To continue my peanutty theme of late and to stretch the noodle madness out a bit further from my previous review i bashed out a really simple recipe for homemade peanut and lime noodles last night for lunches. Whole thing took about 40mins to make include cooking the chicken (you may omit if you do not partake in eating flesh). This is another “bung in what you got” recipe, i’ll share what i put in mine but i’m not your mother, do what you want.
To make 3 – 4 lunches you will need:
- Two roasted chicken breasts (or thighs if you want to save some money, i would cook and debone 4 of these but i prefer breast meat personally)
- Two/three rectangles of egg noodles (these tend to hold their structural integrity when left for a day or two)
- One red pepper
- One red chilli
- Handful of peas
- Handful of sweetcorn
- Juice of one lime
- 100g crunchy peanut butter
- One tablespoon olive oli
- Two tablespoons soy sauce
- Two tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
Cook your chicken breasts and cut or pull into shreds. Set aside in a bowl
Cook your noodles according to the instructions, drain and set aside in the same bowl
Cook off your veggies in a pan with a little oil until just soft, add to the bowl
In a separate bowl whisk together you oil, lime juice, peanut butter, soy and sweet chilli sauce, taste and adjust (i used posh peanut butter that had no added sugar so you may want to start with less sweet chilli if you used something cheaper)
Pour this mixture into the bowl and mix well with forks, try and get everything coated evenly and the noodles distributed properly.
Pop into takeaway containers and refrigerate.
NB: I did add broad-beans too but i didn’t peel them properly and they weren’t very good, up to you if you want to use them.