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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 that comes together in a flash thanks to pre-cooked rotisserie chicken. This is an updated version of a classic Cook Smarts meal that was first featured in 2014.


Chicken Soba Noodles:
  • Brown sugar - 2 tsp
  • Miso paste, any color - 1 tsp
  • Vinegar, rice - 1 Tbsp
  • Oil, toasted sesame - 1 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 1/3 cup
  • Carrots - 8 oz , chopped
  • Rotisserie chicken - 1/2 , meat shredded
  • Limes - 1 , wedges
  • Green onions - 2 stalks , green and white parts chopped and separate
  • Noodles, soba - 8 oz (sub spaghetti)
  • Cornstarch - 2 tsp
  • Water - 3 Tbsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Coleslaw mix - 5 oz
  • Hot sauce of choice - for serving


  1. Make stir-fry sauce - Combine brown sugar, miso, vinegar, toasted sesame oil and soy sauce. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Carrots - Chop carrots. (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 / Green onions - Prep as directed. Store limes, green parts of green onions and white parts of green onions separately. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

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  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 white parts of green onions and saute for 2 minutes more.
  4. Pour stir-fry sauce over top and bring to a simmer. Add corn starch / 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 slices on top.
  6. Serve chicken soba noodles with green parts of green onions on top and lime wedges and hot sauce on the side to use as garnishes. Enjoy!



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