Spicy Peanut Chicken Soba Noodle Salad

Spicy Peanut Chicken Soba Noodle Salad

Number one “food blogging” pet peeve– being too tired, too rushed, or too hungry to properly photograph a recipe.  Trust me, I get it, I’m blogging about food, it should look appetizing and appealing, but I have an 8 to 5 job and sometimes a girl just can’t wait… Sometimes it’s fine because “hey ,the recipe wasn’t that great,” no harm, no foul.  But other times {like now} I wish I had tried a little harder to get that cover shot.  Oh well, c’est la vie.

It’s not a secret that I love Asian fusion and Asian inspired food.  I have been wanting to try a soba noodle recipe for awhile now and as soon as I saw this recipe, featuring a spicy peanut sauce, I knew that this would satsify my soba desire and Bill couldn’t help but be on board with the flavors {he’s a peanut butter fiend}…


For the Salad

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 each red, orange, and yellow bell pepper
12 oz soba noodles
fresh cilantro or basil to taste

Spicy Peanut Chicken Soba Noodle Salad

For the Spicy Peanut Sauce

5 tablespoons peanut butter
5 tablespoons water
5 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
half of a jalapeño pepper
½ cup peanuts

Spicy Peanut Chicken Soba Noodle Salad


Bring a large pot of water to boil. Place the chicken in the water and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked and no longer pink. After chicken has cooled, shred chicken with two forks in a large bowl, then, set aside. Meanwhile, chop the bell peppers into very thin strips.

Puree all the ingredients for the spicy peanut sauce in a food processor. Add the peanuts last to control how smooth the sauce will be.

Cook the soba noodles according to package directions. Drain and toss with the chicken, veggies, fresh cilantro, and Spicy Peanut Sauce. Can be served hot or cold.  I enjoyed it hot for dinner and cold for lunch the next day– both are equally tasty!


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