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Peanut Chicken Soba Salad

Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup salad and 1 teaspoon peanuts)
You'll only need about 15 minutes to cook the chicken and noodles for this Asian salad. If short on time, substitute rotisserie chicken or leftover cooked chicken, and purchase preshredded carrots from your supermarket's produce section.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons roasted peanut oil
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce (such as Lee Kum Kee)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cooked soba noodles (about 4 ounces uncooked)
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 4 teaspoons chopped unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts
  • Lime wedges (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 256
  • caloriesfromfat 33 %
  • fat 9.5 g
  • satfat 1.7 g
  • monofat 4.2 g
  • polyfat 2.9 g
  • protein 23.9 g
  • carbohydrate 19.5 g
  • fiber 2.5 g
  • cholesterol 49 mg
  • iron 1.3 mg
  • sodium 538 mg
  • calcium 30 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, remove from heat, and let stand 15 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove chicken from pan, and discard peppercorns, bay leaf, and cooking liquid. Shred chicken; place in a large bowl.

  2. Combine vinegar and next 5 ingredients (vinegar through salt), stirring with a whisk. Pour over chicken; let stand 5 minutes. Add soba noodles and the next 4 ingredients (noodles through chopped basil) to chicken mixture, and toss well. Sprinkle with peanuts. Garnish with lime wedges, if desired.