Saffron Chicken & Glass Noodles GF DF Low

Serves 4


  • 8 chicken thigh fillets
  • 500ml water
  • Activated saffron threads*
  • 1 small leek
  • 8 Brussel Sprouts
  • 200g green beans
  • 4 shallots
  • 2 stalks of celery chopped
  • 200g Rice noodle or rice vermicelli
  • Canola oil (or other allowed oils)
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 serving bowls
  • * To activate the saffron: finely chop about 10 strands of saffron, place them in a cup and add
  • 2 tablespoon boiling water. Let it sit for 4 hours before using


  • Cut each of the chicken thighs in half and place in a saucepan with the water and activated saffron threads
  • Cover with a lid and bring to the boil, then decrease the heat and simmer, with the lid on, for 10 minutes
  • Slice the leek into fine rounds
  • Slice the Brussel sprouts
  • Top and tail the green beans and cut into about 5cm lengths
  • Dice the celery into small pieces
  • Cut the shallot into 4 cm pieces
  • Heat a fry pan with canola oil and add the leek. Cook for about 1 minute
  • Place the rice vermicelli in a heat proof bowl and cover with boiling water. Let stand for 10 minutes
  • When the chicken is cooked, remove it with a slotted spoon from the saucepan and place in the fridge for 5 minutes
  • Leave the lid off the chicken/saffron water and boil for 5 minutes to reduce the liquid
  • To a fry pan add the oil and vegetables and stir fry for 5 minutes.
  • Take the chicken from the fridge and slice, then add it to the fry pan with the reduced liquid
  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 5 minutes
  • Drain the vermicelli noodle and add it to the frying pan, stirring it through the meat and vegetables
  • Distribute to 4 bowls for serving
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