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Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
« 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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« Last Edit: January 29, 2011, 06:29:43 am by cookie1 »
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Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
« Reply #1 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.  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
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Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
« Reply #2 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.

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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011, 02:40:18 am »
well done!  wow amazing how many variations! have to try one or two myself sometime!

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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2011, 04:14:12 am »
You get a big gold star for the original recipe Baf. :-*
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2011, 05:50:04 am »
My TMX arrived this afternoon (YAY!!) and I am making this for our dinner, thanks!

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« Reply #6 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  :-*
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« Reply #7 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

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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2011, 09:45:05 am »
Erin, so glad it went well and you all enjoyed your first TMX dinner!!

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« Reply #9 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!!
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Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2011, 10:27:09 am »
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Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
« Reply #11 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.

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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2011, 11:27:23 am »
Thanks Cookie and CP63 for the hard work put into this new version. :)
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Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
« Reply #13 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.

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Re: Baf's Chicken in Varoma with all the variations.
« Reply #14 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