Slightly spicy, slightly sweet, very tasty. Full of flavour and with a range of textures, this dish is a great filler, and very simple to make. It’s also very healthy, and also a great way to increase the amount of vegetables you eat each day.
The longer you leave the marinade, the stronger the taste – the recommended amount of time is leaving it overnight, and keeping it in the fridge will help absorb as many flavours as possible.
To Serve 6
450g Skinless Chicken Breasts, cut into thick strips
1tsp Caster Sugar
1/2tsp Ground Ginger
1/2tsp English Mustard Powder
1/2tsp Ground Turmeric
1/2tsp Medium Curry Powder
4tbsp Olive Oil
350g Courgettes, sliced
150g Mangetout, trimmed
1 Red Pepper, deseeded and cut into strips
1 Yellow Pepper, deseeded and cut into strips
3tbsp Clear Honey
4tbsp Lemon Juice
2.5cm Ginger, peeled and grated
250g Egg Noodles
50g Salted Cashew Nuts
1. Mix the Chicken with the Sugar, Salt, Pepper, Ground Ginger, English Mustard Powder, Ground Turmeric and Medium Curry Powder in a flat tray, making sure that the Chicken is completely coated in the spices. Cover and chill in the refrigerator overnight.
2. Heat two tablespoons of the Oil in a frying pan. Sauté the Courgettes off for two or three minutes, and then remove from the pan with a slotted spoon. Add the Mangetout and Pepper to the pan, and fry off for two to three minutes. Add to the bowl with the Courgettes.
3. Heat the rest of the Oil, and cook the Chicken in batches until all cooked through and golden brown. Return all of the Chicken to the pan, and mix in with the Honey, Lemon Juice and Grated Ginger. Cover, and simmer for five minutes, or until the Chicken is tender.
4. Cook the Noodles according the instructions on the packaging, before cutting into smaller pieces. Mix with the Chicken and Vegetables, then season with Salt and Pepper to taste, before sprinkling with Cashew Nuts and serve.
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