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Steamed and shredded white chicken breast meat in a bowl.

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 teaspoon chicken stock
  • whole egg mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper, to flavour


  • Make a slit in a large chicken breast (approx 400g) so that you can open it up flat. 
  • Place 1000g (1 litre) of water into the Thermomix bowl. Add 1 teaspoon chicken stock powder (see notes). 
  • Place the cut chicken breast flat onto the Varoma tray and cook on Varoma, Speed 2, 20 minutes. 
  • To shred the chicken, drain the water from the Thermomix bowl. Cut the chicken breast in half and place into the Thermomix bowl.
  • 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).
  • * 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).


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