Spicy chicken peanut soba noodle salad

Spicy peanut soba noodle salad - www.scalingbackblog.com

Our weather here has been all over the place lately.  Last week we had hail storms on Sunday and temperatures in the 90’s by Thursday.  It’s tough to figure out what the day will bring and while it isn’t summer yet I thought I’d share one of my favorite dishes for when it’s too hot in the kitchen to contemplate cooking.  You do need to boil some water to cook the soba but other than that everything is oven free.  This is a great dish to make ahead and it keeps great in the fridge for 3-4 days so don’t be worried about the leftovers.  The base is a spicy peanut sauce mixed with a ton of fresh veggies and soba noodles.  Don’t worry if you can’t find soba in your market, you can easily substitute spaghetti instead.  I used carrots, bell peppers and snow peas here but feel free to mix up the vegetables you want to use.  Red cabbage, asparagus and broccoli would all be great additions.  If you want the dish to be vegetarian replace the chicken with some baked tofu or avocado.  I’m off to work in the garden a bit before the rain starts again.  Have a great day!

spicy peanut soba noodle salad - www.scalingbackblog.com

spicy peanut soba noodle salad - www.scalingbackblog.com

Spicy chicken peanut soba noodle salad
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Serves: 4 servings
 
This spicy chicken peanut soba noodle salad is a great weeknight meal. It uses store bought rotisserie chicken to get dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes!
Ingredients
  • For the spicy peanut sauce:
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 clove finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • For the salad
  • 8 ounces soba noodles
  • 1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded, and finely sliced
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 1 cup snow peas, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • ½ cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped mint leaves
  • ¼ cup chopped roasted peanuts
Instructions
  1. For the dressing combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth, adding a little more water if too thick.
  2. Cook the noodles according to directions. Drain well and toss with the chicken, vegetables, herbs and dressing. Garnish with the peanuts and additional herbs if desired. Serve the salad hot or cold.

Spicy peanut soba noodle salad - www.scalingbackblog.comspicy peanut soba noodle salad - www.scalingbackblog.com

 

spicy peanut soba noodle salad - www.scalingbackblog.com

Spicy chicken peanut soba noodle salad | www.scalingbackblog.com

 

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    Self-taught cook, photographer.  You can usually find me at a farmers market dreaming up alternative recipes for my allergy prone family.

    6 thoughts on “Spicy chicken peanut soba noodle salad

    1. Mia

      Hi, Tina.

      These look yummy. I enjoy a good peanut noodle recipe. Your carrots are so uniform…what kind of slicer/mandoline are you using?

      When your cookbook is published, I expect a signed galley!

      Your food pictures are beautiful!

      xoxo,
      mia

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      1. Tina Post author

        Hey Lady!

        So good to hear from you! I love the mandolin I’m using but you need to watch your fingers. I picked it up on Amazon for $25.00. I’ll email you a link. Hope you guys are doing well!

        Reply

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