Spicy Chicken And Mango Noodles

Prep: 140 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Spicy Chicken And Mango Noodles
Lovely noodle dish that is a bit different to your usually stir fry

450g (1lb) skinless chicken fillets

100g (4oz) vermicelli rice noodles

1 red onion, peeled and thinly sliced

Small bunch of fresh coriander

Handful of fresh mint leaves

1 ripe mango, peeled, stone discarded and cut into fine strips

4tsp roughly chopped toasted cashew nuts

For the marinade

1tsp dark soy sauce

1tsp sweet chilli sauce

Juice of ½ lime

1tsp mild curry powder

1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed

Pinch caster sugar

2tbsp torn fresh basil leaves

2tbsp sunflower oil

For the dressing

1 tsp caster sugar

2tbsp dark soy sauce

1tbsp sweet chilli sauce

Juice of 1 lime

4 tbsp sunflower oil

Place all the ingredients for the marinade in a non-metallic bowl and mix well to combine. Cut the chicken fillets into 3cm (1 ½ in) strips and stir into the marinade. Cover with clingfilm and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight to allow the flavours to penetrate the chicken.

To make the dressing, dissolve the sugar in the soy sauce in a small bowl, then whisk in the sweet chilli sauce, lime juice and sunflower oil.

Place the vermicelli noodles in a large bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave for about 5 minutes until softened or according to the packet instructions.

Put the red onion slices in a bowl of iced water for 2-3 minutes – this will make them crisp and will tone down the flavour a little.

Drain both the vermicelli and red onion well and place together in a large bowl. Tear the coriander and mint leaves away from their stalks and add to the bowl along with the mango strips and cashew nuts.

Preheat the grill to high. Shake any excess marinade from the chicken strips and place the meat on a foil-lined grill rack. Cook for 5 minutes, turning once or twice.

To serve, add the cooked chicken and the dressing to the bowl with the noodles and toss until well combined.

Serves
4

Preparation Time
140 minutes

Cooking Time
15 minutes

Main ingredients
Chicken, Pasta & Noodles

Recipe Type
Dinner, Family Dinners, Pasta/Noodles

Cuisine
Asian

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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