Me, oh my – this saucy wee satay number will make your day. AND it’s healthy! Bonus! Leaving behind the nasties and loading up with veges and the good fats, you’ll be getting a healthy dose of protein, nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins.
It’s not every day that a healthy satay is an option..so get out the note pads and grocery lists.
And lets get’s started..
To serve two you’ll need:
500-600g free range chicken thighs or breasts
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 chilli, chopped
4 tbsp coconut aminos seasoning (I use Ceres Organics which you can get here if your in NZ or here if your in AUS. It is a paleo friendly alternative to soy sauce which is low glycemic, an abundant source of 17 amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and has a nearly neutral pH.)
2 tbsp coconut oil – opt for pure virgin if you can.
Juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 onion, chopped
1 chilli, chopped
2 tbsp (heaped) peanut butter – this is where you don’t want to skimp..get the good stuff! 100% peanuts. Accept nothing less.
400ml (1 can) coconut milk
splash of fish sauce
2 courgettes, spiralised
2 carrots, spiralised
(Or just any regular cooked noodles of your choice)
Cut your chicken up into bite sized cubes. Mix together your soy sauce, garlic, chilli, coconut oil and lime juice to make the marinade. Stir the chicken through it and leave for as long as possible (1 hour – all night).
When you’re ready, heat some coconut oil in a large frying pan. Add your chopped chilli, chopped onion and fry until soft.
Then add your chicken and fry until nice, golden and cooked through.
Add your peanut butter, followed by coconut milk and fish sauce. Don’t get to enthusiastic with the fish sauce – when I say a splash, I really mean it. That stuff is potent!
Stir through on a low-medium heat, taking care not to let the bottom catch.
Now you’re ready to add your noodles. If you don’t have a spiraliser, there are a couple of other options. You can julienne your veges or shave them into ribbons using a peeler – either will do just fine! I found my spiraliser in a small kitchen shop and it was all of $30. So if you do want one, they are easy to find and pretty cheap.
Add your noodles to the frying pan and stir until they’re warm – but not so long they begin to soften.
Serve with some fresh coriander and lime (which I forgot and am still devastated about).
And voila! Eat your heart out, Julia Child!
The veggie noodles add a wonderful freshness and crunch to the dish but a traditional noodle style would be delicious too.
This wee dish is perfect for a week night dinner. It’s so easy, super quick to make and downright delicious! And the healthy part…well that would just make your mum proud.
Give it a go and let me know what you think!