I love testing out new recipes! Cathy sent me this recipe for our Viva Varoma! challenge. She didn’t have a photo so I thought Id give it a whirl so I could show you what it looks like.

This was very tasty. I think the key to this is using good peanut butter. A crunchy style would be delicious. The peanut butter I used today lacked a little flavour. 
I love how quick and easy this was. Here are Cathy’s instructions and original recipe. 

Satay Chicken
By: Cathy McF

2 cloves garlic
1 medium brown onion (cut in thin wedges)
15g peanut oil
500g chicken breast fillet (cut into thick strips)
270ml coconut milk
130g peanut butter
20-30g soy sauce (depending on how salty you like it)
1 tsp ground coriander
1/8 tsp chilli powder (this is very mild but is too hot for my daughter, so adjust to taste)
300g jasmine rice
800ml water
300g veggies of your choice (I use capsicum strips, julienne carrot, small florrets of broccoli & snow peas) 

1. Weigh 300g rice into Thermo basket (rinse well with cold water while garlic & onion aren’t sautéing then set aside).
2. Put garlic in TM bowl.  Blitz – Speed 10 / 3-4sec
3. Add onion wedges and oil to bowl.  Sauté – Varoma / Speed 2 / 5min
4. Add chicken, 30ml (ONLY) of the coconut milk, peanut butter, soy sauce, coriander & chilli to the bowl.  Mix – Reverse Speed 1 / about 20 sec (just long enough to mix all ingredients and coat chicken in sauce) 
5. Line Varoma tray with (well wrung out) wet baking paper.  Pour chicken mixture onto baking paper, ensuring some holes are unblocked to let steam through.  Place tray inside Varoma dish and put lid on. 
6. Pour water and remaining coconut milk into bowl (no need to wash bowl after removing chicken mixture).  Put basket in place in the bowl.  Lock the lid on and place Varoma, with chicken, in place on top).  Cook – Varoma / Speed 4 / 20min
(if you haven’t already cut up your veggies, you can do it while the rice and chicken are cooking) 
7. Remove rice and put into ThermoServer.  Insert butterfly onto bowl.  Carefully pick up chicken mixture in baking paper and pour into TM bowl.  Add a little water to the bowl if there is not enough sauce. Replace lid.  Put carrot, capsicum & broccoli into Varoma dish, replace Varoma lid and place back on top of bowl.  Cook – Varoma / Reverse / Speed 1 / 7min
8. Add snow peas to Varoma.  Cook – Varoma / Reverse / Speed 1 / 3min
9. Remove butterfly from bowl.  Add veggies into the bowl and mix with chicken and sauce gently.  Serve and enjoy!

Makes approx. 4-5 servings.  

This makes enough for 3 adults & 2 kids meals in our house. 

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  1. NicoleCarey January 16, 2014 at 10:55 am - Reply

    I made this tonight. It was amazing. Thank you for the recipe 🙂

  2. plan cul July 9, 2014 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Great post.

  3. Denise August 15, 2014 at 10:21 am - Reply

    I made this last night. It was delicious & easy. Even my husband liked it….which is very unusual. Will be making this again, for sure.

  4. Rebecca August 21, 2014 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Made this tonight for the first time. Divine! So creamy and yummy, a great recipe. Will be adding it to my favourites list.

  5. Janelle September 30, 2014 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    Really yummy!! Hubby and I loved it but it is an absolute winner because my 1 year old tucked into it too

  6. Alicia October 7, 2014 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    This was a really tasty dinner. I only had cheap peanut butter but it still tasted great. A good quality peanut butter would really make this dish sing. A winner in our house 🙂

  7. Susan October 19, 2014 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    Yum!! Left out the chilli but demolished by the whole family.

  8. Karin December 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    Just made this for the first time. Delish! Will become a part of my meal planner

  9. brunella February 11, 2015 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful. Will make again.

  10. Katie Emily Evans March 11, 2015 at 1:24 am - Reply

    This sounds delicious! I definitely need to try it. I always have grill envy, being a city dweller with no access to a grill, but I need to suck it up and get a grill pan so I can at least pretend I’m outside grilling…even in the winter!

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