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Sweet Sesame Noodles with Chicken and Broccoli

Photo: Randy Dausch; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)
You can substitute angel hair pasta or rice noodles for soba.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) package uncooked soba
  • 1 (8-ounce) package broccoli florets
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds, divided
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 green onions, chopped

Nutrition Information

  • calories 429
  • fat 12.4 g
  • satfat 2.1 g
  • monofat 4.7 g
  • polyfat 4.3 g
  • protein 32 g
  • carbohydrate 52 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 54 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 602 mg
  • calcium 69 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add soba; cook 3 minutes. Add broccoli to pan; cook 3 minutes or until soba and broccoli are done. Drain.

  2. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and pepper. Add chicken to pan; grill 6 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan. Cut into 1-inch pieces.

  3. Combine vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, peanut butter, 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, sugar, crushed red pepper, and garlic in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Stir in noodle mixture and chicken. Sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon sesame seeds and green onions.