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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 tsp salt
  • 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
  • 2 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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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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  • 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  :) :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  :)

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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!  :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.

    :) 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 :)

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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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  • Absolutely one of the

    Submitted by GemmaG on 15. April 2013 - 11:15.

    :) Absolutely one of the tastiest thermomix dinners I have made! 

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  • I've made this four times now

    Submitted by EricaD on 3. April 2013 - 12:46.

    I've made this four times now - everyone loves it, 2 small boys and one big.  Becoming a regular on our menu.  Thank you.

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  • I've made this four times now

    Submitted by EricaD on 3. April 2013 - 12:44.

    I've made this four times now - everying loves it, 2 small boys and one big.  Becoming a regular on our menu.  Thank you.

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  • I only had chicken on the

    Submitted by Sarak107 on 11. March 2013 - 13:01.

    I only had chicken on the bone so the actual cooking process was done in the oven, but the prep was in the TM. What an awesome dish - all the family loved it! I will definitely be cooking this dish again.

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  •  Absolutely divine

    Submitted by FlowerChicChic on 5. March 2013 - 19:05.

    :)  Absolutely divine

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  • I love this dish.  it's

    Submitted by Annieooby on 1. February 2013 - 20:35.

    I love this dish.  it's especially nice with some preserved lemon rind tossed through the cous cous.  Also works really well with bourghal.

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  • A delicious dish with lovely

    Submitted by Lucas777 on 14. January 2013 - 19:38.

    A delicious dish with lovely flavours, and even though I halved the cumin, cinnamon, salt and cracked pepper plus honey. And I used a tin of diced tomatoes... Finished dish was served with rice. Family loved it, could take the chilli out next time making it more enjoyable for the kids! Thank you!!

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  • A delicious dish with lovely

    Submitted by Lucas777 on 14. January 2013 - 19:38.

    A delicious dish with lovely flavours, and even though I halved the cumin, cinnamon, salt and cracked pepper plus honey. And I used a tin of diced tomatoes... Finished dish was served with rice. Family loved it, could take the chilli out next time making it more enjoyable for the kids! Thank you!!

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  • Thanks Carol! good point

    Submitted by Vonny on 2. November 2012 - 07:22.

    Thanks Carol! good point about the TM Stock, I actually make the TM stock with half the salt (70g instead of 150g) as I find it way too salty with the full amount of salt. I find it still lasts for a couple of months in the frige in the sterilised jars and lasts well once opened.

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  • Made this tonight and it was

    Submitted by Carol Sroczynski on 1. November 2012 - 23:14.

    Made this tonight and it was easy and impressive but too salty for our tastes.  Next time I will cut the TM Stock to 1 tblsp.

     Carolskitchen

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  • I just made this recipe using

    Submitted by Tolmans2 on 21. September 2012 - 20:54.

    I just made this recipe using the new corn couscous from Freelicious making it totally gluten free! 

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  • Delicious! Thanks heaps for a

    Submitted by Lucywins70 on 21. September 2012 - 20:27.

    Delicious! Thanks heaps for a new regular on our menu

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    Submitted by Krista on 2. September 2012 - 18:06.

    :bigsmile:

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  • Amazing! I think this says it

    Submitted by angela001 on 22. July 2012 - 11:29.

    Amazing! I think this says it all!

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  • Oh my goodness, Vonny, this

    Submitted by Ros Teirney on 16. July 2012 - 19:23.

    Oh my goodness, Vonny, this dish was superb - made me dream of flying off to Syria.  Thank you so much.  I will be certainly watching out for more of your recipes.

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  • Tried this last week. It

    Submitted by dukes on 15. June 2012 - 14:29.

    Tried this last week. It tasted great and was simple to make. Thanks and well done,Vonny

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  • Enjoyed this dish, but the

    Submitted by dmcdonald on 24. April 2012 - 22:08.

    Enjoyed this dish, but the kids wern't keen!

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  • This recipe was a hit in the

    Submitted by pc on 10. April 2012 - 18:30.

    This recipe was a hit in the household. Easy to make and extremely flavoursome. I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for posting.

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  • i simply love this dish!

    Submitted by misstales on 31. January 2012 - 13:58.

    i simply love this dish!

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  • Loved this dish, full of

    Submitted by Valentine Carter on 23. January 2012 - 00:28.

    Loved this dish, full of flavour and absolutely delicious. Thank you!

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