Poached Salmon with Swiss Chard


For perfectly flaky fish, try poaching it in your slow cooker!

Poached Salmon with Swiss Chard
Prep Time:
15 mins
Slow Cook Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 ¼ pound fresh skinless salmon fillets

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard

  • 2 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon dried dill

  • cup chopped onion (1 small)

  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 pound Swiss chard or kale, stemmed and cut into 1-inch pieces


  1. Coat a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; set aside. Rinse salmon; pat dry with paper towels. Arrange salmon in the prepared cooker, tucking under any thin edges. Sprinkle salmon with garlic.

  2. In a small bowl stir together mustard, honey, vinegar, and dill. Transfer 2 tablespoons of the mixture to another small bowl; stir in onion and broth. Drizzle broth mixture over salmon. Reserve the remaining mustard mixture until ready to serve.

  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 3 hours or on high-heat setting for 1 1/2 hours. If using low-heat setting, add Swiss chard for the last 30 minutes, stirring once halfway through cooking. If using high-heat setting, add chard for the last 15 minutes, stirring once halfway through cooking.

  4. Carefully transfer salmon to a serving platter. Stir reserved mustard mixture into chard mixture; spoon onto platter with salmon. Drizzle with any remaining mixture in slow cooker. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

294 Calories
9g Fat
19g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 294
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 762mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 69.8mg 349%
Calcium 145mg 11%
Iron 5.5mg 31%
Potassium 1609mg 34%
Folate, total 70.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 4.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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