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Asian Chicken and Quinoa Salad



4 portion(s)


  • 100 grams quinoa
  • 800 grams water
  • 500 grams chicken breasts, c100ut into 5cm pieces
  • olive oil, sprinkle
  • Salt and Peper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups Cabbage, shredded
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 100 grams Sugar snap peas, thinly sliced
  • 1 handful chopped Cashews

Salad Dressing

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 2cm piece ginger
  • 2 gloves Garlic
  • 3 Scallions
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon Sweet chilli sauce
  • 6
    Preparation 15min
  • 7
  • 8
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      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

  1. Place Quinoa in mixing basket and place in bowl. Add water to bowl.
  2. Cut chicken and place in varoma tray. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Cook 16 minutes / Varoma / speed 2. Set chicken aside to cool. Place Quinoa in large salad bowl to cool.
  3. When chicken has cooled, place in thermomix, 3 seconds / / speed 5. Add chicken to Quinoa in salad bowl.
  4. Add shredded cabbage, julienned carrot, sliced Sugar Snap Peas and cashews to Quinoa and chicken.
  5. Salad Dressing
  6. Place olive oil, garlic, ginger and scallions into bowl. Mix 3 seconds / speed 7. Scrape bowl down and repeat if necessary.Heat 3 minutes / 100 degrees / speed 1. Let cool slightly (approx. 2 minutes).
  7. Add lemon, lime, soy sauce, sesame oil and sweet chilli and mix 10 seconds / / speed 3.
  8. Add Dressing to other ingredients and mix.

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Recipe adapted from Asian and Chicken Salad on FoodNetwork.com

Use gluten free Soy Sauce for a gluten-free option

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  • Loved this salad! Was the hit of our party. Light...

    Submitted by Tsam on 4. February 2018 - 13:16.

    Loved this salad! Was the hit of our party. Light and refreshing but satisfying at same time.
    Thanks for this recipe.

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