One of my most favourite things to cook in the Thermomix is to steam a whole chook (Aussie slang for chicken)! It’s amazing how so many people are not aware that this can be done, but once they do it for the first time they never look back!
I prefer to steam my chicken in the Varoma as opposed to roasting it in the oven. Sometimes I put it in the oven for 10 minutes at the end to brown up, this depends on the sort of marinade I rub into it. I find if I have paprika in the mix to rub on it, that it doesn’t need to go in the oven at all due to the colour of paprika. However it really is a personal preference.
Steaming the chicken in the Varoma leaves the chicken soooo moist it’s really beautiful. I do find that the oven can dry out the chicken meat in comparison.
NB: If you are only cooking for 1 or 2 people you can buy a few chicken pieces rather than a whole chicken.
Herbie the Chook was made by many on the June and November 2014 ThermoFun Cook Along and was loved by all.
All my spice blends work well with a “roast chook”.
Disclaimer: If you are using your TM5 and you get an error code C160 or C161 – please contact your consultant or Thermomix Australia in regards to your machine as it may have a known problem.
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