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
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  • 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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animal_cmh's picture
8th May, 2008
Made it last night and it had to sit for 90 mins as dinner was late. But still very nice, just enough lemon but I did add some garlic. I omitted the nuts but will put them in next time. Very easy to do and will change the meat at some point as well.
6th May, 2008
Very subtle flavour but really tasty! yummy!
2nd May, 2008
really nice dish...i really liked it & so did my hubby & son!!!! lovely but definetly a summer dish
2nd May, 2008
I am so sorry to tell you that this was not a succes at all... It looked amazing on the plate but unfortunately it tasted like cheesecake... to sweet. Next time I make it with less lemon juice, a bit of chickenstock and more ginger.
15th Apr, 2008
Very tasty, fresh and light, yet filling. I doubled the recipe and found that was WAY too much for four. Granted, two out of four were kids. Who ate happily and with no fuss, I might add! Will make again for sure.
15th Apr, 2008
This was straightforward and fairly tasty, but needed seasoning and I had to add an extra tsp of cornflour to thicken. The recipe says 125g noodles or 2 blocks, but when I checked afterwards, according to my noodles 125g is one block - I ended up with one very noodley dish!
15th Apr, 2008
Another good recipe,but I would add some shredded carrots to veg mix,for tast &colour.
15th Apr, 2008
this looks lush! increasingly all food eaten in our household comes from the Good Food site, i love the suggestions each day.


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