sauce?

Have a really tasty, quick and easy satay sauce recipe. I just put it all in a pan with the raw chicken and cook for 20mins - is there any reason I shouldn't do this? Saves time browning the meat and calories on the oil ....?

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Happygoin April 29, 2020
Some Indian recipes with chicken are made this way. I make a chicken Balti where you add raw chicken to the sauce and cook it, so it can be done.

If you’re only going to cook it for 20 minutes though, I’d use boneless chicken and cut it into bit-sized pieces, so it’s cooked thoroughly in the allotted time.
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