Stir-fry Chicken with Coconut Milk and Noodles

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  Stir-fry Chicken with Coconut Milk and Noodles

 The lime and herbs add lovely fresh flavours to this dish.  If you fancy it a spicier, add an extra chilli. 

Stir-fry Chicken with Coconut Milk and Noodles

Serves 4 

Cooking time:


  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • Marinade
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teasp. honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablesp. mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablesp. coriander leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablesp. olive oil


  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 5cm piece of ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 120g mange-tout, sliced lengthways into thin strips
  • 1x 400ml tin of low fat coconut milk
  • ½ tablesp. fish sauce
  • 6 scallions, sliced
  • 140g thin/medium egg noodles, cooked according to the packet instructions
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

To Cook

Place the chicken pieces in a bowl with the lime zest, lime juice, honey, garlic, mint, half the coriander and half the oil. Stir well and leave to marinate for an hour, if possible.

When you're ready to cook the chicken, heat a little oil in a large frying pan or wok over a high heat, add half the chicken pieces and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes, until golden. Remove to a plate. Add a little more oil to the pan. Stir-fry the remainder of the chicken until golden.

Add the chicken back into the pan. Then add the chilli, ginger and mange-tout and stir-fry for a minute or two. Add the coconut milk, fish sauce and half the scallions. Stir well to combine and bring to the boil. Taste and season. Then fold the prepared noodles into the pan.

Serving Suggestions

Divide into four bowls and sprinkle over the remaining coriander and scallions.

Nutritional Analysis per Serving

Protein: 38g 

Carbohydrates: 31g 

Fat: 22g 

Iron: 1.8mg 

Energy: 452kcal