- Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 370.5
- Total Fat: 20.2 g
- Cholesterol: 11.1 mg
- Sodium: 402.9 mg
- Total Carbs: 33.4 g
- Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
- Protein: 18.1 g
Soba with Chicken and Peanut SauceSubmitted by: LOVITAR
IntroductionIt's no surprise that American cooks have adopted Asian peanut sauce as their own. The tantalizing balance of creaminess and heat has universal appeal. It's no surprise that American cooks have adopted Asian peanut sauce as their own. The tantalizing balance of creaminess and heat has universal appeal.
* 1 pound chicken cutlets or tenders
* 1 pound soba noodles
* 1/2 seedless cucumber (usually plastic-wrapped)
* 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter (not natural)
* 1/4 cup soy sauce
* 1 tablespoon Asian sesame oil
* 2 teaspoons Chinese chile garlic paste (preferably Lan Chi) or Sriracha (Southeast Asian chile sauce) plus additional for serving
* 1/4 cup chopped scallions
* Special equipment: an adjustable-blade slicer with 1/4-inch julienne blade
Return water to a boil, then cook noodles, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 4 to 8 minutes. Reserve 3/4 cup noodle-cooking water and drain noodles in a colander. Rinse noodles under cold water to stop cooking, then drain well.
While noodles cook, cut cucumber lengthwise into julienne strips, slicing until you reach core, then rotating cucumber a quarter turn, continuing to slice and rotate until left with nothing but core. Pat dry.
Whisk together peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, chile paste, and reserved cooking water until smooth.
Divide noodles among large serving bowls. Spoon about 1/4 cup peanut sauce over noodles in each bowl, then divide chicken, cucumber, and scallions among bowls. Serve immediately with remaining sauce and additional chile paste. Stir noodles just before eating.
Number of Servings: 4
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LOVITAR.
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2 things make me laugh in this recipe, the "not natural" line after peanut butter (I know what they mean, but it still looks funny!) and the 'usually plastic wrapped' on the cucumber. FWIW, an easy way to get seeds out of a cucumber is to slice it in half lengthwise, then run a spoon down the center - 11/12/09
I tried this peanut sauce at a Thai restaurant and tried to make it at home. I was missing the sesame oil. I'm not big
on the chili sauce so I'll make this without it. Can't wait to taste it, I love anything with peanut butter. Never heard of Soba noodles, what are they? - 11/12/09