Chinese Takeaway in 5: Kwoklyn Wan’s satay chicken udon noodles

Even I was surprised at how quick this dish was to cook – and the washing-up consisted of just my wok and a wooden spoon! Chewy noodles, juicy chicken, crunchy onions and peppers in a rich spicy satay sauce. Lovely!

satay chicken noodles
Sam Folan

SERVES 2

PREP 10 MINS
COOKING TIME 8 MINS

INGREDIENTS:
2 chicken breasts, cut into bitesized pieces
1 white onion, cut into strips
1 green pepper, cut into strips
4 tbsp satay dipping sauce (or use 2-3 tbsp satay paste, to taste)
300g straight-to-wok
Udon noodles

FROM THE STORE CUPBOARD:
2 tbsp oil (vegetable, groundnut or coconut)
1 tsp salt
pinch of white pepper

  1. Heat a large nonstick wok over a medium-high heat and add the oil. Add the chicken and allow to brown on one side, then stir in the onion and pepper for 1-2 minutes to soften.
  2. Season with the salt and pepper, then stir in the satay dipping sauce, along with 250ml water. Once all of the ingredients are well combined in the sauce, add the noodles and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently to separate the noodles. Serve immediately.

TIP Add a sprinkle of crushed salted peanuts just before serving to add a lovely crunch.

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