Dietitian's Pick: Satay Chicken Noodles

Serves: 4 (Serving size depends on each bariatric patient’s needs)

Time to prep: 20 mins

Time to make: 30 mins


Ingredients

  • 4 chicken thigh fillets

  • 200g rice vermicelli

  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, peeled into ribbons

  • Fresh coriander, to serve

  • Thai basil leaves, to serve

  • Unsalted peanuts, to serve

Instructions

Step 1

To make marinade, place lemongrass and garlic in a mortar and pound with a pestle until a paste forms. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in fish sauce, oil and turmeric.


Step 2

Add chicken. Turn to coat. Cover. Place in the fridge for at least 10 minutes to marinate.


Step 3

Preheat oven to 200C/180C fan-forced. Line a baking tray with foil. Place chicken on prepared tray. Bake for 15 minutes or until almost cooked. Turn oven grill to high. Grill for 10 minutes or until golden and cooked through.


Step 4

Meanwhile, cook rice vermicelli in boiling water for 2 minutes or until tender. Drain. Refresh under cold running water until cool. Drain and divide among serving bowls.


Step 5

To make satay dressing, place peanuts in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring, for 3-5 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a mortar and pound with a pestle until finely ground.


Step 6

Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add curry paste. Cook for 1 minute or until aromatic. Stir through coconut milk. Add peanuts, peanut butter, sugar and fish sauce. Simmer for about 1 minute. Season to taste with more fish sauce and sugar, if desired.


Step 7

Slice chicken and place on top of vermicelli with cucumber. Drizzle with satay dressing and top with extra peanuts, coriander and basil.



NUTRITION

ENERGY

3360 kj


FAT TOTAL

50.2g


SATURATED FAT

20.7g


FIBRE

4.2g


PROTEIN

39.6g


CARBS (TOTAL)

47.1g


All nutrition values are per serve.


Source taste.com.au

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