Spicy Soba Noodles with Chicken in Peanut Sauce

Spicy Soba Noodles with Chicken in Peanut Sauce is a quick and easy chicken dish that you can prepare in no time at all! I don’t know about you, but during the week I am so busy trying to fit in training for the mini-marathon in May, work and keeping the family together, that I do not have time to fix a time-consuming meal. This quick, easy and delicious dish comes from Cooking Light. Soba noodles are tossed with chicken, crunchy carrots, and a fiery peanut sauce.

Spicy Soba Noodles with Chicken in Peanut Sauce

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  • 1 carrot, peeled
  • 2  cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1/3  cup reduced-fat peanut butter
  • 1  tablespoon chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 1  tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2  tablespoons honey
  • 1  to 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • 1  garlic clove, minced
  • 1  pound skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 5  cups cooked soba (about 10 ounces uncooked buckwheat noodles)
  • 6  tablespoons sliced green onions
  • 6  tablespoons chopped unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts


  1. Shave carrot lengthwise into thin strips using a vegetable peeler; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together 1/3 cup broth, peanut butter, ginger, soy sauce, honey, pepper, and garlic; whisk until smooth; set aside.
  3. Place chicken in a large saucepan and 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 and place into peanut butter mixture. Add carrot and cooked noodles; toss to coat. Sprinkle with green onions and peanuts.

Source: Cooking Light, July 2002

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22 Responses to Spicy Soba Noodles with Chicken in Peanut Sauce

  1. Yum! They look delicious! Definitely bookmarking!

  2. Lucie says:

    Peanut butter, chicken, and soba noodles make my day. A great dish for winter or summer!

  3. Amy says:

    Mmm, this sounds yummy. The only animal protein my bf likes is chicken and I’m always looking for different ways to prepare it. I think I might try making this tonight! 🙂

  4. crustabakes says:

    WOW, i am impressed about the mini marathon training! and since this recipe came from cooking light, it must be super healthy! way to go!

  5. Honey says:

    this looks amazing… i make a vegetarian version of this using ellie krieger’s recipe, the cooking light version looks so good. once again, great shot!

  6. Mary says:

    I love everything you’ve put into these noodles and your photo of them is spectacular. I hope you have a good day. Blessings…Mary

  7. alyce says:

    Yum. Might have to make this tonight…

  8. Quick and delicious! Love any sauces with peanuts!

  9. This looks so fresh and delicious! Yum!

  10. muppy says:

    This looks delicious – I love soba noodles!

  11. Sara says:

    I love peanut sauce! This looks so delicious!

  12. Ellie says:

    Hi Christina~Wow your recipes all look so delicious~And the Somoa cookies look so legit haha. 🙂

  13. lisamichele says:

    Oh..right up my alley. I saw your photo on Foodgawker, and instantly wished I had done my recent soba that way. Beautiful and mouth watering – definitely saving this recipe!

  14. Michelle says:

    Oh I just bought soba noodles but I didn’t know what to do with them. Now I do!

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  16. K says:

    Wow, made this…tasted wonderful. Kudos to you for this recipe.

  17. denise says:

    Since i saw this recipe last year, i’ve been making it at least once a month. it’s a favorite for me and my boyfriend (we usually do it with brown rice and add some julienned red or yellow pepper, avocado and toasted coconut). Thanks for your postings- love the site!

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  19. Pat says:

    Well – now am confused as I don’t know which one to try first Pad Thai – Tikka Marsala Chicken, or this one – love the peanut sauce recipes – sure we will love all three

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