These noodles are so good!
I mean really, really, oh my god I want to take a bath in them good.
But what is potentially even better news?
They don’t just taste good, they’re actually good for you.
I know, crazy talk when we’re talking about satay anything! But it’s true.
No sugar, low carb (if you want), lots of protein, nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins. They’ll fill you with energy and give you all the good fats you need to feel utterly satisfied.
Not bad for a bowl of noodles!
The recipe is based loosely on my Easy Chicken Satay recipe, but somehow this one is actually easier.
To serve two you’ll need:
500g Free range chicken thighs (sometimes you can buy these as “thigh fillets”)
1 clove Garlic, crushed
1 chilli, chopped
4tbsp Soy sauce
2tbsp Coconut oil (room temp – liquid if poss)
Juice of 1 lime1w
2tbsp Coconut oil
1 Onion, chopped
1 chopped Chilli
150g (a couple heaped tbsp) Peanut butter (100% peanuts, no added sugar.)
400ml (1 can) Coconut milk
splash of Fish sauce
2 courgettes – spiralised
Half butternut squash spiralised
(Or just any regular cooked noodles of your choice)
Cut your chicken up into bite sized cubes. Mix together your soy sauce, garlic, chilli, coconut oil and lime juice to make a marinade. Stir the chicken through it and leave for as long as possible (1hr – all night).
When you’re ready, heat some coconut oil in a large frying pan. Add your chopped chilli, chopped onion and fry until soft.
Before the onion turns brown add your chicken and fry until nice and golden and cooked through.
Add your peanut butter, followed by coconut milk (and all the nice thick stuff at the top of the can) and fish sauce.
Stir through on a low-medium heat, taking care not to let the bottom burn.
No-one wants a burnt bottom.
Now you’ll need to add your noodles.
If you’re confident in your stirring abilities, add your noodles to the frying pan and stir until they’re warm – but not so long they begin to soften.
If you’re worried you’ll make a mess, do this bit in a big saucepan on a medium heat.
Serve with some fresh coriander and lime.
Slurp away to your hearts content!
The veggie noodles add a wonderful freshness and crunch to the dish but egg noodles would be delicious too.
A real treat after a busy day at work in the satay.