Chicken satay noodles

Chicken satay noodles

  • serves 2
  • A little effort

This recipe for chicken satay noodles is a really easy meal for two that's ready in under an hour - perfect for midweek



  • shallots 4, finely chopped
  • ground coriander ½ tsp
  • ground cumin ½ tsp
  • turmeric ¼ tsp
  • fish sauce 1 tbsp
  • peanut butter (smooth or crunchy) 3 tbsp
  • skinless, boneless chicken thighs 4, cut into small chunks
  • cucumber ¼
  • lime 1, juiced
  • golden caster sugar 1 tsp
  • red chilli 1, finely chopped
  • fish sauce 1 tbsp
  • radishes 100g, sliced
  • mint a small bunch, leaves only
  • cooked egg noodles 150g


  • Step 1

    Soak 4 wooden skewers in hot water for 20 minutes. Mix half the chopped shallots, and all of the coriander, cumin, turmeric, fish sauce and peanut butter together, then add 3 tbsp boiling water to make a sauce. Toss with the chicken and leave for 15 minutes (you can marinate for a couple of hours if you want to make it ahead).

  • Step 2

    To make the salad, halve the cucumber lengthways, then scoop out seeds with a teaspoon and slice thinly. Put the lime juice, sugar, chilli, fish sauce and the rest of the shallots in a bowl. Mix until the sugar dissolves, then toss with the radishes, cucumber and mint.

  • Step 3

    Thread each skewer with 3-4 chunks of chicken. Grill for about 6 minutes on each side, brushing with extra marinade until cooked. Drop the noodles into the salad and toss. Divide between 2 plates and sit the skewers on top.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 524
  • Fat 24g
  • Saturates 5.8g
  • Carbs 36.5g
  • Sugars 7.2g
  • Fibre 4.6g
  • Protein 38g
  • Salt 4.5g