Sesame Chicken and Soba Noodles

Photo: Ngoc Minh Ngo

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Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 602
Caloriesfromfat 45 %
Fat 30 g
Satfat 4 g
Cholesterol 41 mg
Sodium 826 mg
Carbohydrate 62 g
Fiber 3 g
Sugars 15 g
Protein 27 g

Ingredients

1 8-ounce package soba noodles
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 7-ounce package mixed greens
3 carrots, cut into matchstick-size strips or shredded
1/4 sweet onion, thinly sliced

Preparation

Cook the soba noodles according to the package directions and rinse under cold water.

Cut the chicken into 1/4-inch-thick slices.

Heat the soy sauce and brown sugar in a large skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, add the chicken and sauté until cooked through, about 1 1/2 minutes per side. Transfer to a bowl and repeat with the remaining chicken.

Sprinkle the sesame seeds over the chicken and toss to coat.

In a small bowl, whisk together the ginger, vinegar, and oil. Divide the greens, carrots, and onion among individual plates. Top with the soba noodles and chicken. Serve with the vinaigrette.

Tip: To toast sesame seeds, cook them in a dry skillet over moderate heat, stirring constantly, until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer them immediately to a cool plate.

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Kate Merker,

April 2007