Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Soba noodles with chicken and vegetables

I pulled this recipe out of one of my cookbooks because I thought it looked like an interesting way to serve chicken. I had every intention of (mostly) following the recipe, but my plans changed. That day, my mom brought me a large container of snow pea shoots and some oyster mushrooms. At that point, it didn’t make any sense for me to go out and buy the vegetables specified in the recipe, so I used the pea shoots and oyster mushrooms instead.

pea shoots, oyster mushrooms and soba noodlesThe vegetables are cooked with chicken and tossed with soba noodles. A soy and sake based sauce completes the dish. I don’t cook with soba noodles that often, but I should; they cook quickly and have a great texture.

Although I strayed from the recipe, I think the original combination of broccoli, button mushrooms and red peppers would also be great in this dish.

soba noodles with chicken and vegetables

61 comments:

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

this sounds fabulous, and I think I like your ingredients better. :)

Tracey said...

I've never had soba noodles but I've been seeing them in all kinds of recipes lately. Love that bottom photo - such a pretty meal!

Mrs. LC said...

That sounds delicious, and your photography is excellent!

♥peachkins♥ said...

I haven't tried soba noodles but I think I will..one of these days..

Donna-FFW said...

Ive never had soba noodles either, would love a dish like this one.

Selba said...

Wow... this soba noodles looks so delicious!

Cathy said...

Love soba noodles and adore your plate! Great looking meal Sara.

girlichef said...

I haven't eaten soba noodles in years...I'd kind of "forgotten" about them. But this dish looks really tasty :)

Lynda said...

I haven't had soba noodles, but would love to try them. This dish looks so enticing and your pictures are great, Sara!

doggybloggy said...

I like your slant - no pun intended and nothing not pc was suggested what-so-ever.

Angie's Recipes said...

I prefer it with spinach, and haven't eaten them for long time...Udon and soba are really good for the stir-fry and soup.
p.s Are you going to use the chopsticks? My husband finds chopsticks are not easy to use.

Kerstin said...

Yum, looks delicious AND healthy! I love how your picture is 100x better than the one on the Cooking Light site :)

Angela Mears said...

Mmm, this version seems more authentic than the original recipe. It looks great. Now I need to go out and get some noodles.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow looks delish.....

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A fantastic soba recipe! Mmmhhh...

Cheers,

Rosa

LaDue & Crew said...

Wow, this looks outrageously good! I love soba noodles...

nath said...

I agree with Mrs.LC, your photo looks so great and makes me hungry..^^ and the noodle...yummy!

Happy cook said...

Looks so beautful, delcious and healthy.

Sophie said...

Your soba noodles dish looks healthy & fab, Sara!
I adore soba noodles! It is healthy & it really fills you up! Yummie!

Manggy said...

I think you absolutely went the right way with this one-- healthy and delicious! :)

Netts Nook said...

Looks fabulous Sara I love using Soba noodles they add so much. Love all the flavors in the recipe.

Sean said...

Great healthy and refreshing dish! I love the nutritional benefits of buckwheat!

Dawn said...

Oh Sara I love this meal and love the photo even more. I am such a huge soba eater. I even had soba sushi, oh it was good.

Claudia said...

I love soba noodles and don't use them enough (always veering to my trusty Italian noodles). I have huge jar of pea shoots... you're giving me wonderfuly, healthy ideas. The photos are scrumptious.

5 Star Foodie said...

Delicious soba noodles and the pea shoots and oyster mushrooms sound great here!

Elra said...

Gorgeously presented Sara! Such a talent you have here. I love Soba!

zoe said...

I love this! AND I have all the ingredients at home, do you think rice noodles will work too?

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

Holy yum Sara! That looks like an amazing meal!

noble pig said...

I love soba and this is one beautiful salad! I am so impressed!

Reeni♥ said...

This looks gorgeous and so delicious! You can't go wrong with such fresh ingredients.

The Blonde Duck said...

So exotic!

teresa said...

Oh I bet this has SO much flavor! Looks fantastic!

nora@ffr said...

Never had this before, sounds really good.. i love all the ingredients included..yummy dish ..

The Duo Dishes said...

Your final dish looks oh so pro! Like what you might order at a restaurant.

lisa (dandysugar) said...

I love meals like this, so easy, fresh ingredients! I love your plate too.

Debinhawaii said...

I have a bunch of soba in the pantry and this looks like the perfect way to use it!

Juliana said...

I love soba noddle...too bad I don't have that many chances to make them. The soba is great for the hot days that are approaching. Great pictures.

Stacey said...

Yummm..... that looks really good!

Sara said...

Angie - I prefer a fork, but I do use chopsticks on occasion.

Zoe - Rice noodles will definitely work.

finsmom said...

Gorgeous presentation! Yum!

Robin Sue said...

Another gogeous recipe by Sara! I like your additions too!

Diana said...

I'm a big fan of soba noodles - healthy AND delicious!

Chef Fresco said...

I still have yet to try anything with soba noodles - maybe your recipe will be the first. Looks so so good!

Annie said...

Looks perfect!

Cate said...

oh, so beautiful, sara!

thank goodness your mom stopped by we love to make soba noodles and slurp them up in their broth. very healthy and very delicious.

Christina Kim said...

I'm a huge fan of soba noodles! I always love new ways to prepare them. Thank you!

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

Just delicious Sara. I've never had soba noodles here, but the colour & texture in your beautiful pictyures intrigue me.Feast for the eyes!

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Jenna said...

this sounds so good! I have never had soba noodles! I actually have had a hard time find them, I dont know if i'm just not looking in the right section of the grocery store or what?!

alexandra said...

your mom is the best. i want someone to bring me oyster mushroom! yum. this dish looks fabulous.

Culinary Wannabe said...

The sesame seeds make it look so pretty! Healthy and tasty looking - these are the kinds of recipes I need in my "bathing suit ready" repertoire.

Debbie said...

Never had soba noodles but the dish sounds wonderful and something that I do need to try!

unconfidentialcook said...

I always put soba noodles in soup, and I love the idea of NOT doing that. Thanks.

nora@ffr said...

sara ye noodles turned out rili good :)yumyumm!!

Bridgett said...

How lucky your mom brought you those! This looks very healthy and full of flavor. I could easily get used to eating this!

Jamie said...

What a perfect perfect dish! Just beautiful. And what a nice mom.

Soma said...

I have never had soba noodles, but what u have done here will be good with anything else too.

pigpigscorner said...

What a refreshing dish! I love cooking soba, very simple and has amazing flavour and texture.

The Food Addicts said...

Those soba noodles look amazing! I can't wait to try it for myself. The great thing about soba noodles is you can have them cold or hot depending on preference.

Kevin said...

This sounds like a nice quick and easy way to enjoy soba noodles.

Chef E said...

Beautiful, and you just reminded me of what I can make for dinner! I forgot I have soba noodles in the pantry...I have been catching up on your blog post today!