Asian chicken with cold noodles

This is really good to eat, looks really hard to make and has that "wow" factor because you had to julienne those carrots to perfection:)
But it's very good, and if you're not a fan of chicken, use tofu instead.
So prepare yourself and your guests to be suprised and delighted. And if they're not, tell them gently to get out:)

Type of dish: main
Cost: medium
Difficulty: medium
Serves: 4
Time: 45 min
Prep time: 30 min
Cooking time: 15 min

You'll need:
a frying pan, blender, 4 small bowls, 1 large serving bowl, tongs, salad spoons, sharp knife, cutting board, paper towels, kettle, large bowl, strainer, spoon,


Dipping sauce ( make this first):
  • 6 tbsp fish sauce
  • 6 tbsp brown sugar
  • juice from half a lime
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 small thai chiles thinly sliced with seeds, or 1 large red chilli with seeds ( you want it hot) 
Peanut sauce:
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 6 tbsp unsalted peanut butter
  • thumb sized ginger piece, peeled and sliced coarsly
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
Chicken salad:
  • 2 chicken breasts, cleaned and diced
  • 1 package rice noodles
  • 1 medium cucumber, deseeded and cut in half, and in diagonal slices
  • 2 medium carrots, julienned
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 handful of soy sprouts
  • 6 scallions, chopped
  • handful of fresh mint  and basil, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts, coarsly chopped
  • 4 limes, cut in wedges for serving
 First of all, make the dipping sauce by mixing all the ingredients, until the sugar dissolves, then pop it in the fridge for at least 15 min to combine the tastes better.
Make the peanut dressing by blending all the ingredients to a smooth paste, the thickness of cream. put in 2 small bowls.
Marinate your chicken by stirring together half of the dipping sauce and half of one bowl of the peanut sauce, in a medium bowl, with the chicken cubes, for 15 min at least.

Make the noodles according to package, cool them under cold water and drain, set aside. Heat your frying pan on high heat and fry the chicken, marinade and all, for max 6 min, until the chicken is cooked throughout. During the frying process, wash the marinating bowl and put the drained cold noodles in it, add the veggies, then the chicken. Pour in a few tablespoons of the dipping sauce and peanut sauce, and mix, top with the chopped hearbs and crushed peanuts. Serve with the limes and sauces for individual use and enjoy!

Or, to make it fancy and give your guests a feeling of control what's going on, serve everything seperatly with bowl for the guest to help themselves.
Does this even make sense?

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