Peanut Butter Noodles | Lonumedhu

Peanut Butter Noodles

 

This simple noodle dish is nutty, spicy and packed with umami flavour. Serve it straight off the stove with a soft-boiled egg.

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 150g chicken chopped into cubes
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onion
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic (3 cloves)
  • 1 tsp. finely grated ginger
  • 4 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ¼ salt (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp. red chili powder
  • 3 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. corn flour mixed with 2 tbsp water
  • 3 tbsp. water (for sauce)
  • 3 cups water (for cooking the noodles)
  • 2 instant noodles packets (we used Mamee)
  • 1 tbsp. chopped roasted peanuts (for the optional topping)
  • 1 tbsp. sliced green onions (for the optional topping)
  • 2 soft boiled eggs

 

Instructions:

  1. Cut the chicken into bite sized cubes. Thinly slice the green onions and green chilli, mince the garlic and grate the ginger.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large frying pan over medium heat. Add the garlic, green onion, black pepper, salt and chili powder. Stir-fry for about 2 minutes.
  3. Increase the heat to high and add in the chicken. Stir-fry until the chicken is cooked; it would take around 4 minutes.
  4. Then add soy sauce, peanut butter and lime juice, honey and green chili. Simmer for about 4-5 minutes to allow the flavours to infuse.
  5. In a small bowl, combine 1 tsp. cornflour with 2 tbsp. water. Then add this mixture to the pot along with 3 more tablespoons of water. Mix to combine and simmer for another 1 minute or until the sauce has thickened.
  6. Bring 3 cups water to a boil and then switch off the stove. Then add the noodles and let them soak for about 3 minutes. Then use tongs to gently shake the noodles apart. Drain the noodles.
  7. Mix the noodles with the chicken sauce, until fully combined and that’s it.
  8. Divide the noodles into serving bowls or plates and top with roasted peanuts and green onions. Serve it with a soft boiled egg.
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