Take-out, for me is all about chicken satay. It is my ultimate favourite. On a recent cookery course in Bali I learned a delicious recipe for chicken satay. Traditionally, satay is meat on a stick. It is a minced chicken and spice mixture on a bamboo stick and then gridled, however this recipe is much quicker, convenient and user friendly.
This recipe will save you a fortune, rescue your body from that dreadful MSG and save you hundreds of calories.
Ok so I know it looks like a massive amount of ingredients but it’s not really and, a lot of ingredients for the satay sauce, you will have in your store cupboard for months. I have packed it with loads of fresh vegetables in order to get our vitamins and anti-oxidants and boost our immune systems. Also if you want to be extra healthy – you can use whole wheat noodles.
- 2 chicken fillets ( 4 chicken thighs off the bone) thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 carrot, peeled, thinly sliced diagonally
- ½ green pepper thinly sliced
- ½ red pepper thinly sliced
- 1 onion thinly sliced
- Mushrooms thinly sliced
- Handful frozen peas / mange tout
- Large handful of dry roasted peanuts
- 1 chicken stock cube
- 1 cup water
- Handful of chopped coriander
- 3 cloves garlic (crushed)
- ½ red chilli – finely diced
- ½ green chilli – finely diced
- ½ cm fresh ginger ( ½ tsp powder ginger)
- 4 spring onions diagonally sliced
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
- 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 4 tbsp water
- Salt and pepper
- To begin, prepare the marinade. Ok, heres the hard part – PUT ALL THE INGREDIENTS IN A BOWL AND STIR!!!!! Yep, that’s it. Add in the strips of chicken, allow to marinade for about 20mins (if possible 24 hours).
- Prepare all the vegetables.
- Boil a saucepan of salted water for the noodles. Cook according to the packet instructions.
- Heat 1 tbsp oil in a wok, when hot add in the chicken, stir-fry for 3 or 4 mins until a little brown.
- Add in the vegetables, chicken stock cube and a cup of water and simmer away for 20 mins.
- Mix the noodles through the chicken satay, sprinkle in the peanuts and garnish with chopped coriander.
- Serve and enjoy with a glass of white wine or a beer.
This is Chic Cuisine. Every fortnight I post some of my delicious, tasty and economical recipes here on our very own OurKilcock.ie. Please feel free to post any questions or queries in relation to the recipes and I’ll be happy to answer them. Please use your own judgement on cooking times and measurements within reason as all of us do things a little different.