Slice the chicken thighs into strips and pop these in a bowl. Sprinkle over the curry powder and add the vegetable oil. Give it a good mix.
Pop the kettle on and put the noodles in a bowl. Once the kettle has boiled, pour the hot water over the noodles until just covered. Pop a plate over the bowl and leave for 10 minutes. When the time’s up, keep back ½ mug of the water (to use later) and drain the noodles using a sieve. Set aside.
Heat a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Once hot, add the slices of marinated chicken thighs and cook for 8-10 minutes, giving them a stir now and then, until the chicken is golden and starting to crisp on the outside
While the chicken is cooking, peel and roughly slice the garlic and onion, then peel the carrot and cut this into strips. Once the chicken is golden, add the garlic, onion and carrot to the pan and stir fry for a couple of minutes, just to take the raw edge off the onion
In a small bowl, add the peanut butter and crumble in the stock cube. Mix together with 4 tbsp hot water to make a paste. Add this paste to the pan, along with the ½ mug water from the noodles. Stir it all together and cook for a couple more minutes
Next, add the drained noodles to the pan, tossing everything together so it’s all coated in the delicious peanut sauce. If using, chop up the spring onions and add these to the pan, along with a few splashes of soy sauce. Give it a quick stir and then dish out onto plates.
In response to the UK Government’s April 2021 uplift of the Healthy Start voucher scheme, Marcus Rashford MBE and Michelin-starred chef, Tom Kerridge, have joined forces to launch ‘FULL TIME: Get Cooking with Marcus & Tom’. This nationwide initiative is in support of the #EndChildFoodPoverty campaign launched by Marcus in September 2020, and in partnership with his Child Poverty Taskforce. Together, the goal is to call ‘Full Time’ on child food poverty. Find out more about Sainsbury's and Healthy Start Vouchers.