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Masterstock Steamed Chicken



4 portion(s)


  • 10 centimetres Ginger, peeled
  • 1 red shallot, halved
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 spring onions, roots removed
  • 4 Chillies, with or without seeds
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil


  • 1 stalk lemongrass, cut into 3-4 pieces
  • 3 Kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 cinnamon quill, broken into 3-4 pieces
  • 2 star anise
  • 10 peppercorns black
  • 1000 grams water
  • 450 grams soy sauce
  • 150 grams Chinese cooking wine (shao xing)
  • 50 grams coconut sugar or palm sugar


  • 1 whole chicken size 15-16

Rice & Vegetables

  • 300 grams jasmine rice, washed
  • 900 grams water
  • 1 bunch broccolini
  • 2 Bok Choy/Pak Choy, washed & split in half
  • 6
    1h 40min
    Preparation 20min
  • 7
  • 8
    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

    Sauce & Masterstock
  1. Place prepared sauce ingredients in Closed lid and blend 3 sec, speed 7.

    Scrape down sides and saute for 2 mins, Varoma, speed 1.

    Remove half of the spice paste & set aside.

    Add prepared Masterstock ingredients to Closed lid.

  2. Place your chicken in the Varoma breast side down & place on Closed lid55-65 mins, depending on chicken size, Varoma, speed 1.

    When chicken is cooked, remove from Varoma and place in an ovenproof container in a warm oven.

    Strain the masterstock from Closed lid & add 250-350ml to the reserved spice paste, use this to baste the chicken as it rests while you cook the rice & vegetables.

    Allow remaining masterstock to cool, then freeze.

  3. Rice & Vegetables
  4. Pour water into Closed lid, rice into simmering basket.

    Place broccolini evenly in Varoma and Bok Choy on Varoma tray.

    16 mins, Varoma, speed 2.


  5. To Serve
  6. Carve chicken & serve with rice & steamed broccolini & bok choy.

    Pour over the remaining spice paste & masterstock mix, or divide into sauce dishes for dipping.


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This can be prepared in the TM31. I have prepared this dish a number of times & have between 750ml & 900ml of masterstock remaining which I freeze.

The next time you make this dish, weigh your defrosted masterstock into Closed lid and add water to 1600g then add all ingredients except water, soy & chinese cooking wine.

After using the masterstock a couple of times you might want to adjust flavours with less sugar, more soy. More sugar & wine for a sweeter sauce, or add a dried chilli or 2 for extra spice.

As long as you cool the masterstock rapidly & freeze, and defrost overnight in the fridge to use the next day, your masterstock will continue to improve & become more intense over time.

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  • loved this. Thank you! Didn't

    Submitted by Tiffomix on 3. December 2015 - 20:37.

    loved this. Thank you! Didn't have a few ingreds and still was delicious (eg lemongrass, ginger). My rice didn't cook properly but I was using Basmati not jasmine in my TM5 so maybe that was why, I just added more water and cooked it for another 5 mins and it was fine.

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  • Even the kids liked it! It

    Submitted by CeceG on 3. August 2015 - 21:35.

    Even the kids liked it! It can be really hard introducing new meals to young kids but this passed for all. Delicious! I also like the idea of being able to freeze & reuse the masterstock. Thank you!

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  • A delight to cook and most

    Submitted by Deborah R on 1. August 2015 - 14:15.


    A delight to cook and most impressive to serve to discerning interstate foodie visitors.  Thank you, will look for more of your offerings!

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  • Absolutely delicious! Loved

    Submitted by reneeb on 14. July 2015 - 14:23.

    Absolutely delicious! Loved this recipe.

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