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Almond and Saffron Chicken



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Almond and Saffron Chicken

  • 100 g blanched almonds, toasted
  • 60 g olive oil
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 130 g onions, quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 100 g green peppers, quartered, seeds and stem removed
  • 150 g carrots
  • 700 g chicken thighs, boneless and skinless, cut in 3cm pieces
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 300 g water
  • 1-2 pinch saffron threads
  • 1 heaped teaspoon vegetable stock paste, or 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 100 g white wine
  • 6
    Preparation 15min
  • 7
  • 8
    • Appliance TM 5 image
      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 almonds in mixing bowl and grind 10sec/speed 10
  2. Add 30 g olive oil and egg yolks, then mix 15 sec/speed 2. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula and mix again 15 sec/speed 3 until a paste forms. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Place onions, garlic, green pepper and carrots in mixing bowl and chop 20sec/speed4, then add 30 g oil and cook 10min/Varoma/speed
  4. Add chicken, salt, pepper, bay leaf, water, saffron, stock paste and wine and then 2min/Varoma/ /speed
  5. Add reserved almond mixture and stir in with spatula then cook 20min/Varoma//speed. Transfer to a serving dish and serve hot.

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You can use the Varoma for steaming during step 5 - it's a good way to cook your vegetables at the same time as cooking the chicken.

You can steam some eggs as well in step 5 - they will be hard-boiled and are lovely peeled, chopped and added to the dish as a garnish.

Delicious served with rice or bread, and a green salad or steamed vegetables.

To toast your almonds, heat 5 min/Varoma// then transfer to a plate and leave to cool 20 minutes before grinding.

This recipe was provided to you by a Thermomix ® customer and has not been tested by Vorwerk Thermomix ® or Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand.
Vorwerk Thermomix ® and Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand assume no liability, particularly in terms of ingredient quantities used and success of the recipes.
Please observe the safety instructions in the Thermomix ® instruction manual at all times.

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  • Love the sauce in this recipe - creamy without any...

    Submitted by neills on 5. August 2016 - 09:04.

    Love the sauce in this recipe - creamy without any cream!

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