Spicy Soba Noodles with Chicken in Peanut Sauce

Spicy Soba Noodles with Chicken in Peanut Sauce is a quick and easy chicken dish that you can prepare in no time at all! I don’t know about you, but during the week I am so busy trying to fit in training for the mini-marathon in May, work and keeping the family together, that I do not have time to fix a time-consuming meal. This quick, easy and delicious dish comes from Cooking Light. Soba noodles are tossed with chicken, crunchy carrots, and a fiery peanut sauce.

Spicy Soba Noodles with Chicken in Peanut Sauce

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Ingredients:

  • 1 carrot, peeled
  • 2  cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1/3  cup reduced-fat peanut butter
  • 1  tablespoon chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 1  tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2  tablespoons honey
  • 1  to 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • 1  garlic clove, minced
  • 1  pound skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 5  cups cooked soba (about 10 ounces uncooked buckwheat noodles)
  • 6  tablespoons sliced green onions
  • 6  tablespoons chopped unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts

Directions:

  1. Shave carrot lengthwise into thin strips using a vegetable peeler; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together 1/3 cup broth, peanut butter, ginger, soy sauce, honey, pepper, and garlic; whisk until smooth; set aside.
  3. Place chicken in a large saucepan and add 1 2/3 cups broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove from heat; let stand 20 minutes. Drain; cut chicken into 2-inch pieces and place into peanut butter mixture. Add carrot and cooked noodles; toss to coat. Sprinkle with green onions and peanuts.

Source: Cooking Light, July 2002

24 Responses to “Spicy Soba Noodles with Chicken in Peanut Sauce”

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    Lindsay @Eat, Knit, Grow — February 22, 2011 @ 8:01 am

    Yum! They look delicious! Definitely bookmarking!

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    Lucie — February 22, 2011 @ 8:21 am

    Peanut butter, chicken, and soba noodles make my day. A great dish for winter or summer!

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    Amy — February 22, 2011 @ 9:23 am

    Mmm, this sounds yummy. The only animal protein my bf likes is chicken and I’m always looking for different ways to prepare it. I think I might try making this tonight! :)

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    crustabakes — February 22, 2011 @ 10:05 am

    WOW, i am impressed about the mini marathon training! and since this recipe came from cooking light, it must be super healthy! way to go!

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    This Italian Family — February 22, 2011 @ 11:05 am

    That looks so good!

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    Honey — February 22, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

    this looks amazing… i make a vegetarian version of this using ellie krieger’s recipe, the cooking light version looks so good. once again, great shot!

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    Mary — February 22, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

    I love everything you’ve put into these noodles and your photo of them is spectacular. I hope you have a good day. Blessings…Mary

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    alyce — February 22, 2011 @ 3:29 pm

    Yum. Might have to make this tonight…

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    pigpigscorner — February 22, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

    Quick and delicious! Love any sauces with peanuts!

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    happywhennothungry — February 22, 2011 @ 5:57 pm

    This looks so fresh and delicious! Yum!

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    muppy — February 22, 2011 @ 6:42 pm

    This looks delicious – I love soba noodles!

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    Sara — February 23, 2011 @ 12:34 am

    I love peanut sauce! This looks so delicious!

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    Ellie — February 23, 2011 @ 2:31 am

    Hi Christina~Wow your recipes all look so delicious~And the Somoa cookies look so legit haha. :)

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    lisamichele — February 24, 2011 @ 8:12 am

    Oh..right up my alley. I saw your photo on Foodgawker, and instantly wished I had done my recent soba that way. Beautiful and mouth watering – definitely saving this recipe!

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    Michelle — February 24, 2011 @ 11:53 am

    Oh I just bought soba noodles but I didn’t know what to do with them. Now I do!

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    K — September 17, 2011 @ 8:32 pm

    Wow, made this…tasted wonderful. Kudos to you for this recipe.

    • Christina replied: — September 20th, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

      I am so glad that you enjoyed it! :)

      • Kai replied: — September 24th, 2011 @ 6:16 pm

        I made this again tonight and WOW! I lurve it!

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    denise — February 2, 2012 @ 4:32 pm

    Since i saw this recipe last year, i’ve been making it at least once a month. it’s a favorite for me and my boyfriend (we usually do it with brown rice and add some julienned red or yellow pepper, avocado and toasted coconut). Thanks for your postings- love the site!

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    Pat — March 12, 2012 @ 7:06 pm

    Well – now am confused as I don’t know which one to try first Pad Thai – Tikka Marsala Chicken, or this one – love the peanut sauce recipes – sure we will love all three

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    Tory — December 1, 2012 @ 7:56 pm

    The flavors in this dish were delicious. Any suggestions for making sure the soba noodles don’t stick together too much and get mushy when you combine them with the chicken and sauce?

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