Tasty Peanut Chicken Noodles | Quick & Healthy Chicken Recipe

We get it, the last thing you want to do when you get home is slave over a hot stove for hours on end. What if meal prep meant a quick and easy chicken dish, all ready to go in twenty minutes?

Well, now it does. This delicious peanut chicken noodles recipe from @niallkirkland has amazing nutritionals and requires very little time — you can also store it in the fridge for up to 4 days. This way you can meet your macros and still have time to gym or relax in the evening.

Quick chicken recipes are a fitness fanatic’s dream, as they boast lean protein — perfect for making those essential gains. Even better, you can spend more time in the gym, knowing that you can refuel with delicious food in no time at all.

It’s time to ditch the bland and boring chicken and broccoli, because this delightful dinner comes with a light sauce as well as extra protein and fibre from creamy peanut butter – an absolute staple for all things fitness. This chicken noodles recipe will reshape your meal prep and save you from an uninspiring fitness diet.


Makes: 3 meals

Cuisine/Type: Meal Prep

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 30 mins


  • 200g Udon thick noodles
  • 1 red pepper – chopped
  • 300g chicken breast – diced
  • Olive oil spray
  • 100g peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. toasted sesame seed oil
  • 2 tbsp. reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic – crushed or finely chopped
  • 1 thumb-size piece ginger – grated
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 red chilli


1. Boil noodles in a saucepan of water for 10 minutes. Once cooked, drain and set aside.

2. Meanwhile, oil a wok or high-sided frying pan and add the chicken and red pepper. Fry for 8-10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and golden-brown.

3. In a mixing bowl, mix together peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame seed oil, rice wine vinegar, garlic, ginger and a few tbsp. water until you get a creamy consistency.

4. Add the peanut butter mixture to the chicken and pepper pan and stir well on a low heat.

5. Add the noodles to the sauce and stir through until evenly dispersed.

6. Garnish with the chopped chilli and spring onions.

7. Enjoy immediately, or store in the fridge for 3-4 days.


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Nutritional Facts

Amount per serving

Calories 597
Total Fat 21g
Total Carbohydrates 55g
Protein 43g

Evangeline Howarth

Evangeline Howarth


Evangeline has taken part in competitive sports since a young age. As a qualified RYA Dinghy Instructor, she understands the importance of proper nutrition for fuelling extreme and endurance sports, especially due to her experience in Team GBR Squads and captaining and coaching her University first team.

In her spare time, Evangeline loves running – especially marathons. On the weekends, you’ll find her taking on water sports or hiking up a hill. Her favourite evenings are spent taking on a HIIT session or squats in the gym before digging into some spicy food and a ton of vegetables – yum!

Find out more about Evie's experience here.

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