Monthly Archives: August 2013

Creamy Chicken with Vegetables

I found this recipe on the Thermomix Forum (thanks baf65!!) – it had so many positive comments I just had to try it.  There are so many ways you can change it and substitute items, it really is a versatile dish.  I have changed it a little bit, but the basics are still there.  Please try it – it is sure to become a family favourite.

 

Creamy Chicken with Vegetables

Ingredients

1000 g water

2 Tablespoons stock concentrate

500g peeled and chopped potatoes

1000g skinless chicken thigh cut into strips

500g mixed vegetables (I used carrot, zucchini, pumpkin, bok choy, broccoli) roughly chopped

120g cream cheese

50g white wine

30g cornflour

Method

Place water and stock concentrate into thermomix bowl

Place potatoes into steamer basket

Place chicken into Varoma Dish (spray dish with oil first to prevent chicken from sticking)

Cook at Varoma Temperature for 10 minutes at speed 4

Place hard vegetables into Varoma tray (soft vegetables such a bok choy can be added later)

Stir chicken to ensure even cooking

Cook at Varoma Temperature for 20 minutes at speed 4

Check potatoes, and if cooked, remove from steamer basket and keep warm.  Stir chicken once again, then add any more (soft) vegetables to Varoma tray then cook at Varoma temperature for 5 minutes at speed 4

Place chicken, vegetables and potato into a bowl to keep warm.

Reserve 400g of cooking liquid and place in thermomix bowl.  Add cream cheese, wine and flour then cook for 3 minutes at 100°C on speed 4

Pour sauce over chicken and vegetables and serve (with love!!)

Serves 6

Approximate calories per serve: 390

You can substitute the potatoes for pasta shells

Try sprinkling the chicken with herbs, dukkah or a flavoured salt before cooking

 

By |August 28th, 2013|Main Meals|0 Comments

White Rocky Road

This is definitely a ‘sometimes’ food, but it is a delicious treat.  So quick to whip together in your Thermomix and suitable for kids or adults!!White Choc Rocky Road

Ingredients

115g slivered almonds

1 cup shredded coconut

100g mini marshmallows

100g craisins (dried cranberries)

35 g rice bubbles

375g white chocolate melts

Method

Line a small baking tray with baking paper

Place almonds in thermomix bowl and dry roast for 15 minutes at 100ºC on speed 1

Remove from bowl and set aside.

Place white chocolate in bowl and melt for 5 minutes at 50ºC on speed 5

Add remaining ingredients and mix for 1 minute at 37ºC on reverse soft speed, until combined

Use spatula to gently help mix

Spread mixture evenly over baking tray and place in fridge to set for about 30 minutes.

Cut into small rectangles to serve

 

Serves 20

Approximate calories per serve 190

 

 

 

Capsicum and Sun Dried Tomato Dip

This dip is just like the ones that you buy in the shops, except that it tastes better, has no added nasties, makes heaps, and is so quick to make in your thermomix you will wonder why would ever bought dip in the first place.Capsicum and Sun Dried Tomato Dip

Ingredients

40g Parmesan cheese

1 clove garlic

100g sundried or semi dried tomatoes

1 red capsicum

120g unsalted cashews

40 g olive oil

30 g white vinegar

1 teaspoon of chilli flakes (optional)

 Method

Place parmesan cheese in Thermomix bowl and chop for 5 seconds on speed 9

Place all other ingredients into bowl and press turbo about 4 times for a chunky dip

Bring dip to almost room temperature when serving for best flavour

 

Serves approx 10 (1 tablespoon per serve)

Approximate calories per serve: 148

By |August 28th, 2013|Dips and Nibbles|0 Comments