This family friendly dinner is quick to prep and delicious, the sesame chicken is tender and juicy, served on a bed of fried rice.
1 1/2 tbs peanut oil
8 chicken thigh fillets
1/3 cup (80ml) sweet chilli sauce
2 tbs honey
2 tbs soy sauce
2 free-range eggs, lightly whisked
2 x 240g pkts Seeds of Change Brown Rice Pilau with a Hint of Turmeric
80g snow peas, halved lengthways
1 cup (150g) frozen broad beans, thawed, peeled
100g green beans, trimmed, halved lengthways if preferred
1 tbs sesame seeds, toasted
Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a roasting pan with baking paper. Heat 1 tbs of the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken, in batches, for 2 mins each side or until browned. Transfer to the lined pan.
Add sweet chilli sauce, honey and soy sauce to the frying pan. Bring to the boil. Cook for 2 mins or until the mixture reduces slightly. Drizzle over the chicken in the lined pan. Bake for 10-15 mins or until the chicken is golden and cooked through.
Meanwhile, wipe the frying pan clean. Add the remaining oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add the egg and swirl to coat the base of the pan. Cook for 3 mins or until light golden underneath and just set. Turn onto a clean work surface. Roll into a log and thinly slice crossways. Add the rice to the pan. Cook, stirring, for 2 mins or until heated through. Add the snow peas, broad beans and beans and cook, stirring, for 2 mins or until tender.
Divide rice mixture among serving plates. Top with the chicken and egg. Drizzle with pan juices and sprinkle with sesame seeds to serve.
Here's a great Pad Thai recipe which you can whip up in a Thermomix for those lucky enough to have one in their kitchen. Note that you can use chicken or beef mince in place of the chicken breast strips if you like.
You will need the varoma attachment for this recipe. Cut, trim and clean your coriander before adding to the Thermomix bowl with the onion and garlic.
50 g peanuts
900 g water, boiling
500 g Chicken breast
1 tablespoon Water. extra
1 package medium thickness Rice Noodles, (approx 350g)
1 package bean sprouts, (roughly 250g)
1 brown onion, large (approx 200g)
2 clove garlic
1 green chilli, (optional)
1.5 tablespoon peanut oil
55 g brown or coconut sugar, (Sauce Ingredient)
20 g soy sauce or tamari, (Sauce Ingredient)
60 g fish sauce, (Sauce Ingredient)
1 tablespoon tomato sauce, (Sauce Ingredient)
80 g Chilli Sauce (Hot or Sweet), (Sauce Ingredient)
Chop peanuts Sp 5 / 5s. Set aside.
Add the boiling water to Thermomix bowl. Place a piece of baking paper onto Varoma tray after you have scrunched, wet and flattened it out.
Cut chicken into strips and fry separately on a pan until golden brown then place strips into Varoma dish, making sure to leave a hole in the middle for steam to rise through. Pour eggs, lightly whisked with water, extra, onto baking paper in Varoma tray.
Cook Varoma / Sp 4 / 5 min. Check omlette is cooked then remove from tray. Continue cooking chicken for another 10 min.
Roll omlette up tightly then slice into thin strips. Once mince is cooked, break apart a little.
Meanwhile, prepare noodles as per packet directions then drain and place into large ThermoServer along with rinsed bean sprouts and omlette strips. Cover with lid to keep warm.
Empty water from Thermomix bowl then add onion, garlic and chilli (if using). Chop Sp 5 / 5s then scrape down.
Add peanut oil then sauté on 90c / Sp 3 / 2min.
Add sauce ingredients to Thermomix bowl and mix Sp 3 / 5s.
Add chicken to Thermomix bowl and cook 90C / Sp 3 / 3min.
Add everything to ThermoServer, add a generous sprinkle of coriander and mix well. Serve topped with chopped peanuts.