Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Another post brought to you by The Great Chicken Project

My great chicken project posts have been few and far between lately. I've pretty much eliminated dairy from my diet for the time being, and way too many of the recipes in that book call for cream, sour cream, milk...or they just don't sound that appealing to make. This one did, though.

We seldom eat boneless, skinless chicken breasts, so I don't usually have them in the freezer. I picked up a pack that was on sale and put this together. This recipe is adapted from the Sesame Noodles recipe in 365 Ways To Cook Chicken. The book calls for this to be a cold recipe, but I heated the chicken back up and it was really good warm too.

Sesame Noodles With Chicken And Broccoli (serves 4)

1 bunch of broccoli, cut into florets
1/2 c peanut butter
1/2 c hot water
1/4 c soy sauce
2 T red wine vinegar
2 T rice wine vinegar
2 T sesame oil
1 T chili oil
1 T garlic paste
1/4 T Shichimi Togarashi red pepper mix
2 COOKED skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 "bundle" of soba noodles

1. Cook your chicken breasts. Poaching is recommended.

2. Combine peanut butter and water and stir until it's a smooth-ish paste. Add in the soy sauce, vinegars, sesame oil, chili oil, garlic paste and red pepper. Add in the chicken pieces, mixing well to coat the chicken. Refrigerate for 2 hours if you can.

3. Steam your broccoli. I use the steamer bags that you can get at the grocery store. You can use them multiple times - I think they're neat-o.

4. In a pot of boiling water, cook your soba noodles for 5 minutes or until done to your taste. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drain well.

5. Place a serving sized amount of soba in a dish. Top with several pieces of broccoli and a large spoonful of the chicken. Drizzle some of the sauce from the chicken on top and serve.


  1. I love broccoli, especially with noodles. Looks great. Have you tried cooking with Almond or Coconut milk before? I love my Almond Breeze and Coconut Milk (no particular brand)

  2. I've seen some people putting peanut butter on stuff and didn't know how I felt about it. This one looks good though, so I just may have to try it.