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Eye-watering Chicken Satay Noodles

Some say that the key to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Others advise you to treat ’em mean to keep them keen. I like to incorporate both schools of thought in this recipe, just in time for Valentine’s day. It’s also a great test for weeding out potential mates – never trust anyone who can’t handle the heat!

I adapted this recipe from the Indonesian Chicken Satay offered at Rice in Manchester. It’s also a great way to sweat out a hangover.

What you'll need: 1 tablespoon of soy sauce 4 tablespoons of concentrated satay sauce 2 tablespoons of sriracha chilli sauce green chillies sesame oil udon noodles (or thick rice noodles) chicken (veggie substitute: firm tofu) onions

What you’ll need:
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
4 tablespoons of concentrated satay sauce
2 tablespoons of sriracha chilli sauce
green chillies
sesame oil
udon noodles (or thick rice noodles)
chicken (veggie substitute: firm tofu)
onions

In a saucepan or wok, heat up some sesame oil on a high heat. Add the chopped onions, frying until they are clear. Turn down the heat, and add the chillies and diced chicken. If necessary, start to boil the noodles – certain varieties can be popped in straight from the packet towards the end.

Fry chicken, chillies and onions

For this recipe, I used four green chillies. My objective, however, was to make my boyfriend shed a single tear with his first bite – I recommend one or two chillies to give the dish a nice kick for normal, caring human beings.

As the chicken starts to brown, add the soy sauce, satay sauce and the most important part – sriracha. The spicyness of the sriracha really complements the sweet peanut in the satay sauce – if you aren’t a fan of the heat, however, use sriracha sparingly. Remember to add half a cup of water if you are using a concentrated satay sauce, as I did for this recipe.

SRIRACHA! Nectar of the Gods.

SRIRACHA! Nectar of the Gods.

Thoroughly coat each piece of chicken with the sauce, and keep adding soy and satay to taste. Cook on a low heat for 10 minutes.

Adding noodles to satay sauce

Once the noodles are done, take the chicken off of the heat and stir in the noodles, coating each strand with the sauce.

Noodle Heart

Serve with a cold beer or a glass of milk. This dish is approximately 425 calories per serving.