Tasty chicken noodles

Tasty chicken noodles

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(22 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 8 mins

Easy

Serves 2
This recipe is easily doubled to serve four if you have plenty of leftover chicken; if you have less, bump up the protein with a handful of cashews

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal588
  • fat15.5g
  • saturates3.2g
  • carbs70.4g
  • sugars18.4g
  • fibre7.6g
  • protein42g
  • salt4.1g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce or soy
    Fish sauce

    Fish sauce

    A seasoning often used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking. In Vietnam it is usually made from shrimp…

  • 1 tbsp sugar
    Sugar

    Sugar

    shuh-ga

    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 2 blocks medium egg noodles
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 1 large red pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 4 spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 200g leftover roast chicken, shredded
    Chicken

    Chicken

    chik-en

    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 100g frozen pea
  • ½ a 20g pack basil or coriander, leaves roughly shredded
    Basil

    Basil

    ba-zil

    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

Method

  1. Mix the cornflour with the fish sauce and sugar, then gradually add 8 tbsp water until smooth. Cook the noodles in a pan of boiling water for 4 mins.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a wok, then stir-fry the pepper, garlic and spring onions for about 3 mins. Tip in the chicken, spices and peas, stir-fry for a couple of secs more, then pour in the fish sauce and flour mix. Stir until thickened, then toss in the drained noodles and basil or coriander.

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IReallyHateDill
13th Mar, 2014
3.8
Tried with 5 spice powder, which was nice :)
VictoriaAlice
10th Mar, 2014
This is delicious and an excellent way to use up leftover chicken. I added grated ginger, cashews and half a medium red chili pepper, which made it lovely for us adults to eat, but a bit 'stingy' according to my 5 year old! Would still use chili next time, but not quite as much if feeding kids. Quick and easy too and doesn't feel like a heavy meal. Lovely.
horsey_66
7th Mar, 2013
An easy and very tasty way to use leftover chicken and vege odds and ends. I made two versions - one vege (for my child) and one with chicken. Adapted it as some others have done - used finely sliced shallots and added mange-tout. Loved the cashews - found a lot of spices and browning stuck to them - great flavours. And nice bulking out. try half/half fish/soy for the next meat-based version, plus would be tempted to use little or no sugar. Like the idea of adding ginger, too. Might even slice some chillies into it. All in all delicious, plus has lots of potential for future variations. Could always leave out or reduce the amount of nuts, if wanting fewer calories.
curtis5red
3rd Oct, 2012
5.05
really tasty, added a spoonful of sherry as someone suggested and swapped peas for mange tout and baby corn, will be making this again for sure
loobyloofood
8th Aug, 2012
4.05
A really tasty meal - my 7 year old said it was fantastic! I added extra ginger, and used less sugar. I also used half fish sauce and half soy. Delicious!
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stephie70
22nd Mar, 2012
5.05
This was a huge hit with all 5 of my children!
charlie1609
10th Mar, 2012
Great quick and easy meal to make, packed full of flavour. My husband really enjoyed it.
maureen565
28th Feb, 2012
Was tempted by this recipe until I saw it was 820 calories per portion. Could this be a misprint as looking at the ingredients I can't see how it could possibly be this much. Comments welcome!
anotherday
29th Dec, 2011
5.05
Really nice meal I enjoyed making it and enjoyed eating it ....top meal
ilovemygrub
9th Dec, 2011
5.05
Really tasty and great for using left-over chicken. Used soya sauce, and forgot to add the water, but although it was quite dry, it was still brill. Will certainly do again. Will only use half the quantity of noodles, as it was too much for just the two of us.

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louisedstanley
21st Feb, 2014
Sounds lovely and with the ingredients listed sounds healthy.... so is it really 820 calories??
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goodfoodteam
3rd Mar, 2014
Hi Louise, thanks for getting in touch. Our nutritionist recalculated the data for this recipe and it is actually lower in calories than originally stated. We've now updated the information above. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Best wishes, BBC Good Food team
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