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Title: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on January 08, 2011, 06:41:20 am
Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice
Serves 8

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This is an all-in-one meal - while the sauce is cooking in the jug, the coconut rice is steaming in the basket above it, and the chicken and veges in the Varoma tray on top.  This is one of our favourite quick-and-easy meals... when I don't feel like cooking, I can have this on the table in half an hour. I start the rice cooking and chicken cooking while I chop up the veges, adding them as I go. (Adapted from the Chicken and Cashews recipe in the Thermomix Everyday Cookbook - but with my coconut satay sauce!)

The first 3 steps, marinating the chicken, can be done ahead of time for more flavour - but if you're doing it at the last minute like I usually am, don't worry, it still tastes good!

1. Cut chicken into smallish cubes (about 1.5cm square) or slices and place in a bowl:
- 300g - 400g chicken breasts or thighs

2. Chop in Thermomix bowl for 5 seconds, speed 7:
- 1-2 cloves garlic
- 1-2 cms fresh ginger

  Scrape out with spatula and mix with chicken in bowl.  (Don't wash out Thermomix bowl.)

3. Add to chicken, mix in, cover, and set aside:
- a couple of tablespoons of tamari or soy sauce
- a splash of sesame oil


4. Pour into Thermomix bowl:
- 450g coconut cream (1 tin)
- 750g water


5. Sit lid on top of jug, and rice basket on top of lid. Set scales and weigh rice into basket:
- 400g basmati rice (or less if you're cooking for less people)
    Remove basket and lid, rinse rice under tap (in basket), place basket in jug, then replace lid and lock into place.

6.  Place Varoma tray on top of lid, tip chicken into it and spread out so there's holes open for the steam to come through.  Start cooking at Varoma temperature, 20 minutes, speed 4.

7. Meanwhile, chop up the veges and place them into the Varoma as it's heating up.  I start chopping the harder veges first and put them in as I get them chopped, leaving the ones like snow peas, capsicum and shallots until the end.  Make sure there's a hole in the middle for the steam to get through.  Here's a list of suggested veges - use what you've got:
- some thin wedges of onion
- 2 stalks of celery, leaves removed, thinly sliced
- 2 carrots, thinly sliced
- broccoli, small pieces
- green beans
- chinese cabbage, thinly sliced
- boy choy, thinly sliced
- red (and/or green) capsicum, thinly sliced
- snow peas
- shallots, sliced and sprinkled on top


8. Sprinkle over the top of the veges:
- some sesame seeds
- a handful of cashews (roasted or raw)
- a dash of sesame oil
- a dash of tamari (or soy sauce)


9. When the time's up, remove the rice (placing in the Thermoserver to keep warm), and stir the chicken and veges, breaking the chicken apart and making sure there are holes unblocked for the steam to get through. Cook for another 5 or 10 minutes on Varoma temperature, speed 2, checking that the chicken is cooked through.  You may need to add a little more water if there's not much left in the bowl.  Once cooked, remove Varoma tray while you finish the sauce.  (Tip: You can take the lid off the Thermoserver with the rice in it, and sit the Varoma tray on top so they both stay warm.)

10. To the juices and coconut cream left in the bowl, add the following ingredients and blend on speed 9 for 1 minute:
- a couple of handfuls of raw cashews
- 1 inch of fresh red chilli (or more if you like it hotter)
- a good handful of fresh parsley or coriander
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 inch of fresh ginger
- a couple of tablespoons of tamari (or soy sauce)
- 1 teaspoon of Rapadura (optional)
- a tablespoon of chicken stock paste (or vege stock paste)

(I don't measure - just chuck in what you think, blend it, taste it, and adjust if necessary!)

Serve immediately - rice, chicken and veges with cashews on top, and sauce drizzled over liberally!  

Hope you like it! :)

Opi2kenopi: It would feed several hungry adults easily, and I probably used half the stated amount of rice.

Quirkycooking: I often feed 10 adults with this meal, using the full amount of rice (with a breadroll each and maybe a bit of salad).
Can use macadamias for the satay sauce instead of cashews.
Yes, coconut milk works fine.

Cuilidh: I made this with tofu yesterday and also made naan bread to go with it - the tofu version was gorgeous - thanks for the recipe.  I simply substituted tofu (I had a 350 g block of firm tofu) wherever chicken was mentioned.  I did marinate the tofu for a couple of hours at the beginning, though, and I think that helped.

Maddy: I used chicken thighs, and because I cut 700g, all up I cooked them for 30-35 mins.
My veggie supply was really sparse, so I used 500g of frozen veggies, and cooked that for the same time on the top varoma dish.  All cooked perfectly.

nola276: Made this today for lunch except that I used fish in parcels instead.  Drizzled the marinade over the fish parcels and then sealed the foil.  Popped them in the bottom of the Varoma, put the veges in top, rice in basket and made the sauce at the end.

rostess: I made this last night with peanut butter and it was delicious!

Mrs KK: I substituted Coconut milk for carnation light & creamy coconut flav evaporated milk and quinoa instead of rice (to keep the calories down)... This will definitely become a regular in our house. I did everything else as instructed in the recipe although I used more chicken and had to increase the cooking time.  

Droverjess:Made 300 g rice quantity, but full quantity everything else.
 Only had 250g creamed coconut.
Used 280g cooked chicken. Marinated and put in top bit of varoma for 10 minutes.
Used onion, leek, carrot, sweetheart cabbage, 4 mushrooms and a T of frozen shallots.

Blackwood:I'm not a fan of coriander, so I used parsley instead, and as I said, only a little bit of chilli paste (the stuff in a tube from the produce section of Woolies)

INAID:I use about 500g chicken and reduce the rice by half. Otherwise it feeds an army!

LauraTO: The sauce is really nice the next day with salmon done in the varoma.

Meganjane: I decided I'd make this tonight, but after reading the recipe, I changed it. Since I was experimenting, it's not perfect, but the resultant meal was delicious.

Chicken& Vege Satay

1 shallot, peeled and halved
1 red chilli, chopped (de-seed if you don't like heat)
2 cm piece fresh ginger, sliced
1 Tbsp raw sugar

Chop all on speed 5 for a few seconds. Scrape down and add 15g oil. Sauté on Varoma for 3 minutes, speed 1.

4 Chicken Thighs, sliced into 2cm by 1/2 cm strips

Add chicken to bowl and sauté on Varoma for 5 minutes, speed 1 to 2. Use spatula to move chicken around as necessary.

While cooking, cut up vegies - 2 carrots, 2 sticks celery, broccoli, 1/2 onion, 1/4 Chinese Cabbage and 3 spring onions.

1 x 175ml can Coconut Milk + 1 can of water
3 Tbsp TM Nut Paste
2 tsp Vege or Chicken Stock
2 Kaffir Lime Leaves

Add the above to the bowl with the chicken and cook for 5 more minutes on Varoma, speed 1.
Remove from bowl and place in Thermoserver.

Don't rinse bowl. Add 1 litre hot water

Measure out 250g Jasmine Rice into basket and rinse under cold water. Place basket into bowl and place harder vegetables (carrot, celery, onion) into Varoma Base. Place broccoli into Varoma Tray.
Leave cabbage and spring onions until later.
Programme TM to cook on Varoma, speed 3 for 16 minutes. After 10 minutes, place vegetables from basket into Thermoserver with Chicken. Transfer broccoli to base and place cabbage and spring onion in tray over the top. Continue cooking.

When time is up, transfer remaining vegies to Thermoserver and mix well. Place rice into a serving bowl.


Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: maddy on January 08, 2011, 07:02:45 am
Sounds & looks really beautiful Jo!  :-*
I will have to wait a couple of days though......it seems all dishes I make at the moment are chicken  :P
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on January 08, 2011, 07:25:06 am
Yes, you can 'overload' on just one meat, can't you!  :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: maddy on January 08, 2011, 07:41:50 am
I guess because it's such a versatile meat, and the cooking estimates are more consistent than red meat.
I will look forward to making it though   8)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: cookie1 on January 08, 2011, 07:58:29 am
Yes, we find that we often have heaps of chicken meals. I have to be conscious of throwing in some beef ones occasionally.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: zebraa on January 08, 2011, 11:40:52 am
Oh thankyou - this looks so good. I am thinking this is going to be on my rotation of easy, quick meals.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on January 08, 2011, 11:41:43 am
Yay!  The recipe looks long, but it's really not  :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: johnro on January 08, 2011, 07:21:44 pm
Thanks Jo for the posting - I was showing a friend your blog yesterday and we both commented on this recipe - yummo! Agree with the chicken overload comment - but we so enjoy chicken!!!  :)  :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: achookwoman on January 08, 2011, 11:50:44 pm
Jo, thanks for the recipe, photo and the manner in which you explain the method.  This looks like a good way to use up all those veggies that are in the fridge.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on January 09, 2011, 03:09:13 am
Thanks Robyn  :)

Yes, a very good way to use up bits and peices of veges!!   ;)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: ClareN on January 10, 2011, 02:43:43 am
YUM!  Will be giving this a go for sure!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: opi2kenopi on January 11, 2011, 08:37:03 pm
I was half way through eating this delicious meal before I realised I'd forgotten to take a photo (so unlike me!)!  Thanks for the recipe Jo, we all loved it.  Using the cashews in that manner is different to anything we've had before in this family, but from what I read it's very common to blitz them up for dairy free 'cream' sauces etc.  It was smooth and creamy and lovely.

I have given it 5 stars in my recipe program on my computer and added it to my regulars list!  ;D
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on January 11, 2011, 09:14:49 pm
Yay!!  Glad you liked it opi2kenopi!!  ;D
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: fundj&e on January 11, 2011, 09:31:01 pm
I must say the way you explain very step is very easy to understand.

I made the tzatziki from the EDC and the lemon from the list was missing from the method 
I know some of my friends would have panicked and not make it

ciao
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: opi2kenopi on January 12, 2011, 01:52:58 am
Yep, just as good for leftovers for lunch the next day!!   ;D ;D (she says licking the last drop of sauce from the fork  ;) ;) )...

I meant to say in my earlier post that the meal is really filling.  It would feed several hungry adults easily, and I probably used half the stated amount of rice.  It's good to know that the TMX is capable of making a fabulous meal big enough for many people.

Love this recipe  :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on January 12, 2011, 01:59:39 am
I love using the 'whole Thermomix' for meals - it makes so much!  I often feed 10 adults with this meal, using the full amount of rice (with a breadroll each and maybe a bit of salad).  We've never found the Thermomix too small for our family of 6, plus whoever else is visiting!  :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Sonan on January 12, 2011, 09:47:29 am
that is very clever  ;)
I shall put it on my very, very long list of things to try
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on January 12, 2011, 11:10:16 am
Ha ha - I've got a list like that, too!  ;D
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: ClareN on January 17, 2011, 12:45:16 pm
We had it tonight and OMG - YUM!  Thanks for the great recipe!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on January 17, 2011, 09:36:14 pm
You're welcome!  :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: CreamPuff63 on January 20, 2011, 11:44:31 am
I have just finished eating and couldn't wait to say that this is just soooooooooooooo delicious!!! You have done a superb job in concocting this little beauty QC, and from the top of my full tummy thank you so much for sharing. Its a winner  :-*  :-*  :-* love it, love it, love it...
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Cornish Cream on January 20, 2011, 07:10:04 pm
Another great recipe Jo,delicious.Thank you for sharing it with us all here on the forum. :-*
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on January 20, 2011, 09:21:01 pm
So glad you like it!!  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: johnro on January 21, 2011, 10:05:57 am
Thanks Jo for posting this ever so tasty dish - we have just finished enjoying the great flavour!!!!!!!!!!  :)  :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Katya on January 24, 2011, 08:56:46 am
We had this for dinner last night and it was so easy to make and absolutely delicious.   I was thinking that it would work with tofu instead of chicken for a great vegetarian ( or even vegan?) meal.

Thanks for posting it - it's definitely on my list of things to do again.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on January 24, 2011, 12:10:07 pm
I'm sure it would work with tofu, or with cubed fish, or just all veges and lots of cashews for protein! I have done it with almonds instead of cashews, but I like the cashews better.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: hools003 on January 24, 2011, 01:06:28 pm
We also had this for dinner last night and I wasn't sure if all my boys would eat it, especially with the Ginger garlic and chilli etc. Much to my delight and surprise, there were clean plates from everyone. There was also enough sauce to put in a container and in the freezer for maybe satay sticks or something for another meal. Thank you Jo, you are a legend ;D
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Cuilidh on January 24, 2011, 07:46:16 pm
I'm trying this with tofu tomorrow - will let you know how it goes.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Meagan on January 26, 2011, 10:59:04 am
OMG Jo   :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
This is soooooooo delicious i loved it and so did the rest of the family. I used a huge handful of coriander and the sauce was a Minty green colour and so so tasty  :) thanks so much
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: KarenH on January 27, 2011, 02:57:43 am
I finally got around to making this last night (after begging you for the recipe!) and it was superb!  Even the 2 little ones loved it and cleaned their plates totally.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Very Happy Jan on January 27, 2011, 02:59:22 am
Ditto from me Jo.  ;D ;D this is a fabulous recipe. Easy and very very very tasty.  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Cuilidh on January 27, 2011, 03:02:17 am
I made this with tofu yesterday and also made naan bread to go with it - the tofu version was gorgeous - thanks for the recipe.  I simply substituted tofu (I had a 350 g block of firm tofu) wherever chicken was mentioned.  I did marinate the tofu for a couple of hours at the beginning, though, and I think that helped.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on January 27, 2011, 06:50:55 am
YAYYY!!! I 'm so glad you all like itl, and that I finally got around to posting it! :)  It's been a family favourite for a while now, and I've changed it as I've gone along, and done many different variations.  Sometimes the sauce is really green (like yours Meagan), sometimes not, depending what I've got to put in it.  That's great the tofu worked well - it would be nice with tempeh too, wouldn't it! 
 :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: maddy on March 17, 2011, 09:07:27 am
Oh Yummo Jo!!!

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4661.jpg?t=1300351767)

Loved the rice, and loved the sauce!!
I used chicken thighs, and because I cut 700g, all up I cooked them for 30-35 mins.
My veggie supply was really sparse, so I used 500g of frozen veggies, and cooked that for the same time on the top varoma dish.  All cooked perfectly.
Great recipe......it was delish!  :-*
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on March 23, 2011, 01:45:23 am
I am really wanting to make this tonight, but don't have any coconut cream.  I saw on your blog that you have made coconut cream for this recipe Jo.  I would love to know how you did it.  :)

P.S - I have a can of coconut milk.  Could I use that instead?
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on March 23, 2011, 04:19:03 am
Hi Chelsea,
Yes, coconut milk works fine! Otherwise you can make your own coconut cream/milk by grinding up 100-300g dry coconut (sp 8 until fine) then add 3 x as much water, cook until steaming (100 degrees, sp 4), blend 30 secs sp 8, then strain through a muslin lined seive/nut bag. The milk you squeeze out should be nice and thick. You can set this aside and repeat the recipe with the coconut pulp (adding same amount of water) and you'll get a thin coconut milk. For 'coconut milk', mix the two milks together; for 'coconut cream', cool the thick milk and scoop the cream off the top.  (recipe from Indian cookbook)

The other option is easier - use Helene's amazing coconut butter recipe (http://www.superkitchenmachine.com/2011/11949/make-coconut-butter-thermomi.html) and add some water at the end to make it the consistency you want - strain if you like. :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on March 23, 2011, 04:26:56 am
Thanks Jo.  Just realised I am almost out of cashews now.  One of those days!  :-)) :-))  Hopefully Hubby can buy some on his way home.  I have peanuts, but am guessing cashews would blend better and be creamier.  :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: johnro on March 23, 2011, 11:19:11 am
We all loved this delicious recipe - thanks Jo. As you can see I also used roasted cashews in with the vegs.   :)  :) Have made it previously but I am trying to get into the habit of pics prior to the plate being emptied  :D  :D  :D  :)  :)  :)

                     (https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-weExTV-ikIg/Tj-KLaurgCI/AAAAAAAAJr8/WuhF-vgHAbo/Chicken%252520and%252520Cashews%252520with%252520Coconut%252520Satay%252520Sauce%252520003.jpg)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on March 23, 2011, 11:58:42 pm
We REALLY loved it too. The kids gobbled it up and Hubby said it was "just sensational"!  ;D
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on March 24, 2011, 09:08:02 am
Yay!!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: CreamPuff63 on March 24, 2011, 11:18:04 am
I can feel an AWARD WINNING tag coming onto this recipe.... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Very Happy Jan on March 24, 2011, 12:10:19 pm
I can feel an AWARD WINNING tag coming onto this recipe.... ;D ;D ;D
Absolutely agree 100%
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Meagan on March 24, 2011, 01:22:22 pm
I can feel an AWARD WINNING tag coming onto this recipe.... ;D ;D ;D
Which is the reason why Jo MUST write her book!!!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on March 25, 2011, 06:27:56 am
Yes definitely.  Get writing Jo!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on March 25, 2011, 09:41:33 am
Ha ha! Well, I've been looking into it actually - just don't know when I'll get time to DO it!!  :-))  Maybe from midnight to 3am each day I could work on it...  :D
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: faffa_70 on March 26, 2011, 08:29:26 am
Ha ha! Well, I've been looking into it actually - just don't know when I'll get time to DO it!!  :-))  Maybe from midnight to 3am each day I could work on it...  :D

Sounds great - sleep is for the weak lol  :o :o :-* :-*
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Cuilidh on March 26, 2011, 09:09:32 pm
I would love to get my hands on any book Quirky Jo wrote it would be excellent - however writing a book is a huge undertaking.  A friend of ours recently wrote / photographed / published a fabulous book all by himself - it took over 7 years and he was totally drained at the end.  He was let down on many fronts by people who had undertaken to assist  him, including several photographers.  Eventually he ended up going into the city and purchasing cameras, lights, reflectors, etc. etc. then he spent ages teaching himself how to stage photos and taking them so that they illustrated precisely his requirements.

However, having said all of that, his book had a limited run of 1,000, is unique in its genre in Australia and he is very proud of what he did (and rightly so - we are proud of him as well!!).  So Jo, if you go ahead you know you have a customer base of thousands who will be eagrly awaiting your final result.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on March 27, 2011, 12:05:23 pm
Wow, 7 years… eeek!! I would be doing most things myself I think, as I'm a graphic artist by trade & have done all the artwork for books before, just not my own! Thinking of buying a light cube for food photography & seeing how my new camera goes - not sure, maybe I'm just dreamin'! Haven't had much time to think about it lately, so maybe it will be years away!  :-))
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: faffa_70 on March 28, 2011, 03:25:45 am
I have a light cube from when I was selling on ebay - they make life easier as you can photograph when you have the time! Mine was fairly cheap on ebay and works well!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on March 28, 2011, 09:29:11 am
Cool, I'll have a look when my computer comes back from the shop!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: tarosuma on March 29, 2011, 11:19:36 am
A big thank you Jo for posting this recipe.  I have been seriously needing some inspiration for using the TMX for dinners, I tend to stick to my old ways for dinners and use it more for food prep as I hadn't found a recipe I really loved.  This recipe was exactly what I needed, it was sensational!
Now, what recipe to try next that is going to compete with that one???!!!  Any thoughts?   :)

Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on March 29, 2011, 01:05:50 pm
Thank you, Tarosuma!  :)

What kind of meals do your family enjoy?
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: tarosuma on March 30, 2011, 02:34:47 am
I am starting to think that I love anything you post a recipe for Jo!   :)
You are right up my alley with food, actually judging by your blog you are right up my alley with lots of things!  I have high hopes of home schooling too but not sure if I am patient enough!  I have settled for second best at the moment and have gone with a very special Steiner/Waldorf school.
I am basically grain free although I do give the rest of the family rice/quinoa though not more than once a week or so.  Basically, we just love meat and vegetables and any nice ways to prepare them.  I don't have any fears of fats (except the horrible hydrogenated ones/unhealthy vegetable oils) I guess we just try to eat whole, real foods similar to what our great grandparents would have.  Sorry, I am probably not giving you much info to go on!
Recipes that usually have rice with them are ok as I just serve them with cauliflower rice instead.  I have just found that a lot of the recipes for the TMX dinners are very wet and rely a lot on rice to soak up the liquid.  I like a bit of substance in my meals!   :)
Also, I don't like using cornflour etc for thickening so I am struggling with that at the moment.  I need to experiment with kudzu etc instead but haven't ventured with that in the TMX yet.
I need to go through your blog again and dig out some more of your faves.  Thanks so much for all the time and effort you put into your love of TMX and nutrition and helping out others, you are my food idol!   :-*


Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on March 30, 2011, 12:08:05 pm
Aww, thanks Tarosuma  :-* :-* :-* Sounds like we have a fair bit in common! I know I feel at my best when I limit grains, but I do find I get hungry a lot more, unless I have plenty of potatoes (which my naturopath tells me I shouldn't)...  We like 'comfort food' type of meals best I think - rich casseroles with mashed potato/sweet potato or pasta, thick soups, lots of meat & veges...
One of our favourites is Sausage Casserole with Dumplings (http://quirkycooking.blogspot.com/2010/07/sausage-casserole-with-dumplings.html) - you could make this with mashed potato on top instead of the dumplings (a bit like a shepherd's pie) & it would be delicious!

Not worried about fats either, just as long as they're wholesome - totally not worried about 'fat free' stuff, yuk! :) Do you use arrowroot instead of cornflour? I haven't tried kudzu, that would be interesting.

I add more meat/veges to a lot of the tmx recipes in the books because I find them too saucy too. Have you tried the Beef Rendang in the EDC? It's so delicious, but just add more meat and use coconut cream, (and reduce the amount a bit if you like) because it's very saucy!


I would suggest some more recipes but my brain is dead tonight!! I'm sure you'll find plenty of good ones on here - you could always start a thread asking for grain free meals... :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Meegles on April 05, 2011, 08:32:42 am
I just wanted to say to Quirky and Tarosuma, that I am so with you on your eating endeavours!! I am a registered nurse but like to say that I have 'seen the light' after my first visit to a Naturopath and am reversing everything i ever thought I knew about food.. So much so that I am studying to be a Naturopath!! I love my 'Dobbie' because I can avoid all those revolting 'numbers' and make things myself like mayo and nut butters and curry pastes.. Tonight I am making this fantastic sounding chicken dish, so off I go!!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on April 05, 2011, 10:31:46 am
Good on you Meegles, that's what I like to hear!!!  ;D I would love to study to be a Naturopath... but I think I've got enough on my plate!  :-))
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: tarosuma on April 05, 2011, 10:54:11 am
Hi Meegles.  Sounds like you will fit in well with us then!  I would love to study naturopathy as well.  And when I find a nutritionists course that teaches real nutrition instead of politically correct, company $ driven, out of date content, then I will probably want to do that too! 


Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: allthingscraft on April 06, 2011, 01:26:23 am
Planning to make this tonight for dinner. We are only 2 adults/1 fussy kid so I need to adjust the quantities down. If I only use 200g rice could you let me know if I need to adjust the time down from 20 minutes.  ??? Thanks.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on April 06, 2011, 03:48:12 am
No, don't reduce the time, but it's fine to reduce the amount of rice and veges. Hope it goes well!  :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: allthingscraft on April 06, 2011, 10:49:32 am
Thank you, thank you, thank you - this dinner was so tasty. Even my fussy DD ate the rice and some chicken and carrots (minus the sauce) Yippee happy all round!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on April 06, 2011, 11:38:21 pm
Yay! That's great  :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Gen Y on June 23, 2011, 08:08:10 am
I am going to try this tonight !! :D
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on June 24, 2011, 12:26:23 pm
Hope you like it!  :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Cuilidh on June 24, 2011, 09:49:10 pm
... as they say "what's not to like"?
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on June 25, 2011, 01:29:49 am
Ha ha!  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Gen Y on June 26, 2011, 11:55:09 am
It was absolutely to die for !!!

I have tagged this recipe so i can find it when i want to make a quick easy TASTY meal
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on June 27, 2011, 09:36:47 am
Thanks Gen Y!! :D
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Olive on August 01, 2011, 08:52:17 am
i made this tonight, my first all in one meal (only had Max for 5 days), really tasty even if i managed to make the sauce green  ;D obviously i added to much coriander lol ;D
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: judydawn on August 01, 2011, 09:07:54 am
Hi Olive, welcome to the forum with your first posting/review.  Pop over here (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?board=33.0) and introduce yourself to us all.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Cuilidh on August 01, 2011, 09:37:28 am
Welcome to the forum, Olive.  My sauce often ends up quite green as well, don't worry about it, everything tastes just as delicious regardless of the colour. 
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Caroline J on August 02, 2011, 02:36:52 pm
I finally made this and WOW, it's divine!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on August 03, 2011, 01:35:18 am
Thanks! :D Yes, my sauce is often green too - I don't know why the one in the photo turned out so white - must have not had as much coriander as usual!!  :D
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Cornish Cream on August 23, 2011, 07:51:34 pm
I made this for supper again this evening,I had forgotten how good it tastes. ;D
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on August 25, 2011, 12:01:24 pm
Thanks CC! I'm making it Saturday for a big bunch of people on a Local Organic Food Tour, using our local veges, & macadamias for the satay sauce instead of cashews - yum! :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Debbiebillg on September 06, 2011, 08:54:39 am
Hey just a tip I learnt from my brother's ex g/f who's Chinese, when you're stir frying chicken if you coat the chicken (just enough to coat, not drown) in slightly beaten egg white, it helps retain the moisture in the chicken whilst cooking.  Here's a link to info about it, though they add other stuff as well.  I would think it would work for this dish too. I'm not saying it was dry, but it's even nicer after coating with egg white first.

http://chinesefood.about.com/od/cookingtechniques/f/velvetchicken.htm
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on September 06, 2011, 12:54:57 pm
Thanks for the tip, Debbie!!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: SuzieG on September 22, 2011, 11:28:17 pm
This was the first main meal I made in my new Thermie (on my own) it was delish! My sauce was a little runny but I did use coconut milk instead of cream.  Will definately make again!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: fundj&e on September 22, 2011, 11:50:14 pm
Well done , how long have you had your TM ? its been 10 months 4 days 12 hours for me. i still love me jeannie ;D
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Cuilidh on September 23, 2011, 12:07:20 am
Welcome to the forum, SuzieG, you picked a brilliant choice for your first meal.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: judydawn on September 23, 2011, 12:09:15 am
Hi SuzieG, welcome to the forum.  Why not pop over to the Introduce Yourself (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?board=33.0) section so that our members can say hi.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on September 26, 2011, 10:04:48 pm
I feel very honoured that you made my recipe for your first main meal, Suzie! Glad you liked it!  :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: ~*sara*~ on September 28, 2011, 08:43:52 am
I made this last week, and I really, really liked it!!!  :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Ilaeria on October 19, 2011, 10:52:07 am
The first meal I made in my thermie George when I got him about 6 weeks ago, and I've made it nearly every week since!  I usually use coconut milk instead of cream, and have also made the sauce with basil which was delicious.  Tonight I had chicken thighs, carrot, onion, broccolini, and shallots for the main dish, and I used parsley for the sauce.  I've made the sauce with coriander, parsley, and basil now and I think the basil one was tastiest, but I have a massive bunch of parsley in the fridge that I picked up for $2.50 at the market on the weekend so I'm trying to use it up.  This meal normally takes me around 45 minutes all up if I am cooking it alone (faster with my chef husband who chops things like a tornado), but it's worth the wait.  It's my favourite thermomix recipe so far for sure!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on October 20, 2011, 05:59:53 am
That's great - I'll have to try it with basil next time!! :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Kazza14 on October 20, 2011, 01:56:50 pm
Absolutely yummy  :P  :P Hubby even said it was restuarant quality and thats a first! would highly reccommed it, will definately do again and again aand again, thank you quirky cooking  :-*
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on October 22, 2011, 04:42:43 am
You're so welcome! :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Coops on October 23, 2011, 02:47:11 am
Finally made this after having thermie for almost a year and it was a big hit! I am going out tonight so making it for DH so he does not feel so sad about being left alone with the kids lol.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: judydawn on October 23, 2011, 05:56:58 am
Well, believe it or not, I finally got around to making this much talked about and loved recipe.  Now I can see what you have all been on about and can join the ranks of those who loved it.  Thanks Jo. I only made enough for 4 so that we would have leftovers for Tuesday night after a day babysitting and not wanting to cook when I got home. I cut my chicken fillets into 3cm wide strips so that they wouldn't be over cooked and this worked perfectly.  No photo, battery went flat.  Thanks Jo  :-*
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on October 26, 2011, 12:47:37 am
Yay, glad you liked it JD!! And Coops!  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Wonder on October 27, 2011, 01:18:09 am
For those who have made this recipe, do you think it would still work using left over chicken from a BBQ chook (without the skin). I'm trying to use up leftovers before heading away for the weekend and have almost a full BBQ chicken that hasn't been eaten, plus lots of vegetables.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 27, 2011, 01:28:54 am
you could take all the meat off the chook, dice, and freeze for sandwiches later.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on October 27, 2011, 08:39:13 am
Should work fine, Wonder - just add the chicken pieces towards the end as they only need warming. :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Jabejak on October 31, 2011, 04:18:23 am
I had planned on making this tonight but have had a last minute invite to have dinner with the inlaws so the chicken will have marinated for a whole 24 hours instead of 5 mins  :P

Looking forward to cooking this tomorrow now instead.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on November 06, 2011, 09:46:54 pm
How did it go, Jabejak?
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Moo2 on November 07, 2011, 08:55:51 am
Hi Jo, Thank you so much for posting this. So easy and yummy! The whole family loved it and that is no easy feat. Made plenty with some leftovers for DH the following day. Can't believe it has taken me so long to make this. Will definitely be making regularly.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Zelda on November 08, 2011, 04:49:33 am
Hi Jo, I saw this on your website and am making it for dinner tomorrow night. Can you substitute the coconut butter recipe instead of the coconut cream? I was also wondering whether that coconut butter recipe can be used as a substitute for coconut oil in biscuits etc :-\

Looking forward to making it - has had some great reviews! ;D
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on November 11, 2011, 12:50:12 pm
Thanks Moo2!  ;D
 
Zelda, I don't think coconut butter would work so well - you can make your own coconut cream to use in it though, if you like? The coconut butter should be okay in bikkies instead of the oil, although I would probably use half coconut butter, half macadamia/grapeseed oil, otherwise they'll be hard and maybe the mixture won't be wet enough to hold together. If you're concerned about the cost of coconut oil, try buying it bulk online - say a kg or 2 at a time (go halves with someone!) - it's heaps cheaper. :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: nola276 on November 12, 2011, 05:01:26 am
Made this today for lunch except that I used fish in parcels instead.  Drizzled the marinade over the fish parcels and then sealed the foil.  Popped them in the bottom of the Varoma, put the veges in top, rice in basket and made the sauce at the end.  I thought it was to die for.  Unfortunately DH didn't like it at all.  I am really disappointed in him as I feel it was a restaurant quality meal.  He's a bit of a pie & sauce man ;D.  I would have loved to make this and serve it to friends, but it will have to be when DH isn't home ;D.  Great recipe, thanks so much.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on November 12, 2011, 06:26:07 am
Don't worry, my DH doesn't like everything I make either - especially if I put lots of garlic or rosemary in it!  ;)
Your variation sounds lovely!!! :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: nola276 on November 14, 2011, 12:38:55 am
A question on this recipe. 

I cooked this for dinner a couple of days ago, except that I substituted steamed fish instead of chicken.  I just loved it, (I mean super yum) but unfortunately DH didn't like the sauce at all.  I think it may have been the ginger in it. 

I had already cut down the quantity of ginger I put in, but it still got a resounding bleurrrr from him.  I just loved it, and am disappointed that I won't b e able to cook it again. 

I wonder if it would be o.k. to leave the ginger out altogether, or should I substitute something.  He has a rather sensitive tummy and can't have anything too spicy - what a pain, but I still love him. :D

Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: buzzbee on November 19, 2011, 09:39:28 am
I made this dish last night for the first time and it was absolutely yummy! The whole family loved it. I couldn't get over how tender the chicken was.
Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on November 19, 2011, 10:54:20 am
It is amazing how tender the chicken breast is! Glad you liked it :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: snappy on January 31, 2012, 09:25:49 am
Thanks for this recipe Jo.

I made it for dinner tonight and it was absolutely delicious! It wil be on the menu here again.
Title: Re: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: ETC on February 08, 2012, 01:00:15 am
Can't wait to try this out... my tummy is grumbling just reading about it!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Elkwin on March 06, 2012, 01:43:08 am
O.k, stoopid question, but I was wondering if I could make this substituting peanut butter for the cashews and taking out the sugar for the sauce? I've already done my monthly grocery shop but this sounds so yummy!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on March 06, 2012, 03:53:34 am
Not a stupid question - I'm sure you could sub in peanut butter instead of cashews. I just don't eat peanuts, but either will work. Hope you like it :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: KerrynN on March 06, 2012, 07:16:44 am
Our whole family loved this! Yum, yum!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: rostess on March 08, 2012, 08:31:44 am
I made this last night with peanut butter and it was delicious!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: KerrynN on March 08, 2012, 08:58:23 am
It's funny actually. This recipe has made us all decide that we should try cashew nut butter as a spread. We found this much more enjoyable that the previous satay sauce we made (I did a quick search and can't find which recipe it was) which was delicious but much too rich.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: RoxyS on March 09, 2012, 05:55:10 am
Made this the other night and enjoyed it very much. Will definitely do again. Thanks Jo.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Elkwin on March 10, 2012, 03:37:27 am
Loved this. Can't wait to make it again - with the original ingredients next time!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: KazAndCo on April 07, 2012, 09:57:58 am
Cooking this for the second time tonight!!! My house smells SO yum! Can't wait to tuck in!! I'm going to add a little more chili to the sauce than I did last time, I don't generally cook with chili so I was a bit scared! Haha! Yum!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Mrs KK on May 09, 2012, 01:45:58 am
Thanks to CP63's favourites list - I made this for the first time last night. YUM YUM YUM was the families response. DD has taken the leftovers for lunch today. I substituted Coconut milk for carnation light & creamy coconut flav evaporated milk and quinoa instead of rice (to keep the calories down)... This will definitely become a regular in our house. I did everything else as instructed in the recipe although I used more chicken and had to increase the cooking time.  :D
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Bubbles on May 31, 2012, 01:10:11 pm
Yum I made this tonight and it was delicious! Thank you! I've got a lot of left over coconut satay sauce and coconut rice, so I'm thinking of perhaps freezing both, and having it next week with steamed fish? Is that a good idea?
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: judydawn on May 31, 2012, 01:11:32 pm
Sure is Bubbles.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: meganjane on June 03, 2012, 01:44:22 pm
I can't believe I haven't made this yet. I'll definitely put it on the menu this week and will probably use my Cashew, Almond and Peanut Butter.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Deeau on June 04, 2012, 04:53:07 am
I have had my TM for a couple of years now and thins is still my favourite TM recipe...having it tonight!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Cuilidh on June 04, 2012, 05:11:28 am
This would be a great recipe for the $100.00 challenge because you can make a huge amount to have either in the freezer or left overs the next day.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: jakodai on June 04, 2012, 08:07:27 am
I'm not a big fan of coconut, what could I substitute in its place?
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: jeninwa on June 06, 2012, 12:46:46 pm
Made this tonight, yum yum yum, DH loved it, will definitely be making  this again.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Bubbles on June 06, 2012, 01:37:13 pm
Tonight I steamed up some fish and veggies, to have with the left over coconut rice & satay sauce from this recipe last week, -it was delicious! And so cheap and easy!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: meganjane on June 08, 2012, 12:17:18 pm
I decided I'd make this tonight, but after reading the recipe, I changed it. Since I was experimenting, it's not perfect, but the resultant meal was delicious.

This is what I did:

Chicken& Vege Satay

1 shallot, peeled and halved
1 red chilli, chopped (de-seed if you don't like heat)
2 cm piece fresh ginger, sliced
1 Tbsp raw sugar

Chop all on speed 5 for a few seconds. Scrape down and add 15g oil. Sauté on Varoma for 3 minutes, speed 1.

4 Chicken Thighs, sliced into 2cm by 1/2 cm strips

Add chicken to bowl and sauté on Varoma for 5 minutes, speed 1 to 2. Use spatula to move chicken around as necessary.

While cooking, cut up vegies - 2 carrots, 2 sticks celery, broccoli, 1/2 onion, 1/4 Chinese Cabbage and 3 spring onions.

1 x 175ml can Coconut Milk + 1 can of water
3 Tbsp TM Nut Paste
2 tsp Vege or Chicken Stock
2 Kaffir Lime Leaves


Add the above to the bowl with the chicken and cook for 5 more minutes on Varoma, speed 1.
Remove from bowl and place in Thermoserver.

Don't rinse bowl. Add 1 litre hot water

Measure out 250g Jasmine Rice into basket and rinse under cold water. Place basket into bowl and place harder vegetables (carrot, celery, onion) into Varoma Base. Place broccoli into Varoma Tray.
Leave cabbage and spring onions until later.
Programme TM to cook on Varoma, speed 3 for 16 minutes. After 10 minutes, place vegetables from basket into Thermoserver with Chicken. Transfer broccoli to base and place cabbage and spring onion in tray over the top. Continue cooking.

When time is up, transfer remaining vegies to Thermoserver and mix well. Place rice into a serving bowl.

Sounds tricky, but it's not at all. Sorry, no photo as we scoffed it!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Amy :-) on August 27, 2012, 12:27:01 pm
I just realised that this is the first Quirky Jo recipe I have made!!! :o

Well, I can now say with certainty that I will be making many more :D

It smelled absolutely delicious, it was super simple to whip up before SD had to go to band practice, and mum's only complaint was that she didn't like steamed celery ;)

Thanks so much Jo :-*
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 27, 2012, 02:11:00 pm
Good girl Amy, I am sure iyou made a delicous meal - and whats a bit of celery in the big picture as it can be picked out  :D
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Amy :-) on August 27, 2012, 02:51:11 pm
Thanks CP, thats what I thought too!! ;D

And thank you also for your fantastic goodie bag gift. Its making it so much easier for me to cook those yummy recipes!! :-*
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: KerrynN on October 17, 2012, 12:40:41 pm
We had this *again* tonight and it was still delicious! A definite must try for those who haven't yet, especially if you are looking at something to replace take-away.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: quirkycooking on October 17, 2012, 10:58:29 pm
Glad you're all enjoying this recipe - just popping in to say hi! :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: achookwoman on October 18, 2012, 12:07:23 am
Hi Jo,  love your Blog. (http://quirkycooking.blogspot.com.au/)  As I don't use FB I can't comment on your fab recipes.  Will be making this one tonight. Thanks.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: KathD11 on October 18, 2012, 12:43:35 am
This one is a regular feature on our menu, I just love it. I always have heaps of extra sauce though, does anyone have ideas on how to use it up?
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: KerrynN on October 18, 2012, 03:57:40 am
Hi KathD11
We have previously frozen the leftover sauce. In fact the other day we used it to make a curry with fish and vegies. It was just as yummy!
Kerryn
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Droverjess on November 06, 2012, 05:50:01 am
help lease.
How would  I adapt this to use  cooked leftover chicken?
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: judydawn on November 06, 2012, 07:08:45 am
Perhaps put it in the tray for the last 5 minutes or so to just steam some warmth into it DJ?
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Amy :-) on November 06, 2012, 08:50:59 am
I agree with Judy DJ ;)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: blackwood on November 06, 2012, 10:56:24 am
Oh my goodness!!!! I cooked this last night...and it was delicious! Really really good! It looks tricky when you first look at the recipe...but it is really straight forward and quite simple to make! If you haven't made this meal yet, I would encourage you to try it! (I reduced the chili a fair bit for young children)

it smelt delicious as it was cooking...and the sauce...OMG...unbelievable! Luckily there is lots of sauce as well as rice left over, so I plan on cooking some more chicken and vegies and using it up in another meal. Dee-lishious!

I will most definitely be making this again!  ;D
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Kimmyh on November 06, 2012, 11:23:23 am
Wow Blackwood it sounds too good for me not to try. Was reducing my to try list, now need to add one more. :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Droverjess on November 06, 2012, 09:52:18 pm
We had this for lunch.
Made 300 g rice quantity, but full quantity everything else.
 Only had 250g creamed coconut.

Used 280g cooked chicken. Marinated and put in top bit of varoma for 10 minutes.

Used onion, leek, carrot, sweetheart cabbage, 4 mushrooms and a T of frozen shallots.

Very good.

Leftovers will be reheated for supper tomorrow.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: blackwood on November 07, 2012, 01:24:29 am
Yes kimmyh, you should give this one a go! I'm not a fan of coriander, so I used parsley instead, and as I said, only a little bit of chilli paste (the stuff in a tube from the produce section of Woolies), and i just used whatever vegies I had in the fridge (not exactly the same as the ones in Jo's recipe)

I think I was particularly impressed with this recipe because it is so different to what I usually make. I do cook a fair few stir fry meals, but I generally cook a ginger/garlic/soy/honey kind of sauce...and this one was just so different!

My husband was very impressed with it and my 4 and a 1/2 year old loved it too (my 2 year old is a fuss-pot, and even he ate most of it!)

Give it a go next time you're up for trying a new recipe and tell us what you think!!!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Kimmyh on November 07, 2012, 02:08:05 am
Thanks Blackwood I am making it for Friday nights dinner. Locked in eddy!!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: blackwood on November 07, 2012, 10:27:36 am
just don't keep us in suspense as long as Eddie does!!!   ;D

Let us know how it goes!!! Hope you like it after all the build up!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Kimmyh on November 07, 2012, 10:38:24 am
Lol Blackwood.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Droverjess on November 07, 2012, 09:06:08 pm
Reheated in MW tonight after a long day. Added tin of corn to stretch it.
Delicious again.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Cuilidh on November 08, 2012, 03:29:35 am
I'm not fond of coriander either, but it doesn't bother me in this recipe - I started off all parsley, then went to 50 / 50 coriander and parsley but then went to straight coriander.  Give it a try, you may be as surprised as I was.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: obbie on November 08, 2012, 03:43:59 am
Yum :D

will try
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Cuilidh on November 08, 2012, 04:00:40 am
Haven't you tried this recipe yet, Robin?  It's great!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Kimmyh on November 09, 2012, 09:37:33 am
Made this tonight and its absolutely delicious. Is now on our regular list and in my top ten. Thank you it seemed hard but was quick and easy.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: blackwood on November 09, 2012, 10:33:28 am
So glad you liked it kimmyh! i was thinking about you cooking it tonight, hoping that your tastebuds would like the same thing as mine (and everyone else who loves this dish!)  :)

It's a beauty isn't it! Next time I'm cooking for friends I think I'll try this one! Didn't you just love the sauce?
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Kimmyh on November 09, 2012, 10:43:17 am
Loved the sauce but i only put a smidge of chilli so kids could eat it. Yes it is definitely a dish to show off to friends.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: KerrynN on November 13, 2012, 06:32:06 am
This recipe has pretty much ruined us for take-aways... Surprisingly we don't care either. You gotta try it if haven't yet!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Prinny on November 18, 2012, 10:38:55 am
Had this for dinner and I have only had my thermomix for one day. It was so lovely. I cooked the recipe as written even though they are only 2 of us but will have lunches for a few days. If I can do it, anyone can. Thank you for a fantastic recipe and its one we will have often.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: blackwood on November 18, 2012, 11:39:36 am
Glad you liked it Prinny! It is a beauty! Lucky you having left overs for lunches too! Yum! I can't wait to try this again soon :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: disaster chef on April 09, 2013, 01:34:09 pm
I made this tonight and it was delicious.  Thank you for the recipe.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: sandralynch68 on June 08, 2013, 12:58:19 pm
Absolutely adore this recipe! I've had my thermomix for just over 3 weeks now and have already made this 3 times!!!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: ingham26 on June 08, 2013, 01:41:41 pm
we make this probably once a month and it is delicious!  i save whatever left over sauce and just have it with rice the next day.  Yum!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Kimmyh on June 08, 2013, 01:47:26 pm
we make this probably once a month and it is delicious!  i save whatever left over sauce and just have it with rice the next day.  Yum!
I do that too :D
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: kmw on June 26, 2013, 02:28:30 pm
Made this tonight & yum a will winner with DH. I just used what veggies I had in the fridge & parsley. Will definitely become a regular on the menu.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: maddyp123 on August 16, 2013, 10:43:43 pm
OMG this was the first main meal I tried in my thermie it was gorgeous the whole family loved it the sauce was really creamy
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: snappy on August 17, 2013, 12:33:30 am
It is a great dish this one!  Can't wait for Quirky Jo's cookbook - we have no allergies here but her foods are just so easy, quick and nutritious
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: JuliaC83 on August 19, 2013, 11:49:48 am
Made this for dinner last night - so delicious!! Everyone loved it!  ;D
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: ~Lisa J~ on August 29, 2013, 11:58:54 am
This looks delicious! I can't wait to try it.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: djinni373 on September 10, 2013, 06:07:48 am
Made this again last night with lots of baby kale after thinning the kale plants in the vege garden. One day I'm going to be quick enough to get a photo ;D

So easy and so very delicious. :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Ekusumo on September 10, 2013, 11:18:42 am
Is the sauce supposed to be on the thin and runny side? I did add a little water to it while cooking the chicken and veggies the second time but I got quite a runny sauce so I threw in about 3 handful more of walnuts to thicken the soup a bit. But could be made a bit thicker with some corn flour probably...
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Kimmyh on September 10, 2013, 11:45:29 am
No it's not really thin and runny and definitely doesn't need thickening. Maybe the extra water made it that way. When I cook this, I only have a little bit of water left in the bowl after the rice and chicken/veggies ate cooked.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Ekusumo on September 10, 2013, 01:12:16 pm
Thanks kimmyh. It was tasty all the same.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: ElleG on November 20, 2013, 03:56:30 am
Can't believe I haven't made this before! What a great recipe, so very forgiving. Love recipes that allow you to use whatever is on hand.

Another one waiting for Quirky Jo's recipe book ;D
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Cuilidh on November 20, 2013, 06:27:13 am
I haven't made this for ages ... I had to stop as it was getting to be the only meal I was making we love it so much.  Must make it again SOON!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: arcadia on November 20, 2013, 06:48:45 am
I made this the other night and it was loved by everyone.  Did have to triple it so cooked the meat first in 2 layers then the veges in 2 layers, then finished the sauce.  We will definitely be having this again.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: LauraTO on February 20, 2014, 02:38:02 am
Made this tonight and it was delicious! I think quirkyjo's family must be rice monsters because I would do maybe half the rice, or less, next time. Also less parsley for the sauce because my sauce was a bit too green looking. Next time I need to be more careful to make holes for the steam. My chicken took a lot longer to cook because I don't think I was careful enough with that.
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Post by: Itsnotartitsdinner on February 20, 2014, 02:51:11 am
Oh yes I use about 500g chicken and reduce the rice by half. Otherwise it feeds an army!
Title: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Kimmyh on February 20, 2014, 11:17:51 am
The leftover rice is really nice the next day with just the green sauce poured over 😉 Both the sauce and rice freeze well (separately) too.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: djinni373 on March 08, 2014, 07:03:54 am
The fruit and veg delivery gave me ginger instead of garlic so it was the perfect excuse to have this again (not that I really need one) We all love this.
Oh yes I use about 500g chicken and reduce the rice by half. Otherwise it feeds an army!
Yep it feeds an army. This is one of the very few dishes where there may be leftovers (usually some rice and sauce and a few bits of veg) for me for lunch the next day.
Love it :) :) :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: LauraTO on March 09, 2014, 11:56:12 pm
I've made this a few times now and it's always delicious! The sauce is really nice the next day with salmon done in the varoma.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: matmob on March 18, 2014, 06:08:56 am
I didn't realise this recipe was on this forum - I got it from Jo's blog site.  It is absolutely delicious - one of our favourite TM meals.  I always make the full quantity of rice as I love leftovers :)
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: moysie on March 22, 2014, 03:39:05 am
Making this tonight, can't wait, I keep checking the time to see if it's late enough for dinner lol!  :D
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: matmob on March 28, 2014, 03:10:21 am
Did you make it moysie?  How did it go?
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Post by: Itsnotartitsdinner on April 27, 2014, 11:00:08 am
Delicious as always.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: moysie on May 16, 2014, 12:56:40 am
Did you make it moysie?  How did it go?

I did and have made it since, it's a winner here!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: JuicyFruit on May 17, 2014, 08:28:49 pm
This is one of our favourites too  ;)
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Post by: Leontine on September 11, 2014, 07:04:58 pm
Made this today and we liked it very much!! Rice is to much but very nice so tomorrow use it for something else.  Thanks for the recipe!!
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Cuilidh on September 16, 2014, 12:20:16 am
This is one of my favourite dishes but for some reason hadn't made it for a long time so cooked it up at the weekend.  I use tofu instead of chicken as I am vegetarian and tried something different this time - after marinating the tofu for 10 - 15 minutes, I tossed it into an oven dish and roasted it for 10 - 15 minutes, it was really nice.   I might try it with chick peas or cannellini beans next time instead of tofu.

This makes more than enough for two meals. 
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: LillyPilly on November 09, 2014, 09:22:49 pm
Thank you, Jo. This was the first meal I cooked in my new machine. I love how it all came together so effortlessly,  it will be just the perfect dish for those too-hot-to -ook (or breathe) days ahead. 

I was blown away by how perfectly the rice cooked, and I love how I was able to fit in so much veg. Next time, which will be soon, I think I'd like to replace the soy sauce with fish sauce and introduce lime somewhere, zest, leaves, juice? in the sauce, on the chicken?, not sure yet. Just a personal preference for that flavour combination.
Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: Lellyj on January 14, 2016, 11:41:23 am
Another meal that I have revisited after not having cooked for ages! Still delicious, although I'm still not adept at managing steaming everything properly. Cut my chicken a bit bigger than stated so then had to cook a little longer and the rice became a bit overdone. Ah well, my goal for this year is to use the varoma more, so will revisit this recipe again soon!

BTW, I cooked the 400g of rice and 600g of chicken and in our house, that fed 5!
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Title: Re: Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)
Post by: cookie1 on January 14, 2016, 01:17:15 pm
This is such a lovely meal. Feeding 5 was an excellent achievement in the thermomix.