It seems lately I’ve been pulling teeth to get my children to eat. They all of a sudden don’t like things they’ve always adored. Boo.
Instead of getting too discouraged, I’ve been experimenting making things I know they love and sneaking some good stuff into it.
This first recipe was based on chicken teriyaki. They love Asian noodle dishes so we bought some Soba noodles, made from buckwheat (pasta with dietary fiber, it can’t be true!). If you’re thinking about the crunchy and heavy whole wheat noodles from the grocery store, you’re thinking is sooo wrong. These are a great texture, and they have a slight nutty flavor but very mild. It is complemented in the dish, so it isn’t a stand out flavor.
I’ve gotten asked every night since by Isabel if we’re having this again.
Chicken Stir fry with Soba NoodlesIzzo mistook the peppers for carrots. YES!
1 package of soba noodles, made per the instructions on the box
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut up
1/2 cup of toasted sesame marinade (I usually make my own but I had some in my fridge).
1 small red bell pepper chopped pretty fine
1 small yellow pepper chopped pretty fine
2 carrots cut into thin rounds
1/2 small onion chopped very fine
2 garlic cloves chopped very fine
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp soy sauce (or more)
Marinate chicken for up to 4 hours toasted sesame marinade. I do mine for about 30 minutes. Make the soba noodles while everything else cooks. Draining, add soy sauce to keep from sticking.
In a large fry pan, heat oil. Then add peppers, onion, garlic, and carrots. Cook on medium-high heat until carrots are almost tender. Then add chicken and all the marinade to the fry pan, until chicken is cooked thoroughly. Pour chicken mixture onto the soba noodles and toss until coated. If you need a little more “sauce” you can add a little more of the marinade sauce (from the bottle... never use the raw chicken marinade as a sauce if it’s not cooked. You are smart enough to know this... but just a reminder).
If you try this reipe, I’d love to hear how it goes.
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*You can buy Soba noodles online at amazon grocery