Satay Chicken with Spicy Dan Dan Noodles

Paleo Satay Chicken with Spicy Dan Dan Noodles – Believe me when I say this is my dream dinner!! I love almond butter especially in savoury dishes, this is such a great way to indulge the flavours are so fresh and it fills you just to the perfect amount!

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This is one of my all time favourites dinners that I have adapted to put a healthier spin on! I love loading up some lettuce cups with the zoodles, chicken and a big dollop of sauce – perfection! You can even sprinkle on some toasted nuts!


This recipe is Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo & Whole 30 Approved.


6 chicken thighs

Satay sauce:
Handful of coriander
1 fresh chili
1 clove of garlic
5 heaped tsp of almond butter
2 tbsp coco aminos
2 inch piece of ginger, peeled
Juice of 2 limes

Dan Dan mix:
1 red onion
1 fresh chili
1 clove of garlic
Handful of coriander
2 tbsp coco aminos
1 tbsp fish sauce
Juice of 1 lime

3 courgettes – spiralized
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp coconut oil
Optional: Lettuce cups and chopped nuts to serve


  1. Place all of the satay ingredients in the food processor and blend until smooth. Place the sauce in a bowl and set aside until you are ready to serve.
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  2. Heat a large pan on high with the olive oil, place the chicken skin down and cook on high for 2-3 minutes until the skin is crispy, reduce the heat and cook for 6-8 minutes on low. Higher up the pan, turn over the chicken and cook for 2-3 minutes, reduce the heat and cook for a further 6-8 minutes.
  3. Place the chicken in a baking dish and add to the oven at 200°c for about 10 minutes until cooked thoroughly, remove from the oven and allow to rest.
  4. Place all of the Dan Dan ingredients in the food processor and blend.
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  5. Heat a large wok with coconut oil, add the courgette and sauté, after 2 minutes when the courgette has started to soften – add the dan dan mix and continue to cook until the courgette is done to your liking. (Alternatively if you are having this dish as a lunch time snack rather than a main evening meal – leave the zoodles raw, heat the sauce gently and toss the zoodles in it afterwards – yum!)
  6. Serve and enjoy.
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