Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
6 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups noodle mixture and 1/2 teaspoon seeds)

"I love to experiment with the variety of Asian condiments I keep on hand. It's more economical and healthier to use small amounts of a few sauces than using a bottled stir-fry sauce. I serve this with a fruit salad of pineapple, mango, and kiwifruit. If you prefer a vegetable side dish, steamed sugar snap peas or snow peas are a great choice." —Amy Sokol, San Antonio

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl.

Step 2

Prepare noodles according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain.

Step 3

Heat canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, ginger, and chicken to pan; sauté for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add broth mixture, zucchini, and carrot to pan; cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add noodles; cook for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, tossing well. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Ratings & Reviews

Deva45's Review

January 14, 2014
I loved this recipe. I added about a teaspoon of toasted sesame oil to the sauce and a ton of bok choy(because it came in my Door to Door Organics order today). I only used 8 oz of soba noodles and it was perfect. Not sure why other reviews said this was bland. I didn't think there was anything bland about it. This will be my go-to when I have extra veggies to use up!

creativemadam's Review

May 16, 2013

sharilou's Review

April 14, 2013
I was hesitant to fix this just based on the negative reviews, but I will make this again for sure. While we were eating, I told my husband that a lot of the poor reviews complained that this dish was bland, and we both laughed. I have made a number of bland stir fry recipes, and this was NOT one of them! I did make a few substitutions; Sambal Oelek in lieu of Sriracha, chicken thighs, and frozen stir fry veggies (which I always have on hand). I also made just enough noodles for two, plated that separately and ladled the chicken/veggie/sauce mixture over it. I would give this a five star, but save those for meals that I would serve guests...otherwise, this was an outstanding (and quick and easy) meal!

Jing512's Review

May 02, 2012
Added more garlic than what is written, used about 1/3 of a package of firm tofu (cubed), used less noodles, and added about 1 tsp of sesame oil. I've also used broccoli and snap or snow peas in the past

LisaR123's Review

February 22, 2010
Pretty tasty- I made modifications as I'm a vegetarian (veg broth, no oyster sauce, used briggs amino acids and soy sauce, pan fried tofu and added more veggies). Over all a good base for a meal (but as I made modifications I can't rate the recipe in its entirety- but a great "stater" for a sauce!)

jle2323's Review

October 28, 2009
This was absolutely delicious and easy to make. Actually my favorite recipe that I've made this year!

Chiccook's Review

October 05, 2009
We loved this and ate it all up. I made the recipe as it was written with the addition of a little more chicken and carrots. I used 3 boneless skinless breasts diced and 2 carrots instead of one and only one 8oz pkg of soba noodles. It was the perfect amount of food for the 4 of us.

ldauksch's Review

September 29, 2009
Delicious! My 7 year old saw it and said, "Wow, that looks delicious!" Saved the spicy for after the kids were served. I'm lazy so I used precut matchstick carrots, bottled garlic and refrigerated ginger in a tube. We added baby corn and the flavors were delicious. We will definitely have this again.

kcnkate's Review

August 25, 2009
I was really surprised by the number of critical reviews of this recipe! We made it for dinner last night and it was delicious. I used a little extra chicken, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. I think the key is to buy authentic Asian sauces from an Asian grocery and they will have the bold flavors you crave. Delish and healthy and will definitely make again.

domesticgoddess's Review

August 22, 2009
I was really excited to try this recipe after seeing it in the new issue of CL. I made it for my husband and 4 kids and none of us liked it. It was bland except for the kick of the hot sauce. I agree with the other reviewers, way too many noodles, not enough chicken or veggies. Lots of leftovers but unfortunately I will be throwing them out.