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Mexican Chicken All-in-One Varoma Meal


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Ingredients

4 portion(s)

For your All-in-One Varoma Meal

  • 1 bunch fresh coriander, leaves only
  • 1000 g chicken thighs, or one package
  • 20 g chili powder, or Mexican spice blend
  • 2 tbsp plain flour or rice flour, - OR - 1 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Red Capiscum, (red pepper), seeds removed and cut into strips
  • 1 green capiscum, (green pepper), seeds removed and cut into strips
  • 1000 g water
  • 200 - 400 g basmati rice, or long-grain rice
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 or 2 spring onions, sliced thinly

Optional

  • green beans, or carrot and courgette tagliatelle

You will also need

  • a shallow dish or a plastic bag
  • a foil-lined baking tray if you crisp the skin under the grill
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Recipe's preparation

    Make your Mexican Chicken All-in-One Varoma Meal
  1. Chop coriander leaves at speed 6/3 seconds. Scrape out with spatula and set aside.

  2. Place chili powder or Mexican Spice Blend and your chosen flour into a plastic bag along with the salt and pepper. Add the chicken thighs, close the bag and shake to coat evenly. If you’re using a shallow dish, toss all ingredients in the dish with your hands until evenly coated. Place the coated chicken thighs into the Varoma dish and scatter the strips of red and green peppers/capsicum on top. Pop the lid onto the Varoma.

     

  3. Add 1000 g of water to the Thermomix bowl, place the TM lid on top and place the Varoma on the lid. Cook 40 minutes/Varoma setting/Speed 2. (Optional: prepare some green beans or carrot and courgette tagliatelle.)

     

  4. Very carefully remove the Varoma from the Thermomix. Remove the TM lid and insert the simmering basket. Weigh in the rice and add 1 tsp. of salt. (Optional: add your prepared green beans or carrot and courgette tagliatelle to the Varoma tray and place the tray into the Varoma.) Replace the TM lid and the Varoma. Rinse the rice 10 seconds/Speed 7 and notice the wonderful Soft Start safety feature. Cook another 10 minutes/Varoma setting/Speed 2. Now’s the time to preheat your oven on a high grill setting.

     

  5. After 10 minutes, very carefully remove the Varoma and set it aside on its upturned lid. Take the pepper/capsicum strips from the Varoma and place them on top of the partially-cooked rice in the simmering basket. Finish cooking the rice 10 minutes/Varoma setting/Speed 2.

     

  6. Now place your skin-on chicken thighs onto a foil-lined baking tray and pop them under the grill for 5 minutes or until the spice-coated skin is nice and crispy. You might want to warm some plates in the oven while the chicken is crisping up.

     

  7. At the end of the crisping and cooking time, serve your Mexican Chicken Thighs on top of the fragrant rice and pepper/capsicum strips, along with your optional additional vegetables. Garnish with lots of chopped coriander and spring onion for a lovely, fresh contrast.

     

    Bon appétit !

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Tip

This is a great mid-week family meal that won’t cost an arm and a leg. You can either steam the chicken thighs with their skin and then crisp them up under the grill or remove the skin for a lower fat version that will be just as tasty. To make it go even further, add some more veg such as green beans or carrot and courgette tagliatelli to the Varoma tray during the last 15 minutes of steaming.


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  • Hi and thanks for your

    Submitted by Madame Thermomix on 5. April 2016 - 18:33.

    Hi and thanks for your comment. Spice is totally personal and 5 g of chili powder is equal to 1 tsp.  I use a pre-prepared Mexican spice mixture containing ground red chilis, oregano, cumin, masa flour and the like, which gives a complex yet relatively mild flavour. I never use straight ground red chilis and I assume you didn't either tmrc_emoticons.;-) I suggest that you rinse your chicken thighs and reheat them in the Varoma or the simmering basket. This should take away some of the taste so you don't waste your food. Thanks for trying the recipe anyway!

    Former Thermomix Team Leader @ Thermomix UK. Now living & blogging in France @ http://www.whyisthereair.com  http://www.saveursetsouvenirs.com

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  • Thanks for posting your

    Submitted by AshLeMix on 5. April 2016 - 17:44.

    Thanks for posting your recipe. I made this tonight, I followed the ingredients list and thought that 20g of chilli powder seemed like a LOT of chilli do I only used 5g. This was STILL too much. My husband refused to eat it and we like chilli! 

    My recommendation would be perhaps just 1 or 1/2 a teaspoon of chilli powder.

    Now we have a kg of chicken thighs that can't be eaten tmrc_emoticons.-(

    Great recipe idea though.

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  • Hi Libby, sorry for the late

    Submitted by Madame Thermomix on 20. January 2016 - 19:08.

    Hi Libby, sorry for the late response, I'm in France and there's quite a time difference. Yes, the coriander is a lovely, fragrant garnish at the end. See step 7. I hope you enjoyed your Mexican Chicken in the Varoma ! 

    Former Thermomix Team Leader @ Thermomix UK. Now living & blogging in France @ http://www.whyisthereair.com  http://www.saveursetsouvenirs.com

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  • Half way through making this

    Submitted by Libbylibster on 20. January 2016 - 17:30.

    Half way through making this dish... but when do you add the corriander? Is it just as a garnish at the end?

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  • Oh yes, what a great idea! I

    Submitted by Madame Thermomix on 15. December 2015 - 19:56.

    Oh yes, what a great idea! I think coconut flour would work very well in this recipe and give the whole dish an even more complex taste. Wonderful idea! Because coconut flour is even more absorbent than wheat flour or rice flour, I recommend only using 1 Tbsp. coconut flour in the recipe.

    Bon appétit with Why is There Air and Happy Thermomix cooking!

    Former Thermomix Team Leader @ Thermomix UK. Now living & blogging in France @ http://www.whyisthereair.com  http://www.saveursetsouvenirs.com

    Life is short so stir it up!

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  • Would this work with coconut

    Submitted by Ameg123 on 15. December 2015 - 18:37.

    Would this work with coconut flour, do you think?

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