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Chicken Soba Noodles
with carrots / coleslaw mix

Active: 25 min Total: 25 min
A rich brown sauce coats the noodles and vegetables in this one-pan dish, which comes together in a flash thanks to pre-cooked rotisserie chicken. This is a classic Cook Smarts recipe that was most recently featured in 2017.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Chicken Soba Noodles:
  • Brown sugar - 2 tsp
  • Miso paste, any color - 1 tsp
  • Vinegar, rice - 1 Tbsp
  • Oil, toasted sesame - 1 Tbsp
  • Tamari - 1/3 cup
  • Carrots - 8 oz, chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Rotisserie chicken - 1/2, meat shredded
  • Limes - 1, wedges
  • Cilantro leaves - 3 Tbsp
  • Noodles, soba - 8 oz (sub spaghetti)
  • Cornstarch - 2 tsp
  • Water - 3 Tbsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Coleslaw mix - 10 oz
  • Hot sauce (opt) - for serving

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Prep

  1. Make stir-fry sauce - Combine brown sugar, miso, vinegar, toasted sesame oil, and Tamari. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Carrots / Garlic - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Rotisserie chicken - (Skip if this was done ahead on Tuesday.) Take meat off the bone and slice with a knife. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  4. Limes / Cilantro - Prep as directed. Store separately.

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Make

  1. Bring a saucepan of water to boil. Add soba noodles and cook according to packaged instructions. (Soba noodles don’t take long to cook, so keep an eye out.) Drain.
  2. Whisk together cornstarch and water.
  3. When noodles are nearly finished cooking, heat a wok over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and then carrots. Saute until carrots are nearly tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Add coleslaw mix and garlic and saute for 2 minutes more.
  4. Pour stir-fry sauce over top and bring to a simmer. Add cornstarch / water mixture while stirring. Simmer until sauce has thickened slightly, ~2 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in soba noodles and juice from one of the lime wedges. Add rotisserie chicken.
  6. Serve chicken soba noodles with cilantro on top and lime wedges and hot sauce on the side to use as garnishes. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (51)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (6)
Vegetarian (17)

40 reviews

Quick and easy. We used a lot of lime to add some extra tang.

By: Cathleen
Posted: Sep 15, 2021
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Used chicken breast instead of rotisserie, made in wok & pulled out of pan , made rest & served the veggie eater the. Added chicken back. A fam fav.

By: Jessie
Posted: Aug 01, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I really wanted this to be better. It was pretty bland. We added all kinds of sauce to our bowls at the table. The noodles were sticky. There must be a trick to soba noodles that I don't know.

By: Erin
Posted: Jul 16, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Ok for what it was. Kind of bland/boring. My 19 month old ate it. 4 year old did not. I ended up using sriracha and additional aminos to kick it up. I did appreciate how quick this was to throw together though.

By: JJ
Posted: Mar 05, 2021
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Good and easy meal. Used pre-shredded carrots and red and green cabbage. Also added some edamame since we didn’t have enough shredded chicken.

By: Christy
Posted: Sep 13, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I didn't have tofu so added edamame and used broccoli instead of cole slaw mix. I also added peanut butter to the sauce. Cam eout really well.

By: Rachel
Posted: Mar 20, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
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