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Title: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: cookie1 on January 28, 2011, 12:40:27 am

Here is the original recipe for Baf's Award Winning Chicken and Vegies in the Varoma with all the variations.
 

500 g of stock
500g potatoes
500g chicken breasts
500g of vegies
100g cream cheese
20g flour


 

Put say half litre of stock in the TM bowl, (water and stock concentrate if you are making the stock yourself).

Potatoes chopped up in the steamer basket

Chicken breast cut into strips in the Varoma dish (bottom layer), sprinkle with some Herbamore or other seasoning

Vegies on the top layer of the Varoma dish (whatever vegies you like, fill it up!)

Cook potatoes on Varoma temp for 10mins speed 4, then put the Varoma on the top for a further 20mins

If all are cooked, remove Varoma and potatoes, set aside and keep warm.

To the liquid remaining in the TM bowl, add 100g block of Philly cream cheese and about 30g of flour, cook for 2 mins on speed 4, 100C

That then becomes the cheesy sauce to pour over the chicken, vegies and potatoes



These are the variations for this recipe that are within all the posts. Thanks CP63 for compiling them.   
This recipe has been adapted to suit the taste buds of our forum members, and some of the variations are:

In TM jug: with Potatoes in Steamer Basket
a) Vermouth, sage or thyme herbs
b) Substitute 100g of stock with wine, 1 clove garlic, 1 onion sautéed in butter
c) honey, mustard, Maggie Beer Verjuice, garlic
d) Substitute Potatoes with 200g dry Pasta shells/macaroni – no need for flour/cornflour (will need to increase stock to 1 litre, if too much at end just reduce on Varoma before adding cream cheese and cornflour)
e) Lemon/Basil Sauce (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=1063.30)
f) Sauté onion & curry powder/paste in TM before adding stock. Reduce stock & thicken with Gravox or rice flour. Saute chilli, ginger and garlic & make a Chinese stock thickening with rice or cornflour.
g) 440g stock, 100g cream cheese, 30g cornflour
h) Saute a diced leek in butter first; add white wine/stock and mustard. Cook 200g macaroni for approx 20 minutes.
i) Substitute cream cheese with goats cheese
j) Dairy free: add some coconut cream and a little more cornflour
k) Tomato, Mushroom & Onion based sauce (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=1063.90)


Diced Chicken in Bottom Varoma:  (Spray dish with cooking spray before adding chicken)
a) Marinate Chicken first with 1 tablespoon chilli jam stir fry paste
b) Sprinkle both sides of chicken fillets with Dukkah
c) Sprinkle with Lemon Herb salt
d) Sprinkle thyme on chicken

A little more
I basically pound a piece of chicken (breast or thigh, thighs make nice little ones that don't take that long to cook) then put whatever as the filling, - ham and cheese, spinach and feta, sundried tomato and feta (dd1's 2 favourite things), mushrooms and cheese, tomato and olive etc, roll up and place in foil parcels. Put potatoes or rice in the basket and water in the bowl and the chicken parcels in the varoma. Cook on varoma for 25 mins, adding veg to the varoma with 10 mins to go.
 
 
 
 

Thanks Zan for this last piece.

 
 
 
 
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Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: judydawn on January 28, 2011, 01:15:56 am
Well done girls - CP for her work and Cookie for her expertise as a moderator.  This recipe badly needed something like this - will now print out my new version.  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Zan on January 28, 2011, 02:25:37 am
Thanks, I'm going to try this again, maybe with some of the fuller flavour variations the kids might like it.
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: baf65 on January 28, 2011, 02:40:18 am
well done!  wow amazing how many variations! have to try one or two myself sometime!
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: cookie1 on January 28, 2011, 04:14:12 am
You get a big gold star for the original recipe Baf. :-*
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Coops on January 28, 2011, 05:50:04 am
My TMX arrived this afternoon (YAY!!) and I am making this for our dinner, thanks!
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: CreamPuff63 on January 28, 2011, 07:04:20 am
Hey baf - great to see you have checked in on us  ;D Your "Award Winning" recipe has appealed to thousands and is very highly regarded among the hungry masses. Trouble was, it getting hard to trawl the pages for all the other different ways people have made and enjoyed this fantastic recipe. You must feel very proud  :-*
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Coops on January 28, 2011, 09:41:30 am
Well this was AMAZING. I added some mustard and white wine to the stock at the beginning but otherwise did it just as the recipe said. It was a huge hit, all my kids ate it, even my super fussy son. I can't believe how easy it is to have a great meal on the table with the thermomix! Thanks for the recipe xx
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Zan on January 28, 2011, 09:45:05 am
Erin, so glad it went well and you all enjoyed your first TMX dinner!!
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: JenniCB on January 28, 2011, 10:06:57 am
Well all I can say is....Wow!! I had overlooked this recipe many times not feeling too keen on the idea of a cheesy sauce. But after all the reviews I figured I had to at least try it. Totally delish!!! I did it pretty much straight up without any tweaks (wanted to try the original first) and it was soooo yummy. The kids and hubby loved it and it felt so healthy with all the veg (I used carrot, capsicum, broccoli and mushrooms). It also felt good to be using the varoma. i really don't use it all that much. But I must admit that these all-in-one meals are GREAT!! Can anyone think of any others?? I do my own version of a Chicken and Cashew Stir Fry and also Quirky Jo's Fried Rice. But I'd love to do more!!
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: judydawn on January 28, 2011, 10:27:09 am
Bangers and Mash here http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3821.0

Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Zan on January 28, 2011, 10:57:59 am
What about the chicken flattened and rolled around a filling and then steamed, served with rice/potatoes and veg.
(recipe is on here somewhere) It's one of our favourites, no end of things you can stuff in the chicken.
Not had it for a few weeks, must put on next weeks list.
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Cornish Cream on January 28, 2011, 11:27:23 am
Thanks Cookie and CP63 for the hard work put into this new version. :)
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: judydawn on January 28, 2011, 12:24:39 pm
What about the chicken flattened and rolled around a filling and then steamed, served with rice/potatoes and veg.
(recipe is on here somewhere) It's one of our favourites, no end of things you can stuff in the chicken.
Not had it for a few weeks, must put on next weeks list.

Chicken Ballotines Zan?
http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=879.0;topicseen
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Katya on January 28, 2011, 03:09:55 pm
JD - you're amazing.   Do you remember all the previous discussions so that you can dig them out again?   I can't remember what was talked about yesterday, never mind months ago  :D :D
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Zan on January 28, 2011, 09:29:50 pm
What about the chicken flattened and rolled around a filling and then steamed, served with rice/potatoes and veg.
(recipe is on here somewhere) It's one of our favourites, no end of things you can stuff in the chicken.
Not had it for a few weeks, must put on next weeks list.

Chicken Ballotines Zan?
http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=879.0;topicseen

Judy yep that's the sort of thing. I made that italian mix once and it was really nice, from memory there was leftovers of the stuffing too!

I basically pound a piece of chicken (breast or thigh, thighs make nice little ones that don't take that long to cook) then put whatever as the filling, - ham and cheese, spinach and feta, sundried tomato and feta (dd1's 2 favourite things), mushrooms and cheese, tomato and olive etc, roll up and place in foil parcels. Put potatoes or rice in the basket and water in the bowl and the chicken parcels in the varoma. Cook on varoma for 25 mins, adding veg to the varoma with 10 mins to go.
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: cookie1 on January 29, 2011, 06:28:08 am
Thanks Zan. I've added it too the recipe as I think it fits well there.
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: KerrynN on February 06, 2011, 07:42:52 am
We had this tonight and really enjoyed it. We have lots of the yummy sauce left over. Any suggestions for how to use it up?
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: cookie1 on February 07, 2011, 05:07:50 am
I've used it with pasta and it was nice.
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: CreamPuff63 on February 07, 2011, 10:28:18 pm
that would be quite nice - penne, steamed/cooked chicken, pumpkin, spinach, tomatoes, herbs (and a glass of wine)
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: sue_purrb on February 09, 2011, 03:40:42 am
I can't believe I waited so long to try this!
I made the original version, and it was delicious. I had too many vegies for the varoma tray, so put some in with the chicken. I love making all-in-one meals.
The cheese sauce was the best I have tasted, and I will try making the sauce on its own for cauliflower cheese. It should be even easier than the bechamel sauce with cheese from the EDC that I usually use.
I then used the leftover cream cheese to make the zucchini slice with cream cheese pastry (also from this site, not sure how to post a link). I have never made pastry before, but it was so easy (less than 3 minutes in the machine), and was easy to roll and tasted lovely.
Thanks, everyone, for such great ideas.
Sue
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: cookie1 on February 09, 2011, 04:30:05 am
I'm glad it's all going well. It makes you feel good when you can use things in the next recipe. eg the cream cheese.
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Nay-nay on February 09, 2011, 05:57:25 am
Another variation is to completely swap chicken for fish. This is very good when you cook the fish in whole fillets then dice through the mix.  ;)
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: JaneeZee on April 14, 2011, 05:22:56 am
I'll confess I haven't tried this - in any form - yet.  Have no idea why.......just not got around to it.  I have a question however - why put the chicken in the larger part of the Varoma & the vegies in the top tray?  Don't the veg take longer than the chicken to cook (unless stuffed & rolled perhaps) & wouldn't you get more vegies in if you did it the othe way around.........Or have I completely misread it?  I'm looking for some all in one dishes to do a bit of a workshop with & want to put this on the list but need to understand it from all you experienced producers of this award winner.  Thanks
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: cookie1 on April 14, 2011, 08:36:27 am
Janeezee I don't see why you can't put it all in one and just make a hole through the centre to let the steam through as Jo does with her cashew/chicken/veg dish.
Perhaps it is so that you can see how the chicken is going, but then you would put it on the top shelf. As it is one of our first all in one meals I guess we have all done as Baf suggested. Once you know your machine you could do whatever you thought was the best.
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Nay-nay on April 14, 2011, 08:45:52 am
Yeah - you just do it how you do it. I like slipping my tray of vegies on for not as long as meat and have found the top tray holds heaps enough vegies for this dish. It really makes a huge amount especially when you add pasta to it as well.  ;)
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: JaneeZee on April 14, 2011, 02:19:37 pm
Thanks Cookie & Nay Nay - guess I've just got to try it to find out........Trouble is with only 2 of us most of the time I don't want to make heaps & heaps - although DH can eat it up when I'm out at demo's rather than dial a pizza!!
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: joolsmicra on July 28, 2011, 11:11:52 pm
really worked well, but needs more green veg.... white cauli, white potatoes, white chicken, white sauce....just a bit too white! lush though!
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: dede on August 08, 2011, 06:47:47 am
Well I'm finally going to try this for tonight's tea. I've read through the recipe a few times and thing I am ready to tackle it. Will let you know what we think later. Hopefully I can fit enough in to feed the 7 of us. Oh well if I can't we have sticky date pudding and ice cream for dessert anyway. Does this make a big feed? Faffa have you tried this?
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: faffa_70 on August 08, 2011, 06:59:18 am
Yep love it Dede just load up the varoma chock a block full with veg  ;D I steam chicken on bother layers and then fill them with veg on top  ;)
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: dede on August 08, 2011, 07:20:18 am
Thanks Faffa. Will see how we go.
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Olive on August 13, 2011, 04:01:51 am
i made this last night, i sprinkled the chicken with cajun spice then added more to the sauce, was night but needed more cajun in the sauce
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: smitch on August 24, 2011, 09:51:24 am
I just made this for the kids - WINNER DINNER!! Three out of Four of them licked their plates clean, the odd one out is in the fussy stage anyway but made a good go of it. Now I'm just waiting for DH to come home so I can eat my serving!! YAY!
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Frozzie on August 24, 2011, 01:08:11 pm
good isnt it....i whip this up whenever i have unexpected guests or cant be bothered cooking something new...they love it and always comment on it  :)
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: astarra on September 28, 2011, 05:44:27 am
OK, this recipe has got me in now ... we're having it for tea tonight - my first all-in-one meal in TM!! (oh, unless you count mushroom rissotto -EDC- with diced chicken in it - so I guess my 2nd!!)
Can't wait to see my reactions!!!
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: astarra on September 29, 2011, 02:01:26 am
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D - that's our family's response!!!!  I sprinkled the chicken with spicy season-all, everything else done exactly to original recipe!! DH  & I found it nicer once we added salt and cracked black pepper, but kids all loved it as it was! Top marks and big thank-you for a healthy, quick & easy meal we had no complaints about! DD3 (8mths) was grizzling for more if I wasn't quick enough with the spoon! Yum! Thanx again!
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Janem on February 14, 2012, 06:53:05 am
I am making this tonight and it keeps boiling over!! not sure what I am doing wrong?? I have had other recipes boil over on me before as well even  when following a recipe exactly as it is in an official thermomix cookbook! Help!! why is stuff boiling over???
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: djinni373 on February 15, 2012, 11:59:26 pm
Hi Janem. I make this a lot (it will be tonight's dinner) and haven't had a problem.

My suggestions would be to check the seal inside the lid is OK (and that is pressed tightly in so it clicks in all 3 spots), and also double check the amount of water you are adding. You could also try a little less water/stock (400-450g).

Please give it another go as this dish is one of our family favourites (and one of the cook's because it is so quick and easy :)) Hope this helps.

Forgot to add: are your scales working properly? Turn on the scales then put the MC on top of the bowl. It should weigh 30gms (or at least mine does).
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: KathS on February 21, 2012, 09:25:36 pm
This was very tasty! Added the leek, white wine and mustard as suggested. This one is going to be a regular for sure.
I'm going to try it with some fish one night as well  :)
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: obbie on March 21, 2012, 03:51:30 am
I have chicken out, so this will be tonight' s dinner.

Robyn ;D
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Hansy on March 31, 2012, 06:00:14 am
This is a regular in our household and has been for months.  I pretty much do original post and vary my Vegies (nice with mushrooms). it's also easily converted to Weightwatchers pro points so is a tasty and healthy dinner. Thanks!
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: bickie on May 15, 2012, 11:04:03 pm
I feel like I am completely missing the point on this popular dish . I thought it was ok - but a bit 'school canteen'. On the whole I am not as keen on these types of all in one dishes from the thermomix. All feels too soft and a bit bland. But I am definitely in the minority!  Might have been the cream cheese i chose which was half fat? Or maybe just not my type of food.
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: judydawn on May 15, 2012, 11:34:53 pm
It's just an ordinary week day meal when you are in a hurry I think bickie.  Just add whatever flavours you want to add a bit of zing to the sauce perhaps - chilli, garlic paste, whatever you fancy.
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: obbie on May 16, 2012, 05:35:30 am
We had this last night again. Great. :)
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Droverjess on May 17, 2012, 08:12:29 am
What could I replace the cream cheese with?
Can't eat cooked cheese in any form.
However cream, milk yogurt all ok.

Thanks in advance for help.
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Blue Wren88 on May 29, 2012, 01:18:16 pm
Made this tonight for dinner and.....we have a winner!!!!!

This will definitely become a regular meal at my house. It was tasty, healthy & soooooo easy!
I made the basic version & will try some variations in the future.
Thank you to everyone who contributes to this forum, you really inspire me to try new things!
My interest in cooking has returned  :)
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Bubbles on June 07, 2012, 11:35:17 am
I finally made this tonight after all the rave reviews -and yep LOVED it! I put dukkah on the chicken as per one of the suggestions, because I had a half finished packet in the cupboard, and did the garlic, onion and white wine in the sauce and DH commented 'it tasted like it was from a fancy restaurant'! I don't think he has EVER said that about my cooking before ;D
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: astarra on June 07, 2012, 11:43:45 am
That must have made you feel awesome, Bubbles!  :D Good going!
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: obbie on June 18, 2012, 12:57:04 am
This is tonight's dinner, yummy..
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Frozzie on June 18, 2012, 06:40:12 am
We had this again for lunch yesterday minus potato as dh cant have any.. Yum as usual!
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: DizzyGirl on June 18, 2012, 07:15:06 am
Frozzie, I have type 2 diabetes and use sweet potato instead of normal potato where I can. Sweet potato is Low GI.
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Frozzie on June 18, 2012, 09:17:25 am
oh thanks for that DG ...at the moment we are only doing meat and veg meals which is hard on DH but we are certainly losing some weight!  :D
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Droverjess on June 18, 2012, 01:51:21 pm
Did anyone have any suggestions for a cheese free version?
Cannot eat cooked cheese at all.
Cream and milk are fine.

Thanks again.
DJ
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Cornish Cream on June 18, 2012, 02:30:01 pm
Did anyone have any suggestions for a cheese free version?
Cannot eat cooked cheese at all.
Cream and milk are fine.

Thanks again.
DJ
Did you see note j DJ substitute coconut cream
Or make a white sauce with the remaining stock and add herbs ie parsley or tarragon
Or  make a mushroom sauce
I'll keep thinking  :D :D
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Droverjess on June 18, 2012, 05:17:37 pm
Ok thanks very much.
DJ
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: goldfish on July 01, 2012, 09:19:08 pm
bumping for those who have missed this gem!!
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: djinni373 on August 31, 2012, 01:34:27 pm
Made this again tonight :-)). The family love it and it is so quick and easy. I added some thinly sliced kale to the sauce tonight. Yum yum. Great all in one meal.  :)
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: cecilia on August 31, 2012, 02:19:09 pm
SueJen was raving about this recipe all weekend.  I just have to try it.   BBS with my own review.  Thank you Baf and Thank you, SueJen.
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: SueJen on August 31, 2012, 02:27:25 pm
Was the first all together meal I made. Made it lots since with all sorts of variations
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: judydawn on August 31, 2012, 04:21:30 pm
What's your favourite variation SueJen?
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: SueJen on August 31, 2012, 04:28:05 pm
Don't really have a favourite just use anything I have really. Do like to add a bit of blue cheese to the sauce though.
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: SueJen on August 31, 2012, 04:32:22 pm
I don't really like sausages but had some left over from a bbq. chopped them up and added to vegies and sauce with a little sweet chilli sauce that I make, loved it.

you seem to be the only one on JD
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: obbie on October 29, 2012, 04:48:45 am
made this again saturday nite. yum
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Post by: VieveMS on November 01, 2012, 07:16:26 am
Made this for dinner tonight - yum!  I rolled my chicken with some bacon and goat's cheese (although I realised afterwards that I probably didn't need any more cheese) and served it with sweet potato and green beans.

My sauce ended up being a lot thicker than some of the other photo's of seen.  I don't trust my scales 100% at the moment, although my MC is showing up at about the correct weight (25-30g), so I probably put in too much flour.  I've got leftovers so I'll add a bit more stock to it when I warm it up next time.
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Halex on November 01, 2012, 08:15:00 am
I confess I havent made this.


Must do so.
H :)
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Amy :-) on November 01, 2012, 08:22:02 am
Neither have I Hally :-))

I'll put it on the menu plan for next week ;)
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Halex on November 01, 2012, 08:26:07 am
Neither have I Hally :-))

I'll put it on the menu plan for next week ;)

SNAP
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Amy :-) on November 01, 2012, 08:29:37 am
What day are you making it? ;D
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Halex on November 01, 2012, 08:32:44 am
Wednesday & you
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Amy :-) on November 01, 2012, 08:34:35 am
Monday ;D
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Mama Fergie on November 01, 2012, 08:37:28 am
You must let me know what it's like as it honestly doesn't appeal to me at all.

I have looked and looked at the recipe but no desire to cook it.

I guess everyone has different tastes .
Title: Re: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: *suzanne* on November 01, 2012, 08:44:02 am
Glad I'm not the only one mf  it has not appealed to me either :-[
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Amy :-) on November 01, 2012, 08:49:18 am
It didn't appeal to me until I read all the rave reviews. Now I decided I might as well give it a shot ;)
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Mama Fergie on November 01, 2012, 09:10:48 am
Glad I'm not the only one mf  it has not appealed to me either :-[

I thought I was the only one Suzanne  so now I don't feel so bad  ;)

Let us know how you go with it Amy  :)
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Amy :-) on November 01, 2012, 09:11:37 am
Sure will MF :D
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Post by: *suzanne* on November 01, 2012, 11:16:04 am
I don't like steamed chicken so I think that's what has put me off maybe I will try it but cook my chicken first in a pan. Do you think that would work?
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Kimmyh on November 01, 2012, 11:36:35 am
Yes I think that would work. I still fry up my chicken the old way for some recipes. I think the brown color it gets gives a bit more flavour to dishes. I have made this recipe and steamed the chicken. Everyone liked it but they didnt rave about it. It is a quick all in one meal.
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Amy :-) on November 01, 2012, 11:52:03 am
So would you just do steamed potatoes and vegetables and the sauce in the TMX, and serve it with some pan fried chicken? It that what you were thinking suzanne?
Title: Re: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: *suzanne* on November 01, 2012, 11:55:02 am
Exactly Amy what do you think?
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Post by: Frozzie on November 01, 2012, 12:00:20 pm
I confess I havent made this.


Must do so.
H :)

WHAT!?? And amy too whT?? Lol. .. A fab recipe.. Lovely tasty and easy.. Get cracking!!
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Amy :-) on November 01, 2012, 12:02:03 pm
Exactly Amy what do you think?

I think it would be great suzanne! I might try a similar thing myself :D

I would probably crumb some chicken strips and either fry or bake so they were crispy. Then you could dip them into the cheesy sauce ;D
Title: Re: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: *suzanne* on November 01, 2012, 12:05:05 pm
Ok you try it first and let us know
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: blackwood on November 01, 2012, 12:07:28 pm
We,, Halex and Amy, I'll be joining you in making this next week! I've read this thread a couple of times now and I have been meaning to make it...just haven't got around to it yet! I'm not as organised as you guys in doing a menu plan, but I will definitely be cooking it next week...how about tuesday (Cup day!) and then we have someone cooking it nearly every night!

Are there any variations which are people's favourites? I like the sound of the variation with mustard...might have to try that one!
Title: Re: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: *suzanne* on November 01, 2012, 12:10:25 pm
I make a chicken, bacon macaroni cheese and put 3tsp of wholegrain mustard in it and it's delicious so I would say yes
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Amy :-) on November 01, 2012, 12:12:42 pm
Sounds like it will be Baf's chicken week! ;D I'll be checking up on you on Tuesday blackwood, and you on Wednesday Hallly! ;D

Ok you try it first and let us know

Okay! :D :D
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: blackwood on November 01, 2012, 12:39:34 pm
oooh, that macaroni cheese sounds good too! Making me hungry!
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Mama Fergie on November 01, 2012, 01:04:37 pm
Macaroni is appealing Suzanne but Baf's chicken is not for me.

I am with you in that I don't like  steamed chicken.

I always pan fry until golden before using in any dish even my chicken pies.
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: achookwoman on November 01, 2012, 08:04:03 pm
I don't like steamed chicken either,  however I have just made this for the first time.  Yes Frozzie!!!!   I was a good easy meal.  I made it to the original recipe.  Next time I will adapt to one of the variations.  DH really liked it.   I suggest you try it as the timing and use of the Varoma are a useful lesson.  baff has this just right.
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Frozzie on November 01, 2012, 08:30:25 pm
😁😁
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Amy :-) on November 01, 2012, 09:50:50 pm
That's a promising review, thanks Chookie! :D
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Halex on November 01, 2012, 09:57:38 pm
Thanks chookie.

Amy & Blackwood which one are you cooking.

I will add thyme to my chicken.

H :)
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Amy :-) on November 01, 2012, 10:02:38 pm
Haven't decided on that bit yet Hally, but I'll let you know as soon as I do ;) I won't do the one you're doing though, I'll do something different ;D
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Wonder on November 01, 2012, 10:43:41 pm
I'm another one who hasn't made this (not that I remember anyway). I'm actually not a fan of boiled potatoes, they have to be golden brown and crispy for me to eat them.
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: judydawn on November 02, 2012, 01:02:38 am
I've only done this a few times, it's something you can just throw together when you've had a busy day.  It's healthy and light and the basic recipe is a little bland but I don't mind it for a change and DH has never complained as it is meat (chicken) with 3 or more vegies and he likes that.

I'd love to know which is the tastiest version of this recipe.
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Amy :-) on November 02, 2012, 02:58:07 am
I think I might make my own variation. I like doing that ;D
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: blackwood on November 02, 2012, 10:58:48 am
I was initially thinking of making the version with honey mustard etc, but I think I'm now leaning towards the one where you saute a diced leek in butter first; add white wine/stock and mustard. Cook 200g macaroni for approx 20 minutes.

I'd like to try a few variations!

Wonder, you could always make it with pasta instead of potatoes? (I agree, boiled potatoes can be a bit boring...I still like them, but they're no where near as tasty as ones that are golden brown and crispy! :)

Let us know what variation you come up with Amy!
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Amy :-) on November 02, 2012, 11:02:08 am
There is actually a lot of potential in this dish ;D

The pressure is on! :o :D
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 02, 2012, 02:55:15 pm
Hope you rise to the challenge of doing a "best of bafs chicken ..." (of course if you think your recipe is any better than anyone else's there may need to be a poll ...
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Amy :-) on November 05, 2012, 10:40:48 am
I did my variation tonight! Your turn tomorrow night blackwood ;D

What I did:

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
Prepare varoma - broccoli and cauliflower in dish, fill tray with sliced mushrooms.
500g stock in bowl, 500g mixed potato and sweet potato in steamer basket - 10 mins/varoma/speed 4.
Varoma in position - 20 minutes/varoma/speed 4.
Prepare chicken - cut into strips, coat in egg and chunky breadcrumbs, sprinkle with Morrocan seasoning.
Place in oven, use gut feeling - cooking time will depend on thickness of strips. Mine took about 20 minutes.
Remove steamer basket and varoma from TMX, keep vegetables warm. Tip mushrooms into bowl along with cream cheese and 30g flour. Cook for 8-10 minutes/90 degrees/reverse + speed 3.
Check chicken. If ready, slice into chunks to serve. Arrange on plates with vegetables and drizzle with sauce.
YUMMMMY ;D
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Kimmyh on November 05, 2012, 10:54:51 am
Well done Amy it looks yummy. Glad you finally tried it.
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: blackwood on November 05, 2012, 12:36:06 pm
Oh my goodness! Amy, that looks unbelievably good! I have the chicken defrosting in the fridge as we speak...all ready for Baf's chicken tomorrow night! I am so under pressure now...I was planning on doing it pretty much as written and doing "variation h"! - I still feel too new at this to be creative enough to make up my own recipe!!!

I do like your idea if adding the moroccan seasoning to the chicken (I don't have any herbamore  - I'll have to looks for that at the shops!) Amy, may I copy your idea of using moroccan seasoning?

OK, I'll try to remember to take a photo of it before we gobble it down, but it might take me a little while to learn how to upload photos onto the forum.

I'll let you know how i'm going tomorrow...I feel lucky to know that if I get into trouble making a new recipe that there'll always be someone on the forum ready to help!!!  ;)

 
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Cornish Cream on November 05, 2012, 12:50:17 pm
Here is a recipe for a Moroccan Spice called  Ras El Hanout (http://www.ukthermomix.com/recshow.php?rec_id=82) blackwood. Amy's might be different ;D
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Mama Fergie on November 05, 2012, 01:01:33 pm
That's the one I use CC and we love it. I use it on fish, chicken and lamb in various dishes. I have made some for each of my kids as they really like te flavours too. Much nicer than the pre-packaged ones.  :)
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Amy :-) on November 05, 2012, 02:15:58 pm
Oh my goodness! Amy, that looks unbelievably good! I have the chicken defrosting in the fridge as we speak...all ready for Baf's chicken tomorrow night! I am so under pressure now...I was planning on doing it pretty much as written and doing "variation h"! - I still feel too new at this to be creative enough to make up my own recipe!!!

I do like your idea if adding the moroccan seasoning to the chicken (I don't have any herbamore  - I'll have to looks for that at the shops!) Amy, may I copy your idea of using moroccan seasoning?

OK, I'll try to remember to take a photo of it before we gobble it down, but it might take me a little while to learn how to upload photos onto the forum.

I'll let you know how i'm going tomorrow...I feel lucky to know that if I get into trouble making a new recipe that there'll always be someone on the forum ready to help!!!  ;)

Thanks blackwood!! I'm sure you could come up with your own variation if you wanted to, its just matching flavours and tweaking cooking techniques ;)
Of course you can use moroccan seasoning! In fact, I highly recommend you try it because it is so yummy :D :D
Good luck tomorrow, we'll be here if you need us! ;D
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Halex on November 05, 2012, 09:41:40 pm
Amy, t looks fantastic.

I am only doing a basic one, still cant do too much atm with my trapped nerve >:( still seeing physio every other day. Will be using mushrooms & asparagus as I have them in my fridge.

H :)
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Amy :-) on November 05, 2012, 10:00:15 pm
Thanks Hally :)
I'm sorry the nerve is still trapped >:(
You could do this again when you're better too, then you can do something really spectacular :D
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: blackwood on November 06, 2012, 10:49:36 am
Hey team! Well, I made Baf's chicken tonight. YAY!!! It was a big success! Double YAY!  :D I didn't get to take a photo of it, due to a crying baby in need of a feed, as well as my poor presentation skills BOO :( (which I am going to need to drastically improve on!)

It was very tasty! I sauted the leek in butter, then added the stock, verjuice and mustard. I coated the chicken in dried tarragon and cooked it in the varoma. I steamed carrot, zucchini and red capsicum. With 8 mins to go, i added the macaroni to the bowl, then added mushrooms with 2 mins to go. I added the cream cheese at the end and then mixed everything together in the thermoserver, with a sliced avocado and some chopped parsley as well.  

My 5 year old daughter was very impressed and told me "this is a very special tea mummy!" and followed it up with telling me I am the best cook in the world!!! (hehe...far from it!!!) but oh so cute!

I'll try a few different variations of this meal after I get around to making a few other things off my very long list of things to try!

Thanks for helping me to make something new!!!
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Amy :-) on November 06, 2012, 10:56:15 am
That sounds fantastic blackwood!! :D Bummer we didn't get a photo, but I think we can take yours and your daughter's word that it was it was pretty spectacular! ;D
Title: Re: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Kimmyh on November 07, 2012, 07:30:39 am
Seeing as it is Baf's chicken week, I made a new version tonight and served it as a side with sausages. This is what I did:
440g water and 1 pkt French onion soup mix in tmx. Potatoes in basket.
Cook as per recipe, adding varoma with veggies after ten min and cooking for another 20 or until all are tender. Tip potatoes and veg into thermoserve.
Leave soup and water in tmx and add 100g cream and 30g cornflour. Cook as per recipe then pour over vegies.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/07/utehanyg.jpg)
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Halex on November 07, 2012, 07:36:13 am
Looks lovely :) :P
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Amy :-) on November 07, 2012, 08:07:00 am
Very nice Kimmy :D
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: blackwood on November 07, 2012, 10:36:57 am
Hey, that looks great kimmyh! Was it yummy? Did you enjoy it?

I'm keen on trying some different variations...my family loved this! We had some left overs for tea tonight (heated gently on the stove, needed to add some more water, a few extra steamed vegies and some extra cooked macaroni pasta (just to strech it out enough). Still really nice!

I probably enjoyed it even more tonight that last night. I think adding the few extra vegies, pasta and watering it down slightly made the sauce less cheesy and rich, which I preferred.

So, who is cooking this tomorrow night????  ;)
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Kimmyh on November 07, 2012, 11:14:06 am
We loved this version tonight Blackwood. Potatoes, cream and French onion soup is something I have cooked in the oven for a few years now. Worked really well with the vegies and good to use varoma as I don't use it enough. So who is next?
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: blackwood on November 07, 2012, 11:22:44 am
sounds good kimmyh, i'll have to try your variation sometime! I'm loving the varoma too. I need to search for more recipes that use it! (particularly the all-in-one meals) I love steaming vegies in the varoma, they taste and look so much better!
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Post by: Kimmyh on November 07, 2012, 11:29:01 am
Me too Blackwood.
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: cookie1 on November 11, 2012, 03:59:07 am
Kimmy it looks so nice I have given it a new thread. It will  make it easier to find when we wish to make it.  I will try it in the next menu plan.
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Kimmyh on November 11, 2012, 09:02:36 am
Thanks cookie I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: judydawn on November 11, 2012, 09:47:16 am
I need to search for more recipes that use it! (particularly the all-in-one meals) I love steaming vegies in the varoma, they taste and look so much better!

Blackwood, here are some more varoma meals from the early days of the forum

Thermomixer's Pork Buns (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=1380.0)

Thermomixer's Mini Spanish Chicken Ballotines (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=880.0)

Thermomixer's Mini Italian Ballotines (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=879.0)

Thermomixer's Mini Asian Ballotines (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=878.0)

Thermomixer's Drunken Chicken  (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=876.0)

Thermomixer's Soy Sauce Chicken (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=875.0)

Thermomixer's Yoshoku Chicken Meatballs in Gingery Tomato Sauce (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=93.0)

Zan's Orange Maple Chicken (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5554.0)

Riv Mum's Chilli Chicken Dumplings (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=584.0)

Riv Mum's Mustard Brandy Chicken (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=2902.0)

Riv Mum's Chicken, Ricotta & Spinach Cannelloni (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=1190.0)

Ozzy-dj's Garlicky Chicken (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3427.0)
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Kimmyh on November 11, 2012, 11:58:03 am
Thank you for the list JD. Like Blackwood I am keen to use the varoma more. Looking forward to trying some of these recipes. They all sound good.
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: blackwood on November 13, 2012, 11:42:00 am
Wow, thanks so much for that JD. I'll have a look at each of those recipes! I really love cooking in the varoma. It's such a healthy way of cooking and I'm amazed by how good meals done in the varoma actually taste!

Thanks again JD, I really appreciate it!  :)
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: KerrynN on December 02, 2012, 08:12:32 am
Just made this with KFC spice on the chicken. Yummy!
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Post by: Kimmyh on December 02, 2012, 10:49:02 am
Great idea Kerryn :)
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Amy :-) on December 02, 2012, 10:58:35 am
Why didn't I think of that last night! Such a good idea Kerryn :D
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Frozzie on December 02, 2012, 08:17:26 pm
Havent seen rivmum around for ages??? Seems a number of older members have drifted off somewhere :(
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Amy :-) on December 02, 2012, 10:05:35 pm
I guess people just move on Frozzie :(
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Post by: Chickie on December 06, 2012, 12:41:28 pm
Yummo!! Made this tonight with the last variation and mashed the potato - the whole family really enjoyed it!

Sorry photo is blurry :S
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: baf65 on December 07, 2012, 11:21:28 am
thought I would make this tonight myself!! havent made it for about a year!! ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: judydawn on December 07, 2012, 11:23:24 am
Hi Baf, you must be very proud of the way this recipe has stayed amongst the most popular on the forum. 
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: obbie on December 10, 2012, 06:41:39 am
Love it Baf
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Post by: beaniegoesnuts on December 17, 2012, 10:43:45 am
Got my thermomix today and this was the first meal I made. It was delicious, especially the sauce. So creamy and extra tasty coz of the stock base. Nommy nommy nommy. Thanks for this awesome recipe. can't wait to try out other stuff!!!
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Post by: Kimmyh on December 17, 2012, 11:10:48 am
Well done bgn glad you enjoyed it. I love it too. Have fun with thermie.
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Post by: Amy :-) on December 17, 2012, 10:43:40 pm
Good work BGN :) This is a very versatile recipe, you can do heaps of things with it! Looking forward to hearing what else you cook :D
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Post by: Persistenttiger on December 20, 2012, 03:55:38 am
I am  going to try this tonight. I will use chicken thighs and stuff or wrap with bacon and sundried tomato (that I dehydrated myself!).
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Post by: charlieboy on February 09, 2013, 08:52:36 am
Love this... Thanks for sharing :)
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Post by: obbie on April 03, 2013, 03:26:39 am
Having this tonight
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Post by: Aussie Brenda on April 08, 2013, 08:11:50 am
I'm having this tonight, with a little wine and mustard in the sauce.
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: deedub on April 18, 2013, 03:00:29 am
Made this for dinner last night, a regular in our house. I used wine, garlic & onion in the sauce, and added a couple of mushrooms at the end with the cheese & flour - yum!
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: Brumington on October 05, 2013, 10:49:26 am
I have been eyeing this recipe off ever since getting my TMX. Why did it take me so long? It's delicious. I followed a previous variation. I fried off onion and garlic, added 100ml of white wine in lieu of some of the water and just salt and peppered the chicken. A true winner for our household. My 4yo stated 'Mummy, this sauce is delicious....you are a really good cooker.' ☺ Big thumbs up.
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Post by: cookie1 on October 05, 2013, 12:34:14 pm
So cute Brumington.
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Post by: judydawn on October 05, 2013, 01:33:43 pm
A good cooker indeed Brumington - bless your child for saying such a lovely thing :D
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: kmw on December 02, 2013, 12:08:20 pm
Made this for dinner tonight, very simple tasty family dish. My 15 month asked for "more" so 👍 from her. I pretty well stuck to the basic recipe other than using a cream cheese spread I had made for lunch today that had cannellini beans in it (recipe from CC that I adapted as I didn't have feta) so sauce wasn't as cheesy but still good. I can see now how you can adapt this recipe with so many variations.
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Post by: djinni373 on December 10, 2013, 10:11:02 am
Making this again tonight. The teens in this house love it. DD18 has chosen it as her birthday dinner  ;D We (still) love it. Thanks baf :)
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Post by: Halex on January 05, 2014, 10:05:42 pm
Having another crack of this soon as its a Varoma meal. Did it when I had my trapped nerve so no memory of it, lol.

H :)
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Post by: TwoBoyNaTMX on February 03, 2014, 06:48:49 am
Trying this tonight
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Post by: TwoBoyNaTMX on February 03, 2014, 11:59:54 am
Was great, thanks so much for sharing.
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: dustbunny on April 03, 2014, 11:18:20 am
Wow, this was an inspiring recipe - I hope to try it very soon because I can tell it's just the kind of thing that our family loves.

I summarised the new variations in my recipe notes and thought I'd share them here: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s13/sh/5eddc38a-ac93-487b-ac74-7dbf86ce794d/a6dcc9beae5665b66a5b76646f26fc19 (https://www.evernote.com/shard/s13/sh/5eddc38a-ac93-487b-ac74-7dbf86ce794d/a6dcc9beae5665b66a5b76646f26fc19)

If you want to post any further variations, I would be happy to add them to my notes so that they are all in one place :)
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Post by: Kimmyh on April 03, 2014, 12:35:08 pm
Wow dustbunny. You've been busy. Thanks for sharing the link.
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Post by: Bedlam on April 03, 2014, 12:37:22 pm
That looks wonderful DB
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Post by: dustbunny on April 03, 2014, 12:38:56 pm
Lol, thanks guys - I think it's the librarian in me :) I'm working on Tracy O's honey mustard chicken now!
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Post by: judydawn on April 03, 2014, 01:13:17 pm
That's trudyO dustbunny.
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Post by: dustbunny on April 03, 2014, 01:32:41 pm
Oh yes, must have had a brain fart - I meant Trudy :)
Title: Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
Post by: judydawn on June 05, 2014, 09:14:43 am
I made an apricot chicken version of this recipe today. It made 3 small serves.

600g chicken stock
300g chicken breast - cut into 3 flat slices
190g apricot nectar (3/4 cup)
1/4 - 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger to taste
1.5 tbspns FOSM (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6744.0)
Carrot slices 2cm thick
Potatoes (whatever size you like roast potatoes but not too large)
sm Cauliflower florets
sm Broccoli florets
1.5 tsps. cornflour mixed with a little water to thicken.
S & P to taste

Place the stock into the TM bowl.
 
I folded the tenderloin piece back and cut away a bit more of the chicken flesh with it then sliced the remaining piece of fillet into 2 pieces horizontally.

Place the 3 pieces of chicken into an oval shaped casserole dish which will fit into the varoma dish and which has a lid that can be upturned to make another receptacle for the vegies.  Sprinkle with the FOSM, pour over the nectar and add the ginger.  Set aside.

Place the carrots then the potato into the steaming basket, insert into the TM bowl and cook 8 mins/speed 4/varoma temp.

Place the varoma with the chicken on top and cook for 5 mins/speed 4/varoma temp

Place the cauli & broccoli florets in the upturned lid of the casserole dish and cook a further 8 minutes/speed 4/varoma temp

Remove the potatoes from the steaming basket to score and brown in oil on the stove top and take the cauliflower florets only from the varoma and place in the steaming basket with the carrots, turn the chicken pieces and continue cooking the chicken and vegies for 14 mins/speed 4/varoma temp

Remove the chicken and vegies to the thermosaver whilst you brown the potatoes and make the sauce.  Remove all but 80g (1/3 cup) of the chicken steaming liquid from the bowl, add the apricot nectar from the casserole dish and cook for 1 min/100ospeed 4, pouring the slurry of cornflour in through the lid during this time.

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Post by: Cornish Cream on June 05, 2014, 09:18:34 am
A great variation of the recipe Judy.It looks delicious. 8)
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Post by: judydawn on June 05, 2014, 09:34:20 am
Thanks Denise, I had dishes everywhere afterwards  :D :D but I did enjoy it.
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Post by: cookie1 on June 05, 2014, 01:27:00 pm
Thanks Denise, I had dishes everywhere afterwards  :D :D but I did enjoy it.

That's unusual with the thermomix. The recipe sounds nice.
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Post by: Kimby83 on July 10, 2017, 03:06:01 pm
I made this dish tonight - wanted something tasty and easy, and remembered this old faithful 😊 I'm doing whole30 though at the moment so I can't have dairy or cornflour, I used a large handful of cashews and some tapioca flour instead. I whizzed up the cashews after throwing them in and it made the sauce yummy and creamy. I didn't fancy coconut cream in the sauce so thought the cashews would produce a similar result. It was so good!!! Going to use this version with lots of variations - love love love this recipe! Thankyou Baf!
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Post by: judydawn on July 10, 2017, 03:14:59 pm
Thanks for bumping this recipe Kimby, it meant I saw my version made 3 years ago - I must do that again!
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Post by: cookie1 on July 11, 2017, 07:02:14 am
A thank you from me for the bump too Kimby. It is a lovely meal.
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Post by: djinni373 on July 12, 2017, 03:33:10 am
This has been a favourite in our house for many years but I have never thought to do a sauce based on cashews. Great idea thanks Kimby83 :)