The vinaigrette doubles as a sauce for the noodles and a glaze before the chicken hits the grill. The noodle mixture and the chicken can be made a couple of days ahead.
3 ounces uncooked soba noodles
1/2 cup shredded carrot
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon white/yellow miso (soybean paste)
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lower-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
1 1/2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
1 teaspoon honey
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage
1/2 cup diagonally sliced green onions
1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
2 (8-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, halved horizontally to form 4 (4-ounce) cutlets
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
How to Make It
Prepare soba noodles according to package directions. Add carrot during last minute of cooking. Drain; rinse with cold water. Drain.
Combine oil and next 6 ingredients (through honey) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Place 2 tablespoons miso mixture in a medium bowl. Add noodle mixture, cabbage, and green onions to remaining miso mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Sprinkle chicken with pepper and salt. Add chicken to reserved 2 tablespoons miso mixture, turning to coat. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Serve with noodle mixture.
This was really fabulous, though I have to say that I made half the chicken (there are just two of us) but all of the sauce, soba, and slaw, and while I was okay with one serving, my husband ate the three remaining servings of the noodles & slaw and would've looked for more if I hadn't anticipated that the amount given would be insufficient.. If you're all light eaters, then it's okay as is, but with someone tall & athletic, you'll need more. The slaw is fantastic. Chicken was a bit dry and cooked too long. I'd definitely cut the cooking time and use a teaspoon of oil in the pan.
I was looking for a quick recipe for some thin-sliced (skinny) chicken I bought a couple days prior. I had most of the ingredients on hand and just stopped into the local grocery for miso paste and red cabbage. Wow! Nice super quick meal! I added asparagus tips. Edamame would have been nice too! Will definitely make again!
This recipe is absolutely fabulous! It came together quickly and easily - 30 minutes start to finish. I agree with another reviewer that the recipe for the slaw makes 4 small servings - I will double the slaw next time. I had smaller (5-6 oz.) chicken breasts, so I pounded them thin and cooked them for 4 minutes on each side, which turned out to be perfect. The only change I made to the recipe itself was to sprinkle a bit of chopped, dry-roasted peanut on the slaw before serving. The flavors are outstanding - give this a try!
Eat Well. Lose Weight. Live Healthy. Delicious and healthy recipes customized for you!