Varoma Complete Meal

Steamed Chicken & Veggies in Cheesy Sauce
We love our steamed chicken and veggies but this just puts a nice twist on it.
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Chicken & Vegetables 💚

We love using our Thermomix Varoma for our “meat and veggies”. We are all for Waste Not, Want Not. With food today being so expensive we aim to use as much as we possibly can for goodness and flavour. You MUST try the potato skins fried up. Totally wow!

When we first got our Thermomix, we easily followed Cookidoo and other recipes out there on the internet, but what I never found was a recipe just to cook meat and veggies.

HOW DO I DO IT ???????????? Arhhhh

You don’t need to bake the veggies in a bechamel sauce after cooking them. You can free bake them and have them as roasted. Or not bake them at all.

We hope you like our meal that is our go to when wanting something simple from the fridge.

The seasoning that we are totally loving at the moment are Season Me Good – really tasty, and oh so good. Fantastic Australian company.

Steamed Chicken & Veggies in Cheesy Sauce

We love our steamed chicken and veggies but this just puts a nice twist on it.
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 500 gms Chicken Breast
  • 400-500 gms Potato
  • 200 gms Pumpkin
  • 200 gms Zucchini
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 small Onion
  • Assorted Veggies to steam - weight is your choice
  • Seasoning of Choice - we love Season Me Good
  • 2 Sprays Olive Oil
  • 600 mls Water
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Stock
  • Bechamel Sauce from Cookidoo
  • 20 gms Tasty Cheese

Instructions
 

  • These are what we are going to be using - every single bit of the vegetables - including the skins.
  • Wash potatoes and cut potato and pumpkin into cubes and place in simmer basket (I like to rinse these under running water) SAVE SKIN FROM POTATO
    400-500 gms Potato, 200 gms Pumpkin
  • Cut up veggies and place in top tray of the Varoma SAVE SKIN FROM CARROT
    200 gms Zucchini, 1 Carrot, Assorted Veggies to steam - weight is your choice
  • In a small bowl, place potato and carrot skins - season them with a little olive oil and salt & pepper - set aside - we are going to fry these off when we brown the chicken.
  • Slice chicken breasts in half horizontal
    Spray with olive oil and rub with seasoning of choice
    Place the seasoned chicken breast into bottom Varoma Tray (we use a trivet from The Mix Shop to rise the chicken off the bottom for air flow) and place tray on top with lid
    Seasoning of Choice - we love Season Me Good, 2 Sprays Olive Oil, 500 gms Chicken Breast
  • Add water and stock to TM Bowl
    You don't need to add the stock but we like the flavour
    20 MINUTES | VAROMA | SPEED 2
    600 mls Water, 2 tbsp Vegetable Stock
  • Lightly spray olive oil onto baking dish. Place thinly sliced onion into baking tray.
  • When cooking time has finished - remove simmer basket with TM Spatula and place potatoes and pumpkin into baking dish. Add vegetables from the top tray to baking dish and set aside.
  • Return the Varoma dish to the TM bowl and cook a further
    5 MINUTES | VAROMA | SPEED 2

It is at this point I make the Bechamel Sauce from Cookidoo. No need to wash the bowl, just rinse and follow Cookidoo instructions.

  • Place on the cook top a frying pan and heat. When hot, drain potato (yes water will have come out of the potato skins) and carrot skins and put into fry pan. Turn as needed and drain on paper towel when cooked.
    Place the chicken breasts into the fry for a quick browning and put into ThermoServer to keep warm
  • When the bechamel sauce is finished cooking - pour over vegetables in the baking dish and sprinkle with Cheese.
    Cook in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Serve and eat. Enjoy!

Notes

While our vegetables are baking in the oven, I like to use the left over oil and flavouring in the pan and throw in some mushrooms, onion, tomatoes and asparagus and give them a quick fry off. Basically whatever is floating in my veggie crisper. 
Waste not want not 
You don't have to use the bechamel sauce. You can just spray the vegetables with a little oil and bake them having roasted veggies.
You don't even have to bake them. Eat them just steamed. If you do choose this options, don't remove the top tray of vegetables until chicken is complete.

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