Teriyaki chicken legs with coriander and lime noodles

This is an amazingly comforting dish and the sticky legs are perfect against the zing and freshness of the noodles. When cooking always try and contrast the ingredients. It’s the bedrock of good cookery. I’m definitely cooking this one this weekend!


  • 2 packs (2 legs per pack) of freedom food chicken legs (£1.84)
  • 1 bulb of garlic (25p)
  • 1 lime (30p)
  • 1 thumb sized piece of ginger (22p)
  • 30g of fresh coriander (79p)
  • 410g of fresh egg noodles (£1)
  • 150ml of Amoy dark soy sauce (89p)

The cupboard staples…

Salt, black pepper, sunflower oil, sesame oil and honey

Total cost

If you already have the cupboard staples, then according to mysupermarket.co.uk, this trolley was cheapest at Sainsbury’s where it came to £5.29 - that's £1.32 per head!


  • The teriyaki marinade needs to be made first. The legs need to marinate for at least 4 hours (overnight would be even better). In a bowl, combine 8 tablespoons of soy, 4 tablespoons of honey, 3 minced cloves of garlic, the minced ginger (best to do the garlic and ginger on a grater), 2 tablespoons of water and a twist of black pepper.
  • Now take the chicken legs and make three shallow slashes along each leg, place in a shallow dish and pour over the marinade. Try and turn the legs a few times whilst they marinade.
  • The noodles take no more than 5 minutes to prepare so just sit back, relax and let the marinade do its work. 
  • When you’re ready to cook the chicken legs pre heat the oven to 220C (Gas mark 7 or 425F). Then place the chicken legs in an oven proof dish and cook for 30 minutes, remove any excess marinade. After around 20 minutes in the oven brush the legs with more marinade.
  • Around 5 minutes before the chicken legs are ready start cooking the noodles. Stir fry the noodles in a hot wok with a little sunflower oil for around 2 minutes and then combine in a bowl with a little salt, black pepper, finely chopped coriander, the juice of one lime and a drizzle of sesame oil.
  • Happy eating!


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