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Re: baf65's Award Winning Creamy Chicken and Vegies in the Varoma.
« Reply #90 on: December 18, 2010, 10:55:01 pm »
Thanks for sharing this recipe! I added honey, mustard and garlic to the stock and loved the eventual gravy.

However I do find it quite troublesome cleaning the varoma after steaming the chicken. The meat juices make the "holes" in the varoma quite oily and I always have to wash it ~3 times to fully get rid of the oil stains. Anyone encounter this?

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Re: baf65's Award Winning Creamy Chicken and Vegies in the Varoma.
« Reply #91 on: December 19, 2010, 01:22:30 am »

However I do find it quite troublesome cleaning the varoma after steaming the chicken. The meat juices make the "holes" in the varoma quite oily and I always have to wash it ~3 times to fully get rid of the oil stains. Anyone encounter this?

I usually spray the varoma dish with cooking spray  before placing chicken in to cook.
Then once all finished, I soak it soapy water immediately after serving up and it all cleans off easily.
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Re: baf65's Award Winning Creamy Chicken and Vegies in the Varoma.
« Reply #92 on: December 19, 2010, 02:23:38 am »
I spray the Varoma with olive oil spray before placing the chicken and vegetables in. I also rinse the Varoma straight after cooking and then put it in the dishwasher. Varoma comes out good as new afterwards.
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Re: baf65's Award Winning Creamy Chicken and Vegies in the Varoma.
« Reply #93 on: December 29, 2010, 11:48:23 am »
I made this last night...YUMM.
500gms water
2 cloves garlic
2 tomatoes
2 spoons vegi stock
1 large field mushroom
3 spring onions - all in the bowl
Chicken in varoma, broccoli, zucchini & capsicum in the top of the varoma.

Added 125 (half a block of Philly cheese) to the sauce at the end and blitzed to make a smoother gravy.
Mixed with pasta that I cooked on the stove.  Yumm - very moreish.
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Re: baf65's Award Winning Creamy Chicken and Vegies in the Varoma.
« Reply #94 on: December 30, 2010, 03:18:28 am »
Thanks. Another version for us to try.
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Re: baf65's Award Winning Creamy Chicken and Vegies in the Varoma.
« Reply #95 on: January 26, 2011, 11:13:01 am »
My DS9 did a great job of this last night. Heaps of vegetables. I used some leftover herb and garlic dip that I'd made. Also added some white wine. I did the 10minutes potatoes, add vegetables, 10 minutes later add chicken, 10minutes later it's all done. We couldn't believe how easy it was and how yummy it was. Not many left overs last night.
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Re: baf65's Award Winning Creamy Chicken and Vegies in the Varoma.
« Reply #96 on: January 27, 2011, 03:37:29 am »
It would be great if TMXR or acting moderator were able to add some of the variations just under the recipe to save scrolling through all the pages - would this be do able? I would volunteer to compile them and PM them when finished if that would help any.
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Re: baf65's Award Winning Creamy Chicken and Vegies in the Varoma.
« Reply #97 on: January 27, 2011, 05:11:46 am »
That sounds brilliant CP63. If you want to compile them and send them to me, I'll put them under the recipe. I think I could do that. If you don't have time to compile them let me know and I'll do it.
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Re: baf65's Award Winning Creamy Chicken and Vegies in the Varoma.
« Reply #98 on: January 27, 2011, 07:17:31 am »
no worries, I'll do it  ;D
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Re: baf65's Award Winning Creamy Chicken and Vegies in the Varoma+variations
« Reply #99 on: January 28, 2011, 12:25:54 am »
This now has it's own thread

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

 
 
« Last Edit: January 28, 2011, 06:19:41 am by cookie1 »
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Re: baf65's Award Winning Creamy Chicken and Vegies in the Varoma.
« Reply #100 on: January 28, 2011, 02:19:54 am »
well done and thank you cookie :)
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