Chicken, Quinoa & Chickpea Salad

Chicken, Quinoa & Chickpea Salad
This salad is delightfully fresh, zesty and punchy! The fresh herbs really make it!

My sister-in-law and I always used to make this salad with cous cous. It’s merged over the years to have quinoa instead as its a healthier option & of course gluten free. It’s delicious with the cous cous, however I think it’s better with quinoa!

I love quinoa, it’s little nutty tasting, soft textured balls make for a delicious bowl of goodness!

I sear the chicken in a pan and then if necessary finish in the oven. It gives the breast some nice caramelisation which I really love! You can do this too, or if you like the chicken steamed you can steam it on the Varoma tray 17-20 Mins/Varoma/Speed 2, whilst you are cooking the quinoa.
Or if you have 500g pre-cooked and shredded chicken you can toss that into the salad!

The fresh herbs are integral to this awesome salad! They add the flavour and freshness.
Chicken, Quinoa & Chickpea Salad 2

My kids love this salad, especially my little 17 month old! As you can see by the picture she really loves to eat it right when mummy wants to take photos! Of course…it’s much too yummy to be looked at, it is to be eaten after all!

Enjoy! xx

Chicken, Quinoa & Chickpea Salad
Serves 6
This delicious fresh flavour-packed simple salad makes the perfect addition to any bbq, celebration or simply for weekday lunches or kids lunchboxes! Reader Heidi says: "This is a flavoursome simple recipe which is divine on your taste buds!."
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
  1. 2 Organic Chicken Breasts
  2. 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  3. 1 tsp Italian Herbs
  4. 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  5. 1 tsp Celtic Sea Salt
  6. 1/2 Lemon, zested
  1. 170g White Quinoa
  2. 800ml Water
  3. 400g (1 Tin) Cooked Chickpeas
  4. 250g Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
  5. 1/2 Red Onion, sliced into thin wedges
  6. 1 Bunch Fresh Italian Parsley, leaves only, chopped roughly
  7. 1/3-1/2 Bunch Fresh Mint, leaves only, chopped roughly
  1. 60ml Olive Oil
  2. 20ml Lemon Juice
  3. 1 tsp Italian Herbs
  4. 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  5. 1 tsp Onion Powder
  6. 2 tsp Celtic Sea Salt
  1. Soak the quinoa 30 minutes prior to cooking this recipe.
  2. Toss the chicken in the herbs, spices and lemon. Heat a fry pan over medium heat and sear the chicken breasts until golden brown on each side. If not fully cooked through, place onto a baking tray lined with baking paper, cover with foil and finish cooking in the oven 10-15 Mins/180°C.*(Alternatively, you can slice the breast into strips before marinating and cook in the Varoma tray above the quinoa for 17-20 Mins/Varoma/Speed 2.)
  3. Once the chicken is cooked and cooled sightly, shred the chicken into pieces by hand or place into the Thermomix and shred 3-4 Sec/Speed 4-5/Reverse (keeping a close eye on it that it doesn't turn into paste!) Set aside.
  4. Place the soaked quinoa into the simmering basket. Place the water into the mixing bowl and insert the basket. Cook for 20-25 Mins/Varoma/Speed 2. Remove the simmering basket and set aside to drain. Place the quinoa into a large mixing bowl to cool down.
  5. Once cooled, add the chicken along with all the remaining ingredients.
  6. Place the dressing ingredients into the Thermomix and mix 3 Sec/Speed 5. Pour over the salad just prior to serving and toss to combine! Yum!
  1. *When cooking the chicken breast, if you have really thick breasts you can slice them horizontally to make them a little thinner so that the meat will cook more evenly.
  2. * This makes an awesome salad in a jar too! Place the dressing on the base of the jar, followed by the chicken, quinoa, tomatoes, onion, and herbs on top!
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Crunchy Asian Salad w. Chilli Macadamia Dressing

Asian Crunch Salad 2

This is absolutely perfect coming into summer! Fresh, crispy, crunchy, colourful, quick and yummy! You can’t really beat that! Well you can until this dressing is drizzled over the top! Packed with flavour, it’s one of the quickest, yummiest, creamiest dressings to make!

Asian Crunch Salad 3

We love salads in our house! Salads all year around! I pack my husband up with salad everyday for work, its the perfect meal of the day to eat salad! My toddler also loves salad too, and I love that!

Salads are such a great way of getting fresh raw nutrition into you! However, salads on their own are pretty boring without dressing! So a good dressing is key! Whether you go creamy or a classic style vinaigrette, you will be amazed at how much more appealing that bowl of rabbit food can become!
I have lots of salads and dressings to put up on the blog, and I’m realising I must have a real love for creamy dressings, because so many of them are creamy! Of course too I love a beautiful classic olive oil, lemon and salt, which just about goes with any salad!….That’s always there as the backup plan!

You could increase the chilli content (or just keep the membrane and seeds in) of this dressing if you want that real kick, however I make it quite mild to suit the little people palettes in my house!

Asian Crunch Salad

Crunchy Asian Salad w Chilli Macadamia Dressing
Serves 6
A super crispy crunchy Asian Salad with the yummiest dressing! Perfect topped with grilled meats, tofu or just some boiled eggs!
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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Chilli Macadamia Dressing
  1. 80g Macadamias, roasted
  2. 100ml Olive Oil
  3. 1 Red Cayenne Chilli, seeds removed
  4. 2cm Knob Ginger
  5. 1-2 Cloves Garlic
  6. 2 tsp Honey
  7. 2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  8. 2 tsp Tamari
  9. 1/2 Lime, juiced
  10. 1 tsp Celtic Salt
  1. 300g White or Wombok Cabbage, shredded
  2. 200g Red Cabbage, shredded
  3. 1 Bunch Choy Sum, shredded
  4. 2 Lebanese Cucumbers, seeds removed & sliced diagonally
  5. 1 Carrot, shredded
  6. 1/2 Red Capsicum, sliced thinly
  7. 4 Shallots, sliced thinly
  8. 125g Snow Peas, cut into 3rds diagonally
  9. 1 Fresh Corn Cob, kernels removed
  10. 6 Red Radishes, thinly sliced
  11. 1/2 Bunch Fresh Coriander Leaves
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Place the macadamias onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and roast until golden brown.
  2. Place a small jug onto the Thermomix lid and weigh 100ml oil into the jug. Set aside.
  3. Place the nuts, chilli, ginger & garlic into the Thermomix and chop 3 Sec/Speed 7.
  4. Add the honey, vinegar, tamari, lime juice and salt and process 1 Min/Speed 3. Whilst the Thermomix is running, slowly pour the reserved olive oil onto the lid, letting it drizzle into mixing bowl to emulsify. Set aside.
  5. Place all the salad ingredients into a large bowl and toss well to combine. Pour the dressing over the salad just before serving, to avoid making the salad soggy.
  1. You can use a variety of whichever crispy salad vegetables you have in your fridge, so don't be too particular about getting exactly what my recipe says.
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Thai Chicken Salad with Creamy Coconut Dressing

Thai Chicken SaladI’ve been wanting to get this salad up on the blog for many months! Now before I go any further I just need to enlighten you on the reality of running a blog with 2 small children!  Of course the day I do decide to try and photograph the salad is the day one of my babies won’t sleep in her bed – only on mum! So she’s on my back in the Ergo carrier so she won’t attack the photo set and she promptly goes to sleep! I line everything up, ready to snap away! I go to take the photo and my storage is full! Ok, so I spend 5 minutes making some storage space on my iPhone….yes I do take all of my photos on an iPhone!…So now we are all ready to go again!

Then I hear little footsteps walking down the hallway! Oh yes that would be my 2.5 year old!…At this point, I wonder whether there is point in battling through!! He comes over “What’s this Mum?” I tell him its a yummy salad! “Mmmm it looks good Mum”. He proceeds to sit down and start feeding himself forkful after forkful along with the occasional forkful to mum “Open wide Mum!”. By this time I think it’s safe to say I’m no longer in photo taking mode, but deciding to relish this wonderful moment with my precious little human! We had a great little picnic! Let’s just say that there was about a teaspoon of salad left on the plate after his visit! And alas, I think that must be a very good sign! If a 2 year old will eat it I’m happy….my job is done! haha 😉

My saving grace was the rest of the salad in the kitchen! I could replate and have another go! So by the end of the day I finally had a photo!

Some days it’s easy to lose focus on what this is all about! My aim is to share the things I’m doing to nourish my family…and that was today! 

This is another recipe from a number of years ago. I used to serve this somewhat regularly at the health retreat as a perfect lunch option. And it makes the perfect option for me and obviously my 2 year old at home too! Good protein, good carbs and good fats from the dressing too!

Over time, I’ve done a couple of different dressings. I couldn’t work out which one to share, so I’ve gone with the Creamy Coconut Dressing. I’m happy to share the other one which is a more traditional tamari sesame dressing! Both delicious!

I often make this salad and serve it with my yummy Sticky Sesame Chicken for a delicious dinner!

Thai Chicken Salad w. Creamy Coconut Dressing
Serves 4
A perfect one bowl meal for a light lunch or dinner.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 1.25L Water
  2. *250ml Coconut Cream
  3. 2 Organic Chicken Breasts
  4. 1 Red Chilli, deseeded
  5. 1 Stem Lemongrass
  6. 2 Coriander roots & stems
  7. 4 Kaffir Lime Leaves
  8. 1 tsp Celtic Salt
  1. 1/4-1/2 Wombok Cabbage, finely sliced
  2. 1 Bunch Choy Sum or Bok Choy, finely sliced
  3. 1/2 Red Capsicum, thinly sliced
  4. 1 Continental Cucumber, cut diagonally
  5. 1 Carrot, julienned
  6. 4 Spring Onions or 1 Red Onion, sliced thinly
  7. 1/4 Bunch Coriander Leaves, roughly chopped
  8. 1/4 Bunch Thai Basil Leaves, roughly chopped
  9. 100g Roasted Almonds or Cashews
  1. 1/4 Bunch Coriander, inclu roots & stems
  2. 2cm knob of Ginger
  3. 2 Kaffir Lime Leaves, de-stemmed
  4. 1 Tbsp Lime Juice
  5. 1 tsp Celtic Sea Salt
  6. 1 Tbsp Tamari
  7. 2 tsp Sesame Oil
  8. 250ml Coconut Cream
  1. Place the water and coconut cream into the Thermomix bowl and insert the simmering basket. Place the chicken, chilli, lemongrass, coriander, lime leaves and salt into the basket.
  2. Cook the chicken 20 Mins/100°/Speed 3. Remove the basket with the spatula and set the chicken aside for 5 mins to cool slightly. Discard the aromatics in the basket and the cooking water. Tear the chicken into a few chunks and place back into the Thermomix bowl. Shred the chicken 5 Sec/Reverse/Speed 4. Place into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Place all the salad veges and the nuts into the large mixing bowl with the chicken and toss to combine.
  4. For the dressing, place all the ingredients into the Thermomix bowl and blend 30 Sec/Speed 8.
  5. Drizzle over the salad and toss to combine if serving straight away or serve on the side so the salad doesn't get soggy.
  1. *You can cook the chicken in all water to save on coconut cream if desired.
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Quinoa, Roast Pumpkin & Feta Bites with Coriander Mayo

Quinoa Pumpkin BitesOh these! Oh these! It’s not everyday that you just chuck a whole heap of stuff in a bowl and then afterwards think ‘Thank goodness I wrote that down!!!’. Normally I’m scratching my head to remember every little thing I put in so I can re-create them just as awesomely again! So this was my lucky day!

I’ve made them a couple of times since just to perfect them for you guys!…And maybe so I could eat a few more!

Last week I had to put my chef whites back on and go do a shift at the Health Retreat. It was great being back in the kitchen feeding hungry mouths and seeing the lovely guests relish the yummy food!

I made my Butter Chicken (that recipe is coming very soon- and you will not want to miss it! It’s amazing!!!) with Quinoa instead of Rice. There was a little Quinoa left over so I thought I’d bring it home and turn it into some yummy morsels! And that I certainly did!…If I say so myself!

They are DELICIOUS!!! And SOOO easy!

I’ve used ordinary breadcrumbs in the recipe but you can easily substitute them for gluten free if needed. Just sub the spelt for rice flour too.

I LOVE that they have veggies hidden in them too! They have zucchini, shallots, pumpkin and herbs! From the outside they just look like crispy yummy treats, but are full of goodness inside.

Quinoa is so nutritious! It is technically a seed, but can be used like a grain. It’s versatility is awesome! It has the perfect balance of all nine amino acids essential for human nutrition, making it a great source for added protein Along with plenty of potent antioxidants, it’s also a good source of fibre and iron.

If you’re dairy free, just leave out the feta.

If you aren’t convinced by now to go and make them then let me just tell you what makes these extra special! It’s the Coriander Mayo! It is so quick to whip up in the Thermomix and just matches the pumpkin in flavour so perfectly! 

So go make them! Go now!

Quinoa, Roast Pumpkin & Feta Bites with Coriander Mayo
Yields 50
Little protein packed morsels of yumminess! Perfect for lunchboxes, parties or snacks!
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Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
45 min
  1. 170g White Quinoa (500g cooked)
  2. 800g Water
  3. 300g Pumpkin, peeled & diced into 1-2cm cubes
  4. 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  5. 2 Zucchinis, chopped into 3-4cm pieces
  6. 2 Shallots, thinly sliced
  7. 100g Feta, crumbled
  8. 1/2 Bunch Coriander, finely chopped
  9. 3 Sprigs Mint, finely chopped
  10. 50g Breadcrumbs
  11. 50g Wholemeal Spelt flour
  12. 2 Organic Eggs, lightly beaten
  13. 2 tsp Celtic Sea Salt
  14. Panko breadcrumbs for shallow frying
  15. Olive Oil, Ghee, or Rice Bran oil for shallow frying
Coriander Mayo
  1. 1/2 Bunch Coriander, leaves only
  2. 1 Garlic Clove
  3. 2 Egg yolks
  4. 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  5. 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  6. 1/2 -1 tsp Celtic sea salt
  7. 250g Macadamia, Light Olive, or Rice Bran Oil
  1. Soak the Quinoa 30 minutes prior to cooking this recipe.
  2. Place the soaked quinoa into the simmering basket. Place the water into the mixing bowl and insert the basket. Cook for 25 minutes/Varoma/Speed 2. Remove the simmering basket and set aside to drain. Place the quinoa into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Place the pumpkin on the tray and drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with some salt. Toss with your hands to coat the pumpkin thoroughly. Place into the oven to roast for 25 minutes or until just tender with a knife. (You want the pumpkin to hold together in the mix.)
  4. Place the zucchinis into the mixing bowl and chop 5 Sec/Speed 4.
  5. Place into the large mixing bowl along with all the remaining ingredients.
  6. Mix together with a flexible spatula until thoroughly combined.
  7. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. (Be careful not to overheat as you don't want the oil to smoke.) Grab small spoonfulls with your hands and push together into little rounds. Gently flatten into bite sized morsels and coat with the breadcrumbs. Pan fry on either side until golden brown before draining on absorbent paper towel.
  8. Serve warm with the coriander mayonnaise.
Coriander Mayo
  1. Place the garlic and coriander into the mixing bowl and chop 3 Sec/Speed 7. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  2. Insert the butterfly. Add the egg yolks, mustard, lemon juice and salt and mix 20 Sec/Speed 4.
  3. With the butterfly rotating on Speed 4 and MC in place, gradually pour oil into mixing bowl lid. Add oil slowly to start with and then faster as the mayonnaise starts to emulsify. This should take around 2-3 minutes.
  4. Serve with the Quinoa Bites! Yummo!
  5. Or store in the fridge in a jar.
  1. For a Gluten Free Option: I've used ordinary breadcrumbs in the recipe but you can easily substitute them for gluten free if needed. Just sub the spelt for rice flour too.
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Broccoli & Golden Beetroot Salad w. Green Goddess Dressing

Golden Beetroot & Broccoli Salad At the recent Thermomix Spectacular on the Sunshine Coast, I teamed up with my beautiful friend from over at Desperate Healthwives. We had a gorgeous simple Raw/Paleo, Nut Butter/Nut Milk stand. Along with that gorgeous Raw Macadamia Salted Caramel that I know many of you wanted to lick the plate off, we did this gorgeous fresh salad! It’s a bit of a take on the classic Thermomix Beetroot Salad. We’ve jazzed it up with gorgeous Golden Beetroots that are in season at the moment mixed with fresh spray free broccoli and of course this to die for Green Goddess Dressing! The original credit for the dressing goes to Oh She Glows. If you google green goddess dressing you can read about the history of this awesome dressing too! I’ve converted it to a recipe for the Thermomix and we have added in some fresh Coriander along with the other herbs! I use honey for a touch of sweetener, obviously if you’re vegan you can substitute with some maple syrup. It is 100% lick the bowl material!! Drizzled over this salad it’s a perfect match made in heaven! I know it sort of looks a bit like green slop on a plate, but when you taste it, you completely forget that you are eating green sludge!….Saying that, just look how vibrant green it is! Really you can’t get more ‘real’ food than that! The avocado makes it oh so creamy & smooth, yet it’s still so light….and you almost want to drink it! Enjoy!

Golden Beetroot & Broccoli Salad w Green Goddess Dressing
Serves 4
This gorgeous salad is oh so refreshing and nourishing!
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. 200g Broccoli, roughly chopped
  2. 1 Medium Golden (yellow) Beetroot, peeled & quartered
  3. 1 Red Apple, cored & quartered
  4. 1/4 Red Onion
  5. 2-3 sprigs fresh Coriander, leaves only
  6. 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  7. 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice or Apple Cider Vinegar
  8. 1/2 tsp Celtic Sea Salt
  1. 1 Garlic Clove, peeled
  2. 150g Avocado (Approx 2 Med), peeled
  3. 3 Spring Onions (green part only)
  4. 1/2 Bunch Coriander leaves
  5. 1/2 Bunch Basil leaves
  6. 1/2 Bunch Italian Parsley leaves
  7. 60ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  8. 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  9. 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  10. 80ml Water
  11. 1 tsp Honey (or Maple Syrup if vegan)
  12. 1 tsp Celtic Sea Salt
  13. pinch Cayenne Pepper
  1. Place all ingredients into mixing bowl and chop 3-5 Sec/Speed 4. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and chop a further 1-2 Sec/Speed 4, or until desired consistency is achieved. Be careful not to over process or it will turn into a dip - delightful as that may be!!
  2. Serve straight away with the dressing or cover and place in the fridge until serving.
  1. Place the garlic into the mixing bowl and chop 3 Sec/Speed 7. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and process 10-15 Sec/Speed 7. If some of the dressing is left unprocessed on the sides of the bowl just scrape down the sides and process a further 3 Sec/Speed 7.
  3. Drizzle over the salad and serve extra on the side! You will be licking the plate!!
  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Will keep for about 5 days.
  1. You can add more water, vinegar, or lemon depending on how runny you would like it and your personal tastebuds.
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Chicken Satay Sticks w Macadamia Satay Sauce, Cucumber & Chilli Pickle & Coconut Rice

**January 2019 update!** This recipe was originally posted in March 2015. I really felt that the photos needed updating, so i’ve rephotographed the recipe. All the ingredients remain the same, however I have finally added my method for my cucumber pickle that I’ve always made along side satay sticks and my method for the BEST Coconut Rice! The story below is as it was from 4 years ago!**

As I mentioned in my Tom Kha Gai (Thai Chicken Coconut Soup) post, Thai food is a real favourite! I just love the complexity of the flavours yet the perfect balance of flavours. Saying that, this satay sauce has more of a Malaysian influence! 😂

When I travelled all around Thailand a few years ago (almost 10 yrs ago now!!!) with my husband I think I must have had Chicken Satay at almost every restaurant! I really love it! I found it quite different however to the Western versions that we are used to here in Australia. Everything is sweetened up a little more over here!

This satay sauce version of mine I developed when I worked fulltime at the health retreat. As we don’t use peanuts at the retreat, I made it with macadamias as a replacement for the peanuts! And it’s amazing!!!

Peanuts a tendency to soak up aflatoxins from fungus in the soil. This is rather questionable. Being from the legume family and not really a nut, they have quite a porous shell, making them more susceptible to soaking up pesticides and bacteria as well, just one reason why organic is ultra important. Of course, we also know of the scrutiny they receive for being so allergenic too! We don’t have any allergies in our family, however they are not something we eat very much of – more on the occasional side! If we do have them, they must be organic peanuts! And saying that I’ve recently developed the best Satay Sauce using peanuts more specifically for Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls!

This satay sauce sauce as I said above, has some of what I would call Malaysian flavours, but I still use coconut milk, more like the Thai version rather than soy sauce.

The marinade for the chicken is super easy and just flavours that meat up a little more than just leaving it plain.

I use chicken thighs as I find them more flavoursome, however you can use chicken breast or tenderloins, but just remember to reduce the cooking time to about 2-3 minutes each side.

You can serve this dish traditionally with Cauliflower Rice for a lower carb version, or just as they are with the sauce with and the cucumber pickle!


Chicken Satay Sticks w Macadamia Satay Sauce, Cucumber & Chilli Pickle & Coconut Rice

Delicious peanut free satay sauce!

  • Author: Gabrielle


Chicken Skewers

  • 4 Organic Chicken Thighs or 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 tsp Coriander
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Sweet Paprika
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 4 Eschalots
  • 1 tsp Celtic Sea Salt
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 8 medium bamboo skewers (preferably soaked in water for 20 mins)

Satay Sauce

  • 300g Macadamias
  • 2 Medium Red Onions
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Long Red Chillies, seeds removed
  • 2 Stalks Lemongrass
  • 100g Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Tamarind Pulp
  • 1 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp Lime Zest
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Palm Sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp Celtic Sea Salt
  • 150-200g Coconut Milk

Coconut Rice

  • 250g Coconut Milk 
  • 220g Water 
  • 220g Jasmine Rice
  • 1/2 tsp Celtic Sea Salt 
  • 1 tsp Honey or Raw Sugar

Cucumber Pickle 

  • 2 Lebanese Cucumbers, deseeded and sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 Red Cayenne Chilli, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 1/2 tsp Celtic Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil 


Chicken Skewers

  1. Chop the chicken into 3-4cm cubes and place into a large mixing bowl. Place the eschalots, garlic, spices, salt and olive oil into the Thermomix and chop 5-10 Sec/Speed 7. Add to the bowl with the chicken and stir to combine well. Let marinate for 4-6 hours or overnight.
  2. Thread 5-6 pieces onto medium sized skewers. Preheat a chargrill or barbeque grill on high. Cook the chicken for approximately 4 minutes each side or until the meat is cooked through evenly.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper and roast the macadamias for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven to cool slightly.
  2. Place 50g of the macadamias into the Thermomix and chop 15-20 sec/Speed 4. Set aside.
  3. Place the remainder of the nuts into the Thermomix and mill 10 Sec/Speed 9. Scrape down the sides of the bowl then process 40 Sec/Speed 4-5 until nut butter forms. Set aside.
  4. Place the onion, garlic, chilli, lemongrass and olive oil into the Thermomix and chop 10 Sec/Speed 7. Then sauté 10 Mins/100°/Speed 1.
  5. Add the all the remaining ingredients along with the reserved nut butter and cook 5 Mins/80°/Sp 1.
  6. Once cooked pour into a serving bowls and sprinkle with the reserved chopped macadamias.
  7. Serve with coconut rice or Cauliflower Rice.


  • Serve with my Cauliflower Rice for a low carb version!
  • You can double my Coconut Rice to serve more people.


  • Serving Size: 4