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How to Cook a Chicken in the Thermomix

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Course: Dinner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Lauren


  • 1 whole chicken - this recipe is based on a 1.25kg whole chicken
  • 2 tablespoons of butter - softened
  • 1 tablespoon of dried italian herbs
  • 1/2 tablespoon of mild paprika
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 rashers of bacon
  • Your choice of vegetables to serve


  • Place the softened butter, italian herbs, paprika and salt and pepper into a small bowl. Use a teaspoon to mix the ingredients together until combined.
  • Cut the bacon into strips
  • Remove your chicken from the fridge and rinse it under the tap, make sure you rinse inside the cavity and pat dry.
  • Rub the butter and herb mixture all over you chicken before covering it with the bacon.
  • Fill your Thermomix bowl until it's approximately 3/4 full with water.
  • Place the chicken into the Varoma tray before placing it on top of your Thermomix. Cook for 55 minutes on Varoma Temperature Speed 2.
  • After 55 minutes, carefully remove the Varoma lid and add the vegetables of your choice. Cook for a further 15 minutes on Varoma Temperature Speed 2 until the vegetables and chicken are cooked when tested.