I skipped the fennel seeds (I couldn't find them in the shops) and I didn't get the skin-on chops so there was no crackling. So basically it was chops and potatoes, but doing the potatoes in the microwave gave them this really interesting stodgy but firm texture which we both really liked. It's fun not skrimping on butter either. I felt very En Francaise.
The chicken and satay sauce was nice enough, but the flavours in the noodle salad were AMUUZING. And so easy. Although you serve it cold with the warm chicken which wierded my husband out. He ate it like it was alive, shooting me occasional, tentative looks and saying 'it's supposed to be cold, right?'.
Also got a good tip on how to thread the chicken onto the skewers. Showing here.