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Five Spice Chicken with Noodles

Updated: Oct 6, 2022

Serves 4 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes

500g chicken thighs skinned 200g rice noodles 50g coriander leaves 1 bunch spring onions 1 Chinese cabbage 4 tsp Chinese 5 spice 30g ginger 1 red chilli 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tbsp olive oil. 1 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp honey


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C

  2. In a bowl mix together the Chinese 5 spice, honey and soy sauce, set aside. Season the chicken thighs and coat with olive oil. Lay them on a roasting tin and cook for 15 minutes. Take them out the oven and coat well with the 5-spice mix, return to the oven for a further 15 minutes. Should be crispy and slightly sticky.

  3. While the chicken is roasting prepare the ingredients for the stir-fry. Remove the outer leaves of the Chinese cabbage and finely slice. Cut the spring onion into 1 cm slices and peel and grate the ginger. Finely chop 3 tbsp of coriander leaves.

  4. When the chicken thighs are ready remove them from the oven, transfer them to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Add 50ml of boiling water to the remaining juices stir well and set aside.

  5. Bring to the boil a large saucepan of water, add the rice noodles and leave to soak for 5 minutes until soft (time may vary check the instructions on the packet). Break the noodles up with a fork drain and set aside.

  6. In a large frying pan or wok heat 1 tbsp of vegetable oil, add the spring onions, ½ tsp of salt and the grated ginger, fry for 2 minutes then add the Chinese cabbage and juice from the chicken and fry for a further 3 minutes. Stir in 2 tbsp of the chopped coriander.

  7. Serve the chicken thighs on top of the noodles and garnish with the remaining coriander.


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