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Syrian Chicken


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Ingredients

4 portion(s)

Syrian Chicken

  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 chilli, (to taste)
  • 1 onion, peeled & halved
  • 30 g ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cumin, ground
  • 2 tsp cinnamon, ground
  • 1 tsp cracked pepper
  • 1 tsp tumeric powder
  • 500 g diced chicken thighs
  • 30 g olive oil
  • 2 tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 100 g chick peas, tinned
  • 100 g white wine
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice and lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp cummin seeds
  • 1 tbsp vegetable stock, (made in TM)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 50 gram currants
  • Couscous to serve
  • coriander fresh, for garnish

Optional

  • 1 tablespoon sumac
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses
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    • Appliance TM 6 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 6
    • 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!
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      Recipe is created for
      TM 31
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Recipe's preparation

    Don't be intimidated by the list of ingredients, it's really quick and easy to prepare. This was one of my favourite Karen Martini dishes hence was one of the first dishes I converted after getting my Thermomix! (6 years ago)
  1. 1. Add onion, garlic, chilli, lemon zest and ginger to the TM bowl. Speed 6 for 3-4 secs. Scrape down sides.

    2. Add salt, ground cumin, cinnamon, pepper and tumeric. Speed 6 for 2 seconds. Scrape down sides if required.

    3. Add chicken and oil. Set to 100 defrees Counter-clockwise operation for 10 minutes, Gentle stir setting

    4. Add chickpeas, lemon juice, tomatoes, cumin seeds, honey, wine, stock, currants, saffron. You can also add the pomegranate molasses and sumac here if you are using them.

    5. Cook 100 degrees, Counter-clockwise operation Gentle stir setting for 6 minutes. (MC tilted or off)

    6. Serve with couscous garnished with fresh coriander.
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Tip

Couscous can be steamed in the Varoma. Put the cooked chicken in the Thermoserver to keep warm. Rinse 200g of couscous under tap. Line varoma tray with wet baking paper and lay out couscous on paper. Add 1 ltre of water to the TM bowl, place Varoma unit on top and set to Varoma temperature for 15 minutes.

If using chicken breast you are better off coating it lightly in the spice mix but then steaming it in the Varoma for 10 mins and then finish off in the sauce in the TM bowl for the last few mins as chicken breast tends to shred in the bowl. I have tried steaming the chicken breast in the Varoma dish and the couscous in the Varoma tray while the sauce was cooking so it is all cooked at once. I'll update this recipe with those instructions once I have the cooking times a bit more accurate.
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I've updated the recipe to remove the extra salt and reduced the amount of Concentrated Vegetable Stock to 1 tablespoon following comments that it is too salty. I should have remembered that I only use half the salt that is recommended in the EDC when I make my veggie stock and I had forgotten the extra salt was included - my salt tastes have changed over the years and I haven't been added it myself. Apologies to those that found it too salty.

Also, you should be able to cook this in the later models of TMs. I just don't know if all the contols are the same. I think it's a bigger problem making something in a TM31 when it is created for a TM5 only becasue the bowl is smaller in the TM31


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  • A massive hit in our household - a great addition...

    Submitted by Emmylou78 on 9. December 2019 - 20:49.

    A massive hit in our household - a great addition to the quick weekly meals roster Smile

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  • Made this last night and the flavor was amazing,...

    Submitted by jbzboys on 15. November 2019 - 04:03.

    Made this last night and the flavor was amazing, but a bit salty for our tastes. I think next time I make it, I will add only 1 tbsp of vege stock and maybe leave out the extra tsp of salt, and only 1 tsp of cinnamon. Otherwise it was wonderful.

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  • I love this Karen MArtini Recipe and mkae it often...

    Submitted by KatharineB on 14. June 2019 - 18:14.

    I love this Karen MArtini Recipe and mkae it often - very glad to find a Thermomix version, and it's cooking now! Thanks!

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  • Hi there, keen to try this tonight as new to...

    Submitted by Alanabeard on 12. February 2019 - 11:17.

    Hi there, keen to try this tonight as new to owning a thermo mix. Can I use this in the latest thermo? Also, what speed is the spoon symbol? BakingMad:

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  • Hi All, can this be made in the TM5? Also, what...

    Submitted by Alanabeard on 12. February 2019 - 11:15.

    Hi All, can this be made in the TM5? Also, what speed is the spoon symbol?

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  • This was definitely a winner so yummy, served with...

    Submitted by Jonica on 15. December 2018 - 23:09.

    This was definitely a winner so yummy, served with cauliflower rice 😊

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  • I followed the recipe but it turned out quite...

    Submitted by innat on 21. October 2018 - 19:03.

    I followed the recipe but it turned out quite salty and very runny.

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  • Delish! Lots of lovely flavours & will definitely...

    Submitted by JudyPrice on 25. September 2018 - 07:14.

    Delish! Lots of lovely flavours & will definitely make again

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  • EASY...

    Submitted by Karen Moreman on 29. July 2018 - 18:48.

    EASY
    DELICIOUS

    THANKS SO MUCH

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  • Thank you! This will become a regular in our...

    Submitted by LisaK78 on 16. June 2018 - 18:46.

    Thank you! This will become a regular in our house. The flavours are amazing and yes, it was easy. I did tweak a bit to suit our taste & what I had on hand (no chilli, needed it to stretch further so used 750g chicken & whole 420g chickpeas drained - there was plenty of room in my TM31, no white wine, no lemon zest, had no veg stock so just added 1 tsp Herbamere, no currants or optional ingredients). Even with those changes it was wonderful, so I can only imagine how good it would be with the other ingredients included. Definitely do give this one a try, you won't regret it.

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  • Great recipe thanks for posting ...

    Submitted by Thermie247 on 11. June 2018 - 19:16.

    Great recipe thanks for posting
    everyone enjoyed it even my 2 year old but left out the chilli

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  • This was a super yummy dish, thank you! ...

    Submitted by Kimmie79 on 21. May 2018 - 20:44.

    This was a super yummy dish, thank you!
    I added extra chick peas towards the end as the others seemed to disappear (they were from a can) and I stirred through some Greek yoghurt when it was finished cooking. I also didn’t have any wine so just added water.
    The whole family enjoyed it and had plenty of left overs for lunch the next day.

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  • Great tasting dish. The 17 year old and the 3 year...

    Submitted by madwoman912 on 17. May 2018 - 17:28.

    Great tasting dish. The 17 year old and the 3 year od both enjoyed it. I'll be cooking this again

    Lover of food and Thermomix


    Disliker of cooking and cleaning

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  • Lovely! I used chicken breast pieces in Varoma as...

    Submitted by Leezan on 16. January 2018 - 17:01.

    Lovely! I used chicken breast pieces in Varoma as instructed, turned out well. Doubled the recipe but was too sweet for us, next time I will put a lot less honey. Maybe 1 Tbspn for the double amount.

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  • Double Yum!

    Submitted by Yummomatic on 9. January 2018 - 20:37.

    Double Yum!

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  • Great flavour and easily made. I added Israeli...

    Submitted by emckayz1@gmail.com on 9. January 2018 - 08:14.

    Great flavour and easily made. I added Israeli Couscous to the mixutre along with the chicken which worked out very well and took out the extra step at the end.

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  • This dish is very tasty I cooked mine for extra 10...

    Submitted by Liz Zak on 7. December 2017 - 08:46.

    This dish is very tasty I cooked mine for extra 10 minutes as added beans plus extra chicken

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  • This dish was absolutely awesome and so easy to...

    Submitted by Tracy Leard on 4. October 2017 - 14:09.

    This dish was absolutely awesome and so easy to make despite the number of ingredients. Definate stayer at my house

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  • Delicious! Full of flavour. I left out the chilli...

    Submitted by thermo_mama on 19. September 2017 - 16:54.

    Delicious! Full of flavour. I left out the chilli and cumin seeds, and used raisins instead of currants. I also used water in place of the wine, as I didn't have any.

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  • Great dish thanks. I used tumric root in step one...

    Submitted by brendostevo on 13. August 2017 - 18:24.

    Great dish thanks. I used tumric root in step one and omitted the black pepper. Served with cumin seed cauliflower rice.

    We have saved this one and will definately be a regular.

    Simple and delicious!

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  • There is saffron in the instructions and I happen...

    Submitted by swolff on 9. May 2017 - 09:09.

    There is saffron in the instructions and I happen to have some in the cupboard.. How much? As I can't see it in the ingredient list

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  • Thanks for this recipe!!!

    Submitted by ToniLawrence on 29. October 2016 - 20:19.

    Thanks for this recipe!!! Love Love Love it - full of flavours & spice  tmrc_emoticons.) Cooking 4

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  • Nice dish...tasty and sweet

    Submitted by Ladybird99 on 14. July 2016 - 21:25.

    Nice dish...tasty and sweet so kids liked it. I added red capsicum and chopped green beans in for the last 5mins and served it with quinoa. 

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  • Great flavour and very simple

    Submitted by a2 life trail on 11. July 2016 - 16:58.

    Great flavour and very simple to do. Currants was great in it.

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  • Loved it full of flavour and

    Submitted by Susiei on 12. May 2016 - 15:20.

    Loved it full of flavour and easy to make 

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  • Yum. Family liked it too.

    Submitted by Dilemma on 19. March 2016 - 15:52.

    Yum. Family liked it too. Currants were beautiful. I used a bit more couscous.

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  • Looks scary with all the

    Submitted by Getnikd on 30. July 2015 - 15:43.

    Looks scary with all the ingtedients, but don't be put off. Super tasty!! Think I'll try it with prawns next time for something different. Thanks heaps!!

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  • Really delicious and what's

    Submitted by Chrissy31 on 19. May 2015 - 16:15.

    Really delicious and what's even better is that it is so easy and quick for a mid week dinner. Thanks for this recipe  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Thank-you Vonny for an

    Submitted by JaneCuffe on 14. May 2015 - 19:16.

    Thank-you Vonny for an amazing recipe - it is really special. It is the best dish I have cooked with the thermomix since I started 2 years ago. I love the kick of chilly and the generous use of spices and flavour enhancers. It is amazingly tasty and different in a great way. Thank-you.

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  • Forgot to add that I omitted

    Submitted by BakingMad on 17. April 2015 - 07:26.

    Forgot to add that I omitted chickpeas as I'm not a big fan and only used half a chilli as I cooked for children too. Yummy!!!

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  • This is simply delicious! I

    Submitted by BakingMad on 17. April 2015 - 07:24.

    This is simply delicious! I was really surprised to see that some people didn't like it or thought it lacked in taste! It was beautifully fragrant and quite sweet, I will most certainly be making it again!!! 5 stars!!!

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  • I'm sorry but this did not

    Submitted by Micanjo1971 on 25. February 2015 - 18:08.

    I'm sorry but this did not suit our tastes at all.

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  • Very lovely recipe.  Will

    Submitted by cookingwizard on 7. February 2015 - 16:44.

    Very lovely recipe.  Will make this one again.  I added more chicken to the mix because I didn't want to freeze the left over uncooked chicken I had left, but it all worked out lovely, kept the same amount of herbs and spices and the result was very yummy. 

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  • Really tasty thanks. Just

    Submitted by Tara Boffey on 31. January 2015 - 11:36.

    Really tasty thanks. Just left out the chilli so the kids would eat it too!

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  • Very nice, easy and delicious

    Submitted by Cristina on 23. January 2015 - 23:52.

    Very nice, easy and delicious dish! Will be making this again for sure! 

     

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  • I was so excited to see this

    Submitted by Mrs_Showbags on 24. November 2014 - 22:33.

    I was so excited to see this recipe as the original non-thermo version is one of my favourites. I stayed a bit more true to the original and omitted wine and chickpeas and added 5 sprigs of thyme, and twice as much garlic and ginger. Was very tasty and much quicker and easier than original. Will definitely be a regular in our house!

     

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  • It was quite nice, but just

    Submitted by haylynagy on 6. November 2014 - 19:12.

    It was quite nice, but just felt like it was missing something to me.

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  • Really enjoyed this! Didn't

    Submitted by Charlismurf on 12. September 2014 - 13:03.

    Really enjoyed this! Didn't have any of the optional ingredients but it still tasted beautiful. Thanks for a great recipe!  tmrc_emoticons.D

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  • I am in love with this! It is

    Submitted by Thermie mumma on 29. July 2014 - 15:06.

    I am in love with this! It is so quick and super yummy!! Thank you x

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  • Loved this dish! I didn't

    Submitted by Rossumch on 2. April 2014 - 19:46.

    Loved this dish! I didn't have chickpeas and used lentils instead and dish was beautiful.

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  • I really love the flavours in

    Submitted by christinemccormack on 24. March 2014 - 09:31.

    I really love the flavours in this dish. Really easy to make and great served with a herbed cous cous salad for an easy midweek meal.

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  • Really nice. I put in 3 large

    Submitted by greenwaynegreen on 26. February 2014 - 15:38.

    tmrc_emoticons.) Really nice. I put in 3 large whole ripe tomatoes, a handfull of sultanas instead of the currents. Half a lemon juice (small) and zest of  whole lemon. halved the honey, used the cheapest white wine and probably 200 ml. 200 ml of water to wash the zest off the grater and no chilli at all. I added preground cumin in stage 2 with all the other spices. Whe you make butter chicken you grind whole cummin seed and roast it in step one. I got too lazy. Anyhow it was really nice. Thanks for the uploader. it is going on the rotation list in my kitchen for sure.

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  • Just made this love it hope

    Submitted by kaybuckley on 21. January 2014 - 20:16.

    Just made this love it hope the family like it, smells superb

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  • so easy to make and yummy!

    Submitted by AmandaWells on 17. January 2014 - 16:29.

    so easy to make and yummy! Even my kids liked it, (but I didnt add the optional ingredients or the chilli) 

     

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  • Yum, thanks

    Submitted by Wholefood Mumma on 7. January 2014 - 19:51.

    Yum, thanks

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  • Yummy

    Submitted by cz on 18. December 2013 - 07:02.

    Yummy tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Great recipe, thanks for

    Submitted by Jerri Allie on 29. November 2013 - 22:55.

    Great recipe, thanks for sharing. Next time i would use a little less honey though. 

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  • Truly delicious and super

    Submitted by Kate Saunders on 8. June 2013 - 20:08.

    Truly delicious and super easy- my 8 and 10 yr old kids loved it too- big winner

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  • I made this dish again about

    Submitted by Vonny on 16. May 2013 - 19:57.

    I made this dish again about a week before your comment Karen and thought - it's a bit too lemony this time! I think it depends on the juiciness of the lemon and I did have quite a juicy lemon for that one. I've updated the recipe and added the juice amount in tablespoons instead, as it's probalby a bit variable otherwise.

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  • Delicious but way too

    Submitted by Karen Scott - Consultant on 21. April 2013 - 19:01.

    Delicious but way too "lemony" for my kids. Next time I will only use the zest and juice of half a lemon and see if that will be more to their liking.

    Karen Scott


    Thermomix Consultant

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