#164 Recipe No.12 Low Calorie Chicken Satay with Noodles

A couple of weeks ago my dad booked a holiday to Greece for himself and my mum, they weren’t going to go so my mum hadn’t started her usual bikini diet early enough so she’d gotten herself a little bit panicked. Then the newspaper started promoting the 5:2 Diet, my mum collected the pamphlets and decided she was going to give it a try. I have been wanting to try it since I read Being Erica’s post about her experience with it but I didn’t think it was possible while living at my parents due to the fact everything they usually buy is full fat/full calorie. Now my mum wants to do it, it means I have been able to start too. Today is my second fast day and I’m finding it pretty easy.. it meant on Sunday at the North East Bloggers Social I could eat cake, scones and sandwiches without a second thought. I do plan on doing a whole post about my own experience after i’ve spent some more time fasting, I don’t think two days is sufficient to evaluate properly.
Anyway, after posting a photograph of tonight’s dinner on instagram and getting a wave of interested, I decided to share the recipe here. It is a fast day recipe but of course you can add more to it if you’re not dieting. It was absolutely delicious, even my 17 month old scoffed it down. She might suck at sleeping but that girl is willing to try anything! What a gem.

The original recipe is from The 5:2 Cookbook by Angela Dowden. I have tweaked it slightly to suit our needs and this is the recipe i’m sharing, not the original.

Serves 4
400g Skinless Chicken Breast
25g Smooth Peanut Butter
125ml Soy Sauce
125ml Lime Juice
1 Tbsp Curry Powder
1 Tsp Chili Flakes
1 Tsp Garlic Powder
2 Portions of Egg Noodles
What You Need
Knife, Chopping Board, Casserole Dish, Pan, Colander,Whisk
  1. In the casserole dish mix together the peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, curry powder, chili flakes and garlic. I used a whisk as it seems to be the only way to get the peanut butter to combine with the liquid. 
  2. Cut up the chicken into approximately 40 cubes. Add to the marinate. Leave for half an hour (or longer if you want the chicken to take on more of the satay flavour, I found it wasn’t needed though.)
  3. While the chicken is marinating, pre-heat the oven to gas mark six (204c or 400f). 
  4. Put the casserole dish into the oven and cook for half an hour. 
  5. While the chicken is cooking, follow the packet instructions for the noodles (I used dry egg so they only needed cooking for 5 minutes). 
  6. Drain the noodles and divide between four bowls. By using only two portions in essence each person is only having half and therefore reducing the calories. 
  7. Remove the chicken from the oven and try to give each person 10 cubes each. Pour the remaining sauce over and serve.
I divided the recipe by half as it was only for my mum and I but the total calories for the dish came to 191 calories including the noodles! It was so delicious and we’ve decided it’s going to be a staple for our fasting days.

Does anyone else have any taste low calorie meals to share?

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