Spiced Chicken Pilaf

Preparation 20 Minutes

Cook 30 Minutes

Serves 4


  1. Toss chicken with spices and a small drizzle of the oil. Heat half the remaining oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes each side until golden and just cooked through. Allow to cool slightly, then break into pieces. Set aside.
  2. Add remaining oil to pan and cook onion and garlic for several minutes until tender. Stir in rice with stock and bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 15 minutes, partially covered.
  3.  Add chicken pieces, zucchini and currants to pan, cooking a further 3-4 minutes. Serve sprinkled with almonds and coriander. Accompany with yoghurt and lemon wedges.


2 chicken breasts, halved horizontally

2 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

1 tbsp olive oil

½ onion, finely diced

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 ½ cups basmati rice, rinsed

2 ½ cups chicken stock

2 small zucchini, cut into rounds

2 tbsp SUNBEAM Currants

¼ cup SUNBEAM Slivered Almonds, toasted

Coriander, yoghurt and lemon, for serving

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Christmas Cupcakes

Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced).

Line a 12-hole muffin pan with paper patty cases. In a bowl, using an electric mixer, cream butter, mixed spice and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla extract. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Fold in flour alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour. Fold in Sunbeam sultanas.

Spoon mixture into paper cases until two-thirds full.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.

Cool in pan for 5 minutes, before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the icing: beat cream cheese with icing mixture. Slowly fold melted and cooled chocolate.

Ice the cupcakes and decorate with mini gingerbread houses.

Chocolate Ripple Christmas Wreath

You will need to begin this recipe the night before

Whip the cream to soft peaks. 

Spread a few tablespoons of whipped cream onto the base of a 26-28cm round serving plate.  This will stop your wreath from sliding around.

Dollop 1 flat tbsp of whipped cream onto a biscuit and top with another biscuit.  Repeat until you have a stack of 5 biscuits, the top biscuit should not have any cream on top.

Repeat to make 8 stacks of biscuits.

On the prepared serving plate, arrange the biscuit stacks into a wreath shape.  Spread the entire biscuit wreath with just enough whipped cream to ensure the biscuits are covered on top and around the sides.  Refrigerate overnight, reserving remaining whipped cream.

When ready to serve, spread remaining whipped cream around the wreath.  Decorate with dried fruit and nuts.

Toasted Almond & Blueberry Salad

  1. Toast almonds in a pan on medium heat then set aside.
  2. Wash berries and slice strawberries into halves.
  3. Crumble blue cheese and combine salad ingredients together.
  4. Combine dressing ingredients and blend until smooth, pour over salad when serving.

Crispy Chocolate Puddings

  1. Lightly oil 12 x ⅓ cup capacity muffin pans. Combine chocolate and butter in a microwave proof bowl and heat on medium setting for 1 minute, stir well. Return to microwave in 10 second bursts if required to continue melting.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the rice bubbles, sultanas, walnuts and coconut. Mix well. Add melted chocolate and stir until all ingredients are well coated in chocolate. Spoon between prepared muffin pans, pressing mixture in firmly. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Slide a small spatula down the side of each muffin cup to remove the chocolate pudding. Turn upside down and spoon on some melted chocolate to resemble custard. Decorate with sprinkles.

Bunny Garden Platter

Start by placing french dip and small bowl and both cheese on the platter in a zig zag.

Pull apart cos heats into individual leaves and cut carrots into halves.

Arrange the ingredients on the platter around the cheeses.

Garnich brie with fresh honeycomb onto it when serving.

Fruit & Nut Chocolate Nests

Combine ingredients, push into muffin pans and refrigerate. Once set, pop in some little Easter eggs of your choice and sprinkle with some more Sunbeam slivered almonds!
They’re cute, crunchy, and come together incredibly quickly to make a delicious and easy Easter treat ? Aiden and Bailey definitely approve!!
These fun and festive no-bake birds nests can be adapted to use whatever chocolate, nuts, fruits, or cereal you have on hand (just use 250 grams melted chocolate to 3 cups of dry ingredients).

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