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Nutty Sesame Chicken

Nutty Sesame Chicken

with Mangetout, Peanuts and Noodles

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Sweet, sticky, and with a kick of heat, the delicious sauce in this stir-fry is nothing short of a flavour miracle. Mangetout, sesame seeds and peanuts give a beautiful texture to the dish whilst ginger, garlic and coriander keep things fresh. This sizzling dish is guaranteed to become a household favourite in no time at all.

Preparation Time25 minutes
Difficulty levelLevel 2
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

2 unit(s)

Spring Onion

1 unit(s)


2 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

½ unit(s)

Red Bullet Chilli

2 unit(s)

Egg Noodle Nest

(ContainsEgg, Gluten)

1 sachet

Soy Sauce

(ContainsGluten, Soya)

1 sachet


1 pot(s)

Sesame Seeds


280 grams

Diced Chicken Thigh

1 pack(s)


1 bunch(es)


1 bag(s)

Salted Peanuts

Nutritional information
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
Energy (kJ)2853 kJ
Energy (kcal)682 kcal
Fat24.0 g
of which saturates5.0 g
Carbohydrate62 g
of which sugars13.0 g
Protein57 g
Salt3.0 g
Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites.
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Cutting board
Frying Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Cook the Noodles
Cook the Noodles

Put a large saucepan of water on to boil for the noodles. Meanwhile, trim the spring onion and thinly slice. Peel and grate the ginger and garlic (or use a garlic press). Halve the chilli lengthways, deseed and finely chop. Add the noodles to the boiling water and cook for 4 mins. Drain in a sieve and drizzle over a little oil to stop them from sticking together!

Make the Sauce
Make the Sauce

Meanwhile, pop the ginger, garlic, chilli (use less if you don't like spice!), soy sauce, honey and sesame seeds into a small bowl and mix together.

Cook the Chicken
Cook the Chicken

Pop a frying pan on medium-high heat with a drizzle of oil. Add the diced chicken to the hot pan with a pinch of salt and pepper and cook until browned, 5 mins. TIP: If your pan is small, cook the chicken in batches, you want the chicken to fry not stew. Add the mangetout and half the spring onion. Stir-fry for a further 5 mins.

Time to combine
Time to combine

When the chicken is cooked through and the mangetout are tender, pour the sauce you made in step 2 into the pan. IMPORTANT: The chicken is cooked when it is no longer pink in the middle. Stir together and cook for 1-2 mins, then add the cooked noodles. Toss together and cook until everything is nicely combined and piping hot, another 1-2 mins.

Finish Up
Finish Up

Roughly chop the coriander (stalks and all) and roughly chop the peanuts (or pop them in a freezer bag and bash them with a frying pan - depending on your mood!).


Serve your sesame chicken and noodles in bowls with a sprinkling of coriander, peanuts and the remaining spring onion. If you have any le over chopped chilli, sprinkle that on too for a bit of kick. Enjoy!