How to steam & shred chicken breasts in the Thermomix

See just how easy it is to steam & shred chicken breasts in the Thermomix.. this makes the most delicious sandwich filling!

Course lunch box, Lunchbox Ideas
Cuisine lunch, sandwich filling, thermomix
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 serves


  • 400 g chicken breast
  • 1000 g water
  • 1 tsp chicken stock
  • whole egg mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper, to flavour


  1. Make a slit in a large chicken breast (approx 400g) so that you can open it up flat. 

  2. Place 1000g (1 litre) of water into the Thermomix bowl. Add 1 tsp chicken stock powder (see notes). 

  3. Place the cut chicken breast flat onto the Varoma tray and cook on Varoma, Speed 2, 20 minutes. 

  4. To shred the chicken, drain the water from the Thermomix bowl. Cut the chicken breast in half and place into the Thermomix bowl.

  5. Chop on Reverse, Speed 4, 5 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat until you have a consistency you like (I generally shred my chicken for a total of 10 seconds).

  6. * Optional step - add whole egg mayonnaise, a squeeze of lemon juice, salt and pepper and mix on Reverse Speed 2 until combined (this makes a really yummy sandwich filling).

Recipe Notes

You can substitute the chicken stock powder for vegetable stock, or leave it out and add fresh herbs instead.