Diet, Recipes

The best healthy chicken satay recipe!

This week I have decided to share one of my favourite dinner recipes with you! This healthy chicken satay recipe is absolutely delicious and is much better than processed, ready made satay sauces. 

The macronutrients of this meal are fantastic for people living with diabetes, lean chicken breast provides lots of protein and peanut butter provides high unsaturated fat to slow digestion down, helping to prevent a glucose spike post-meal. I also use brown noodles to add more fibre to my meal. 

Keep reading for one of my all-time favourite recipes!

Serves 2 

Macros (per serving):

Carbohydrates: 45g
(of which sugars): 6g
Protein: 25g
Fats: 12g

Ingredients List:

x2 Chicken breast
x2 nests of brown noodles
Any veg of choice

Satay sauce:
1.5 tbsp natural peanut butter
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp soy sauce
Small bunch of coriander
1 small garlic clove
1 small red chilli

Noodle dressing:

1 spring onion
Small bunch of coriander
Juice 1/2 lemon
1 tsp honey
2 tsp soy sauce
Handful of cashew nuts or peanuts

Method:

1. Firstly, pre-heat your oven, and place all of the ingredients for the satay sauce in a blender, and blend until smooth.

2. Next, cut the chicken into strips, or cubes, and rub 3/4 of the satay sauce into the chicken.

3. Place the rest of the satay sauce in side dishes to serve as a side sauce.

4. Spread the chicken on a tray with your veg, and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 190 degrees.

5. While the chicken is cooking, we can prepare the noodle dressing! Place all of the ingredients for the noodle dressing in the blender, and blend briefly until the everything in finely chopped.

6. Next, divide the noodle dressing between serving bowls, ready to mix in with the noodles.

7. When the chicken has around 10 minutes left, add boiling water to your saucepan, and cook the noodles.

8. Using a small frying pan, toast the cashew nuts in a drizzle of honey for 5 minutes on a low-heat to get a caramelised effect. Place aside once half of the cashews have turned darker brown.

9. When the noodles are ready, sprain them and divide between bowls. Use a fork and a spoon to toss the noodles, coating them with the dressing.

10. Cut into the largest chunk of chicken to double check it is cooked.

11. Finally, divide the chicken satay between bowls, sprinkle with extra coriander, cashew nuts and lemon juice!

12. Now, enjoy! 🙂

I hope you give this healthy chicken satay recipe a try, and love it as much as I do! Make sure you subscribe for a nutrition freebie, and to get more content delivered straight to your inbox!

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