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Crispy Chicken, Asian Noodles with Peanut Pesto


If you're like me, you love noodles! I could have them everyday, literally! This is one of those simple easy recipes you can quickly whip for a midweek meal instead of getting a takeaway, but you can get all the credit!

Here's what you'll need

  • 2 chicken breasts (skinless, boneless)
  • ¼ cup peanuts (roughly chopped)
  • 2 lime (one zested and juiced and one cut into wedges to garnish)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • ½ savoy cabbage (sliced thin)
  • 2 egg noodle nests
  • 3 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 1 good nub of ginger (finely minced)
  • 1 good bunch cilantro (finely chopped)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. in a bowl, mix the soy sauce, lime juice and zest, hoisin sauce and peanuts...set aside

  2. season the chicken well with salt and pepper, toss, skin side down into a preheated frying pan with a bit of vegetable oil until the skin is nice and crip, flip and transfer them to a baking tray and toss into a preheated 350° oven until cooked all the way through (about 10-12 minutes)

  3. in the meantime, boil some salted water, toss in the noodles for 5 minutes or so, drain and submerge the noodles in cold water and set aside

  4. add a bit more oil in the same frying pan you cooked the chicken, sautee the onion, garlic and ginger over medium low heat until cooked (about 5-8 minutes)

  5. add the cabbage, season and cook 5 more minutes or so

  6. drain the noodles and toss those in there and give it a few good tosses until heated through (about 3-4 minutes)

  7. add half the sauce and toss another couple of times

  8. when the chicken is fully cooked, take them out of the oven, loosely cover with foil for a few minutes to rest, then slice

  9. toss into big bowls, garnish with the lime wedges, drizzle with the rest of the pesto and dig in!

  10. Crispy Chicken, Asian Noodles with Peanut Pesto
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