Chicken soba noodles

Chicken soba noodles

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins


Serves 1
Quick and easy to prepare, whether you're packing them up for work or grabbing a bite at home

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  • 85g bundle soba or buckwheat noodles



    Buckwheat actually comes from the seeds of a plant distantly related to rhubarb …

  • drizzle of sesame oil
  • 8 mangetout
  • 1 small carrot



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • ½ red chilli
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • handful shredded cooked chicken
  • soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…


  1. Cook the noodles, drain well, then toss with a drizzle sesame oil.

  2. Finely slice the mangetout, cut the carrot into matchsticks and deseed and slice the red chilli.

  3. Add to the noodles with the toasted sesame seeds and some shredded cooked chicken, if you have it. Pack with a small portion of soy sauce.

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Comments (13)

Zubes's picture

This dish is so simple yet so tasty. I swap the noodles for egg noodles. I usually make a batch to have for lunches during the week, and warm it up in the microwave. Made it two or three times and I plan to keep making it!

pizzalady's picture

I used some cold left over lamb instead of chicken which worked surprisingly well. I added spring onions and sweet chilli sauce for a bit more flavour. Nice simple lunch which I will make again.

nilufer's picture

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emmaleg's picture

I wasn't sure about how this would taste when I was making it but it all came together at the end and was a really lovely meal. Loved the contrast between the soft noodles and the crunchy veg. Don't skip the toasted sesame seeds though - they give the dish a lot of extra flavour!

Shonaw1's picture

Can you eat this cold?

impeed's picture

Apart from the drizzle of sesame oil and whatever minimal fat is in chicken ...hardly any

judiper's picture

Yummy! I made with egg noodles, mangetout, sugarsnap peas and spring onions. I used turkey and added a drizzle of sweet chilli sauce with the soy. Delicious, healthy lunch!

cathycreed's picture

This is a really great dish, very healthy and incredibly tasty! I added a sliced green pepper as well! The portion sizes are quite large! Yum!

jennifer-123's picture

Hello, yes whats the fat content etc on this recipe?

taxgirl10's picture


Can you tell me what the Calorie and Fat content of this recipe is please?

peter_owen27's picture

For someone who is on a strict diet, this is a great mid day booster snack, all good and no bad!! Really enjoyed it!!

chocolatchaud's picture

Made this for lunch the night before (including soy mixed in - shock horror) and was still really tasty when it came to eating it, although the carrots were a little floppy! I also added a squeeze of lime juice for a bit more zing and some fresh coriander.

larabeaumont's picture

with shredded chicken this is delicious. Make it wheat free with rice noodles and wheat free soya sauce.

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