Photo: Randy Mayor
6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Classic Asian flavors come together to create a quick and easy chicken dish with spicy soba noodles that you can have on the dinner table in no time.

How to Make It

Step 1

Shave carrot lengthwise into thin strips using a vegetable peeler.

Step 2

Combine 1/3 cup broth, peanut butter, ginger, soy sauce, honey, pepper, and garlic; stir with a whisk until smooth.

Step 3

Place chicken in a large saucepan; add 1 2/3 cups broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove from heat; let stand 20 minutes. Drain; cut chicken into 2-inch pieces. Combine carrot, peanut sauce, chicken, and noodles in a large bowl; toss to coat. Sprinkle with onions and peanuts.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

November 18, 2016
Yes it's a spice.  You might have seen it on the table in pizza restaurants in a shaker.  Dry red flakes with the seeds mixed in.

dawnt77's Review

July 24, 2013
Made this without chicken and added lots of veggies - broccoli, red bell peppers, onions, snow peas, edamame.

Will definitely make again

April 06, 2017
I really liked this dish.  I made it exactly as directed and it was good but bland.  So I added salt and pepper and it really came alive.  I think next time I'll add some broccoli and red peppers to alter the balance and make it a less noodley

Reema Malik

February 19, 2016
Didn't change anything about this recipe at all. Followed it to a T....and it tastes awesome... not too salty...not too sweet...and good amount of spice...I got hiccups, so its definitely spicy.. I don't understand why some reviews say it's either too sweet or not spicy enough.. they must have done something wrong.. crushed red pepper is very I loved it!.. Kinda reminded me of some thai noodles I had in the past... 

Great :)

January 02, 2016
I made this dish tonight and used almond butter instead of peanut and used coconut sugar, 1 tbsp, instead of honey.  It was wonderful.  Will definitely make it again. 

jspicest's Review

November 18, 2014
I made several changes to the recipe, following other reviewers' comments. I bought a stirfry veggie mix and steamed the vegetables to mix in. I cooked the soba noodles (yum!) in the chicken stock left from the chicken. And I added a bit more red pepper and only half the honey. It came out delicious, if I do say so myself! The amount of the sauce may be a tiny bit too small, but that is because I added a lot of veggies and I like a lot of sauce. I will definitely be making this again the next time I'm craving peanut sauce.

vaff66's Review

August 09, 2014
I REALLY liked this recipe as a starting off point! My only dislike was that for my personal preference the sauce was too sweet as written in the recipe (and not from my peanut butter since I used the fresh ground peanut butter from the market with no sugar) so I added a bit more soy sauce & then a bit more peanut butter to create the proper thickness again. Other than that it was awesome. I prefer more vegetables in my meals and I wanted t make this a one dish so I added julienne cucumbers & red bell peppers with the carrots as well as a generous amount of cilantro to the green onion & peanut garnish.

gkd1029's Review

June 27, 2014

coravd's Review

September 17, 2012

rstarrlemaitre's Review

July 23, 2012
Tasty dish! Loved the peanutty flavored to the sauce, accentuated by the crunch of the peanuts on top. The sauce was a little too sticky/dry, but still great, so I'd just a bit more broth. Served with broccoli, which I think I'll just stir into the noodles next time.