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Varoma Steamed Chinese Chicken Meal



4 portion(s)


  • 8 Chicken Thighs (SKIN ON)
  • 4 spring onions, (80G)
  • 40 grams ginger
  • 20 grams Coriander, (Root, Stems & Leaves), Optional
  • 20 grams water


  • 110 grams brown sugar
  • 130 grams soy sauce, Preferably Light Soy
  • 130 grams chinese cooking wine
  • 4 spring onions, White, except for 1st cm, and light green
  • 50 grams ginger
  • 500 grams water


  • 2 Heads Bok Choi, Washed, and halved
  • 300 grams Jasmine rice, Washed and placed in steamer basket.
  • 900 grams water

Recipe's preparation

  1. 1. Place Spring Onions, Ginger, coriander and water (from chicken ingredients) into TM Bowl and blend 20 sec/Speed 5. 2. Scrape inside of bowl. blend 30 sec/Speed 5.

    3. Insert 1 tbs mixture in between meat and skin of each thigh.  Leave any remaining mixture in the TM bowl. Place chicken thighs into Varoma (using both top and bottom tray).


  2. Cooking the Chicken
  3. 1. Put all marinade ingredients in the TM bowl. Heat 5 mins/90/Spd 2. Pour into a jug.

    2.Place the Varoma with the chicken in it, on top of the TM.

    3. Pour the marinade over the chicken, 1/2 on the bottom tray, 1/2 on the top tray. The water drips down to the TM bowl to create the steaming liquid.

    4. Cook 23 mins/Varoma/Spd 2.

    5.Once cooked, place chicken into the thermoserver.

    6. Pour all liquid (now the sauce) over the chicken, into the thermoserver.

  4. Cooking Rice & Vegetables
  5. 1. Place rice into steamer basket. Rinse well.

    2. Place water (900g) into the TM bowl.

    3. Place steamer basket containing rice into the TM bowl.

    4. Place Varoma on top. Place Bok Choi into Varoma and put lid on. (I only quickly rinse the varoma)

    5. Cook 16 mins/Varoma/Spd 4.

    6. Serve Rice, Chicken, Vegetables together with a couple of spoonfuls of sauce.


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1. If you buy your spring onions, leave 1 cm at the base of the stalks, trim the roots, and plant in soil in the garden. They grow, and when you need more, just trim 1 cm above the base, and they will keep growing- ne need to buy spring onions ever again!!!



2. If your chicken thighs have bones in them, de-bone before using, and make chicken stock liquid with them.


3. Chinese cooking wine is available from chinese stores and large supermarkets in the 'Asian' section.

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  • Made this twice love it. Last

    Submitted by Eljay on 13. March 2016 - 18:00.

    Made this twice love it. Last time I added a chilli. 

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  • Simple and delicious! This

    Submitted by julicious on 18. February 2016 - 19:24.

    Simple and delicious!

    This was so eay to make and loved by all.  Nice, healthy dinner.  Thanks for the recipe. tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • yummy and pretty easy to do.

    Submitted by Cassie71 on 1. December 2015 - 21:33.

    yummy and pretty easy to do. Couldn't find thighs with skin on, so skipped that part

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  • This was absolutely

    Submitted by jjwall@iinet.net.au on 18. August 2015 - 22:57.

    This was absolutely delicious!

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  • Hit will whole family

    Submitted by Kat.b on 20. July 2015 - 18:53.

    Hit will whole family including little miss 3, have saved for later use tmrc_emoticons.) 

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  • Made this tonight after a

    Submitted by lmere12 on 4. March 2015 - 23:49.

    Made this tonight after a friend recommended to me.  Was very good and all enjoyed.  The flavours are great, will make again but probably cut the sugar down to half, bit sweet for me.  thank you tmrc_emoticons.) 

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  • This was amazing!  Thank you,

    Submitted by Ness_Chris on 31. October 2014 - 19:48.

    This was amazing!  Thank you, we will make again for sure.

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  • Great recipe and easy to cook

    Submitted by Nlay on 4. September 2014 - 08:32.

    Great recipe and easy to cook - lots of leftovers to take to lunch !

    Cheers nomi

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  • Hi Susan1982. The sauce makes

    Submitted by Thermomistress on 21. February 2014 - 19:34.

    Hi Susan1982. The sauce makes the marinade, which is a little confusing(!) I have tidied it up, so hopefully it will be easier for you to follow. Please make sure you leave a comment and rating after you have cooked it !

    Steph Sofield- Thermomix Consultant 

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  • Please edit for less

    Submitted by susan1982 on 21. February 2014 - 10:12.

    Please edit for less sauce/marinade/herb mix confusion so i can glance at it while ccoking without having to think!

     Thanks!  it sounds great and will be cooking tonight for friends!

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