Lemon chicken with spring veg noodles

Lemon chicken with spring veg noodles

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 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
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    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
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    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
    Cashew

    Cashew

    ka-shoo

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

Method

  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
8th May, 2008
3.05
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.
nik-nak-08
6th May, 2008
5.05
Very subtle flavour but really tasty! yummy!
mrsj0nes
2nd May, 2008
really nice dish...i really liked it & so did my hubby & son!!!! lovely but definetly a summer dish
karina_ams
2nd May, 2008
1.05
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.
jaaser
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.
drfabio
15th Apr, 2008
4.05
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!
chefbillyb
15th Apr, 2008
4.05
Another good recipe,but I would add some shredded carrots to veg mix,for tast &colour.
kickingkatie
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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