Crunchy sesame chicken and bulgar bowl

crunchy sesame chicken and bulgar bowl
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If a craving for Pad Thai is making your finger hover over the Deliveroo app, but your bank and body are in need of a bit more wellness, this chicken bulgar bowl will scratch the same salty-sweet itch.

All the basics of the classic noodle dish are in here: there's chicken for a protein punch, savoury peanuts and fresh, crunchy carrots, spinach, and spring onion, all doused in a sesame and soy dressing. Opting for a base of fibre-rich bulgar makes this an energising, gut loving dish that you can prep ahead too, as a home cooked meal a day keeps the Deliveroo driver away.

447 cals 3g sat fat Ready in 10 mins Serves 1


  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil

  • 1 tbsp rice-wine vinegar

  • ½ tsp minced garlic

  • ¼ tsp low-salt soy sauce

  • 85g grilled, skinless chicken breast

  • 200g cooked bulgur

  • 60g roughly chopped spinach

  • 2 tbsp chopped spring onion

  • 220g shredded carrot

  • 1 tbsp chopped, roasted, salted peanuts


  1. Whisk 2 tsp toasted sesame oil, 1 tbsp rice-wine vinegar, ½ tsp minced garlic and ¼ tsp low-salt soy sauce.

  2. Using a fork, shred an 85g grilled, skinless chicken breast.

  3. Toss 200g cooked bulgur with 60g roughly chopped spinach.

  4. Top with 2 tbsp chopped spring onion, 220g shredded carrot, the shredded chicken and 1 tbsp chopped, roasted, salted peanuts.

  5. Drizzle with the dressing. Imbibe with joy.

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