Shredded chicken is the Swiss army knife of fridge staples. It's easy to make, freezes well and is one of the most versatile ingredients to use for quick and tasty recipes. Not only is it low calorie and high protein, but it stretches well to feed more for less. Whichever seasoning or sauces you might choose after cooking will transform it into an ideal addition for salads, sandwiches or snacks. A handy recipe to have in your everyday arsenal.
This Cordon Bleu with Almond Crumb recipe is the perfect example that low-carb food can be delicious and indulgent. If you're keeping a keto diet or avoiding carbs in general, then this dish will likely make you forget carbs ever existed. The concept is simple; a chicken breast filled with ham and cheese, which we bake surrounded in a crunchy almond crumb. Make it dinner with some vegetables or serve it as lunch with an easygoing salad. With less than an hour from start to finish, this special recipe will transform ordinary into inspired.
This recipe for chicken wings is an easy, home-cooking version of a timeless classic. Seasoning the wings in advance with a rub gives the meat a spicy yet sweet, well balanced flavor that leaves everyone reaching for seconds. Baking yields the same crispy, flavorful result that makes chicken wings a crowd favorite for all occasions – whilst being much healthier than frying. The sheet baking method means fewer steps, and less cleanup when everyone has had their fill. It's a win-win recipe you have to try!
The unsung hero of this recipe is in fact the rice. In this context "dirty" actually refers to the addition of meat and seasoning to rice – coined in New Orleans, Louisiana – the home of Creole cuisine. Creole food blends West African, French, Spanish, Amerindian, Haitian influences and is responsible for some of the tastiest dishes around – dirty rice being one of them. Our Asian inspired garlic shredded chicken cuts through the lavishness of the rice for an irresistibly complex taste with easy preparation.
In keeping with the theme of Thermomix opening the door to otherwise inaccessible culinary delights, we have devised a Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe that outperforms any takeout or tv dinner. Those are some high expectations, but this recipe is a real winner when you want something indulgent but don't want the questionable ingredients and additives. This not-too-sweet and tangy recipe really straddles healthy, home cooked meals and ultra-flavorful takeout. The secret ingredients are pineapple and apple cider vinegar, which will make your tastebuds dance with delight. Dig in!
Our Apricot Chicken Curry is any host's hero. Its sweet sauce appeals to everyone, and the slow cooker ensures that the flavors blend together perfectly, and that the chicken is falling off the bone. Prep time is just 15 minutes, whilst cook time is 3 hours – so get it done before guests arrive for a seamless transition from drinks to dinner. If you're partial to a spicier palette, throw in some fresh chillis for a kick of heat!
The secret to any good leafy salad is using herbs just as you would salad leaves. They add monumental flavor and diversity to each mouthful. For this Thai Chicken Salad we let our herbs do the talking and the result is a fragrant, spicy and tart salad that comes together with almost no supervision. Serve with a chicken breast and the dressing atop a toasted flatbread and you have a simple Summer dinner for dining al fresco, or a healthy lunch (hot or cold)!
Our Curried Chicken and Lentil Salad with Minted Yoghurt Dressing gets its flavor from toasting – or in culinary terms "blooming" the spices before they're incorporated into the dish. For the avid chefs among us, check out some reading on the Maillard reaction. Back to the recipe! Pear and cucumber offer moist crunchy elements, whilst the lentils and nutmeg offer earthier tones for balance. The curried chicken brings complexity from the aforementioned spices and voilá! A salad that you would be happy to pay for in a restaurant. Gone are the days of boring garden salads.
This Chicken and Potato Salad has a little bit of everything. Warm potatoes are the foundation for this assortment of ingredients, which is a nice switch-up from its traditional cold serving – creates more of a meal feeling than a side dish feeling. Peas and green beans add lightness and natural crunch, chicken and eggs are the protein-rich substance, black olives for salt and a drizzle of white wine for some tang. Great for meal prep as it works for lunches next-day too.
Kung Pao chicken is one of the few authentic Chinese dishes that is also a staple of Westernised Chinese food. And for a good reason – this sweet and spicy glaze is addictive. The Thermomix will take care of stitching together the sweet, umami and spicy elements, which makes it surprisingly accessible for home cooks. Why not try to make it yourself instead of ordering in? Using chicken thighs is recommended as they have much darker meat, which is markedly more flavorful than breast-meat and is very receptive to savory and complex flavors like the ones in this recipe!