Lemon chicken with spring veg noodles

Lemon chicken with spring veg noodles

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(19 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 2
Forget that ready meal, this storecupboard meal makes a speedy after work supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal553
  • fat12g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs69g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre6g
  • protein47g
  • salt1.1g


  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 2 skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • zest and juice 1 lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp grated fresh root ginger



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 125g pack or 2 sheets medium dried egg noodle
  • 200g frozen pea and bean mix
  • 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…

  • 1 tbsp roasted cashews



    The seeds from the 'Cashew Apple' - a tree which bears bright orange fruit and is native…


  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, then fry the chicken for 5 mins until almost cooked. Tip onto a plate. Pour 250ml water into the pan with the lemon zest and juice, sugar and ginger. In a bowl, mix the cornflour with a little water until smooth, then whisk into the pan. Bring to the boil, stirring, then add the chicken to the sauce. Reduce the heat. Bubble for a few mins until chicken is cooked and the sauce thickened.

  2. Meanwhile, cook the noodles and veg together in boiling water for 4 mins, then drain. Toss together the chicken, noodles, veg and spring onions; serve scattered with nuts.

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27th Jun, 2011
It was very tasty but I will add extra veg next time.
5th Apr, 2010
Agree with the statement above. Way too much lemon. Honey would have been a good idea - I should have read further. All in all, not very satisfying.
15th Sep, 2009
I have just cooked this and their was far too much lemon really sour, if i was to cook this again i would put half the lemon in as most of it this time went in the bin
11th Dec, 2008
Very nice. I was worried it may be a little sweet too after making similar recipes but it was fine. I did add a bit of chilli to take the attention away from the sweetness. I also used honey instead of sugar.
3rd Oct, 2008
I tried adding sliced button mushroons and mangetout. it worked very well. We all enjoyed it.
26th Sep, 2008
This was not a mega flavoursome dish, but it is very tasty in a more subtle way. Easy to prepare and even easier to eat! We used straight to wok noodles and they worked very well. We used pea's, and green beans from the freezer too as did not have any fresh veg at the time but it still all went really well. Would def eat it again.
11th Sep, 2008
I made this on sunday since I had a whole chicken and couldn't be bothered to make sunday lunch :P the family were disappointed at first at not getting their usual chicken with stuffing and roasties but when they had this presented in front of them all their cares went out the window! I used honey instead of sugar to make the chicken lovely and sticky. The only downside to this dish is now everytime they want a chinese takeaway they order me to whip this up instead! takes a bit longer than walking down the road and ordering a meal, but it's cheaper and much healthier too :)
Frantic Flapjack
23rd May, 2008
I used fresh mangetout instead of the frozen veg. Gave it good crunch texture. The sauce was fresh tasting - you definitely need to use all the lemon. Also chopped up some coriander and sprinkled over the top to liven it up a bit. A fast mid-week meal.
11th May, 2008
Would like to make it but have nothing to make it with will make it on Tuesday probally
11th May, 2008
Good, easy store cupboard meal. Quite tasty. Add more seasoning next time.


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