Photo: Randy Mayor; Stylist: Cindy Barr
Serves 4

Hoisin-Grilled Chicken with Soba Noodles is easily to the table in 30 minutes. Use time-savers like bagged, pretrimmed sugar snap peas for this quick one-dish meal.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Add chicken; toss to coat. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken; cook 10 minutes or until done, turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Thinly slice across the grain.

Step 2

Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add noodles; cook 2 minutes. Add peas; cook 1 minute or until noodles are tender. Drain. Combine rice vinegar and next 3 ingredients in a bowl. Add noodle mixture; toss to coat. Arrange about 1 cup noodle mixture in each of 4 shallow bowls. Top each serving with about 3 1/2 ounces chicken. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and onions.

Ratings & Reviews

daneanp's Review

November 15, 2013
We liked this a lot. I added some chopped cilantro with the green onions. Bean sprouts would also be a good add. Cucumber salad on the side made for a quick, easy, and delicious weeknight dinner.

SueBee888's Review

June 20, 2013
This was a pretty darn good recipe! For the hoisin sauce on the chicken, I used black vinegar instead of Worcestershire & balsamic, as suggested in the magazine. It was probably my favorite part of the meal! The noodles are very lightly dressed - I might double the amount of dressing next time because they seemed a bit dry. I made the Cucumber-Peanut Salad with it - what a great side to compliment this dish! Yum. The husband was very happy too.


January 09, 2017
I used boneless, skinless thighs and added extra sambal oelek. I doubled the sauce and used snow peas. I let the chicken edges char slightly. I also subbed whole wheat thin noodles.Yummy! The flavors melded overnight and the leftovers were even better than the day I made the recipe.Laughs, not that there were many leftovers! The only thing I would change is next time I will double the noodle sauce as well. I made my Cucumber Salad with Lime Vinaigrette instead of the other cucumber salad.

Good and Quick

April 27, 2015
Tasty, quick and satisfying Asian meal. Flavors aren't overwhelming here, just right.

JillyBurke's Review

September 21, 2014
Nice presentation. Used snow peas instead of sugar snap peas and hubby cooked on grill.

amateurcook's Review

August 26, 2013
Very tasty recipe. The whole thing was easy to put together. I did use Dreamfields pasta as my store didn't carry the soba noodles. I have made this twice once with soba noodles and both times it tasted great. I made the cucumber peanut salad but my family preferred my regular marinated cucumber salad than this recipe. Will definitely make this again.

creamcheese's Review

July 20, 2013

sukeedog's Review

July 13, 2013

hilty1's Review

July 08, 2013
I also liked this recipe and found it fairly simple to make. Like the last reviewer I think the sauce for the noodles could be more to cover all the noodles (had and used leftover linguine, which was fine!). Didn't make the side dish with cucumber but will next time I make this.

Clarebh's Review

June 28, 2013