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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

Servings:
4
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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 - 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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Servings Per Recipe 4
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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 (46)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (5)
Vegetarian (15)

36 reviews

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

very good and fast meal!! you could use any vegetables.

By: Carol
Posted: Jan 31, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

cooked my own chicken rather than using rotisserie

By: Kathryn
Posted: Dec 19, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Loved this and kids loved it, even as leftovers.

By: Kristine
Posted: Nov 20, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I made this according to the recipe, and then I made it again to use up some of the coleslaw mix. The second time, I subbed half an onion for the garlic, and an orange bell pepper for the carrot. I also subbed honey for the brown sugar, and added a little baby spinach at the end to give it a little more greenage. I eliminated the lime on the second go around, because the bell pepper added some acid. In the place of the tofu, I used two salmon fillets cut into 1" cubes.

By: Darla
Posted: Mar 27, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
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