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Friday, June 3, 2011

Chicken Satay

Take-out, for me is all about chicken satay. It is my ultimate favourite. On a cookery course in Bali I learned a delicious recipe for chicken satay. Traditionally, satay is meat on a stick. It is a minced chicken and spice mixture on a bamboo stick and then gridled, however this recipe is much quicker, convenient and user friendly.
This recipe will save you a fortune, rescue your body from that dreadful MSG and save you hundreds of calories.
Ok so I know it looks like a massive amount of ingredients but it’s not really and, a lot of ingredients for the satay sauce, you will have in your store cupboard for months. I have packed it with loads of fresh vegetables in order to get our vitamins and anti-oxidants and boost our immune systems. Also if you want to be extra healthy – you can use whole wheat soba noodles.

Serves 2
  • 2 chicken fillets ( 4 chicken thighs off the bone) thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch soba noodles
  • 1 carrot, peeled, thinly sliced diagonally
  • ½ green pepper thinly sliced
  • ½ red pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • Mushrooms thinly sliced
  • Handful frozen peas / mange tout
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 1 cup water
  • Handful of chopped coriander (optional)
Satay Marinade
  • 3 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • ½ red/green chilli – finely diced
  • ½ cm fresh ginger ( ½ tsp powder ginger)
  • 4 spring onions diagonally sliced
  • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 tbsp wholefood peanut butter
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp water
  • Salt and pepper
  1. To begin, prepare the marinade. Ok, heres the hard part – PUT ALL THE INGREDIENTS IN A BOWL AND STIR!!!!! Yep, that’s it. Add in the strips of chicken, allow to marinade for about 20mins (if possible 24 hours).
  2. Prepare all the vegetables.
  3. Boil a saucepan of water for the noodles. Cook according to the packet instructions.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a wok, when hot add in the chicken, stir-fry for 3 or 4 mins until a little brown.
  5. Add in the vegetables, chicken stock cube and water little by little and simmer away for 20 mins.
  6. Mix the noodles through the chicken satay, garnish with chopped coriander.
  7. Serve and enjoy with a small beer.

1 comment:

  1. Rhona, Delighted to discover your blog via Joan cooke ! From one foodie to another well done !!! Joan wants to do your PR by the way lol !!!