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Chicken with Satay Sauce and Spicy Noodle Salad

Every once in awhile it’s nice to branch out on the type of recipes that you cook. I rarely make things like this but it was a thing of beauty. Sam has already requested that I make it again. I could have eaten the satay sauce with a spoon – it’s that tasty! It’s a Jamie Oliver original that I’ve tweaked a bit.

Chicken with Satay Sauce and Spicy Noodle Salad
lettuce boats
(Adapted from Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals)

(For Satay)
1/2 small bunch of coriander
1 red chili
1 clove of garlic
3 heaped tablespoons of crunchy peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
soy sauce
2 limes
olive oil

(For chicken)
1 lb chicken breasts
salt and peper
runny honey

(For noodles)
250g dried egg noodles
100 g unsalted cashews
1/2 red onion
1 red chili
small bunch of coriander
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
1 lime
2 teaspoons of sesame oil
1 teaspoon of runny honey

gem lettuce for garnishing

Begin by making your satay, put the coriander (stalks and all) into a food processor with your chili, peeled garlic, peanut butter, ginger and a big glug of soy sauce.  Finely grate the zest of both of the limes, the squeeze the juice of 1 of them. Add a couple of splashes of water and whizz until it’s a spoonable paste. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon half into a bowl and drizzle with olive oil, set the other half aside.

Put your chicken in a roasting tray, and rub the satay that you set aside in the previous step over the chicken. Drizzle the chicken with olive oil and a pinch of salt. Put the chicken in the top shelf of the oven, and cook under the grill for 8-10 minutes per side. Then drizzle the chicken with a bit of runny honey and put back under the grill for another 8-10 minutes.

Now begin making your noodles. Place the dried noodles in a large heatproof bowl, cover them with boiling water, then place a lid on top of the bowl. Let the noodles soak for 7 minutes. Put a medium frying pan on low heat. Bash the cashews with a rolling pin then add them to the warm pan to toast, tossing occasionally and keeping an eye on them.

Peel the red onion and put the half in the food processor with the coriander. Pulse until it’s all finely chopped and then spoon it into a large serving bowl. Add the soy sauce and a few glugs of olive oil into the bowl as well. Then add in the juice of the lime and the sesame oil. Mix well and season.  Drain the noodles and then add them to the bowl.

Toss your cashes and turn the heat up. Add 1 teaspoon of honey, mixing and tossing the nuts until they are thoroughly covered. Once they are golden brown add them to the serving bowl as well. Lastly add some coriander leaves and toss everything together.

Serve the chicken on top of the gem lettuce, noodle salad and with the spare satay sauce.

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How can you say no to that meal? Although I need to be careful or cashews will easily become my new pistachios. I guess it’s safe to say that I love nuts.

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  • This looks amazing Amanda!! Definitely a meal I will make! I just showed Ty and he is already requesting it! We love chicken satay and I love Jamie’s meals so this is a no brainer! Defs making it!!

    • P.s. Sorry about all the exclamation marks. I’m just so excited to try this meal haha. Oh and I love nuts too – it used to be almonds but now I’m totally on the cashew bandwagon!

      • Hurray! It’s incredible! (All thanks to Jamie of course.) I made a few tweaks to his original recipe. Mostly simplifying it and taking out ingredients that I would have had to buy especially for this recipe and substituting ones that we already had, so don’t be alarmed if you see his recipe and the ingredients are different! And I appreciate all the excitement! 😀 x

  • Aaah, this looks amazing! Why are the best things always with peanuts?!

    • Darn your bf’s peanut allergy! Another one to set aside for a future date. I mean, you could make it skipping the satay sauce but it just wouldn’t be the same! x

  • I am totally trying this; it looks delicious! I’ll probably make it when I know I’ll be alone so I won’t have to share it with anyone, hahaha.

    • I’m actually really jealous of that. But I’ve already been formulating excuses to make it again asap! xx

  • Those noodles look amazing!!

  • YUM! Have tipped my roommate over to your blog – she’s a cooking nut!

    • Ooooooh didn’t even realize I was being a bit punny there! hehehehe giving myself a pat on the back for that one..

  • Oh my, this looks so good. Can’t wait to give it a try or at least a variation of it. Thanks for the delicious recipe, I am always in serious need of some cooking inspiration, as it’s not really my thing, but I have to do it SO much.

    • Gosh, I can just imagine that you must have to do a lot of cooking! It might be too spicy for little ones but okay for the grownups for sure! x

  • That looks so good! I will have to search for similar ingredients in the grocery stores here!

  • Ala

    This looks absolutely amazing! Sitting here very hungry now! x

    • Thanks! Obviously it’s Jamie Oliver’s brainchild, that I nicked and changed for someone who’s pantry might not be as well-stocked. But the noodle salad was ace- definitely my favourite part! x

  • Casey C

    Oh my dang, that looks delish! We made pad thai last night, but man…I’m going to have to give this recipe a try SOON! Pinning now!

    Thanks for linking up with the FFF hop this week! Have a fab one, Amanda!

    • Thank you so much! AND thank you for hosting! If you end up making it, let me know how it turned out! x

  • Mmmmm! This looks complicated to make, but oh so delicious! I haven’t experimented with too much international cuisine in the kitchen, but I might have to overcome my fears and try this out. My mouth is watering!!

  • that actually looks so good! xx

  • Sounds amazing, but I love just about anything with coriander in it!! 🙂

  • Kate Hardy

    ZOMG. Why did I stumble upon this around lunch? It looks divine. Must try.

  • Looks amazing! You always seem to somehow incorporate my favourite things into your recipes… or perhaps I just like everything :/ lol. Either way thanks for another awesome recipe! 🙂 x

    • Surely liking everything is the best way to be! Then you always feel like you have the luxury of eating one of your favourites! (And thank you!) x

  • Pinned!! This looks so good! Watch out pistachios!

    • Pistachios will always have a special place in my heart but I did buy a bag of cashews to snack on yesterday…. x

  • Umm, get in mah belly please! This is going straight on the to cook list!

    • It’s totally delish. And I can say that because Jamie Oliver came up with the original recipe not me. x

  • uggly muggly

    That looks scrumptious!!!

  • oh my, it looks so good. I could eat those noodles anytime.

    • Do you want to know a secret? It’s so easy to make, about 30 minutes, that I had it again last night! x

  • oh this sounds delicious. i’m always looking for new ways to cook chicken

    • Me too! Chicken’s the only meat I cook frequently so it’s nice to have lots of options! x

  • Looks delicious. I love satay 🙂
    Claire xx

  • This looks so yum. Your photography is divine. So much so that I will have to try this! Take care x


    • Thank you so much Louise! I really struggled photographing this meal actually, because it was so dark when I was taking the photos and the overhead lighting was creating havoc for me! x