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Bang bang chicken noodle stir-fry recipe

Bang bang chicken noodle stir-fry recipe

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Pairing golden, crispy chicken thighs with sweet peppers, courgette ribbons, and egg noodles, gives a hearty stir-fry recipe that's great for busy weeknights. Packed with lots of veg and masses of flavour from garlic, chilli, soy and lime, it's ready to enjoy in just 35 minutes. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 718 calories / serving


  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 750g pack chicken thighs, boned, any excess skin trimmed
  • 250g frozen sliced mixed peppers
  • 1 courgette, peeled into ribbons, seeded middle chopped
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 250g pack medium egg noodles
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp crushed chillies, plus extra to serve (optional)
  • 4 tbsp reduced-salt soy sauce
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 lime, zested, ½ juiced, ½ cut into wedges to serve
If you haven't got any egg noodles, try using pasta like spaghetti instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    36g 51%
  • Saturates

    12g 60%
  • Sugars

    8g 8%
  • Salt

    2.4g 39%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 55g Protein 41.3g Fibre 5.7g


  1. Heat the oil in a wok over a medium-low heat. Fry the chicken skin-side down for 10 mins or until the skin is crispy. Flip and fry for 10 mins, or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate; cover loosely with foil.
  2. Reheat the wok over a high heat, add the peppers and chopped courgette; stir-fry for 5 mins. Meanwhile, bring a pan of water to the boil, crumble in the stock cube, then add the noodles. Simmer for 4-5 mins until just cooked, then drain well.
  3. Add the garlic and crushed chillies to the wok; stir-fry for 2 mins. In a bowl, mix the soy, sugar and the lime zest and juice. Add to the wok, bubble for 2 mins, then add the courgette ribbons and noodles. Toss with tongs to coat in the sauce.
  4. Slice the chicken into strips. Divide the noodles between 4 bowls and top with the chicken. Serve with the lime wedges and extra crushed chillies, if you like.

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