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Spicy Soba Noodles with Chicken in Peanut Sauce

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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.

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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

Instructions

  • Shave carrot lengthwise into thin strips using a vegetable peeler; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together 1/3 cup broth, peanut butter, ginger, soy sauce, honey, pepper, and garlic; whisk until smooth; set aside.
  • 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.
Author: Laura

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Source: Cooking Light, July 2002

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