Sunday, September 25, 2011

Honey-Jalapeno Chicken with Sesame Soba Noodles

I love the weekends, because not only is it a nice break from work, but it also gives me the opportunity to experiment with new recipes that I don't typically have time to make!  Surprisingly though, this recipe doesn't take as long as I thought it would, and if you cook and shred the chicken ahead of time, it'd be even quicker.  I'll definitely be making this dinner again!

 Honey-Jalapeno Chicken with Sesame Soba Noodles
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12 oz. buckwheat soba noodles
1 jalapeno, seeds removed
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 to 3 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 to 3 cooked chicken breasts, shredded or sliced
3 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/4 cup chopped scallions, green part only
2 tsp. ginger

Bring a pot of water to a boil and place in soba noodles.  Let the noodles cook for 10 minutes and then drain, rinse with cold water, and set aside.

While the noodles are cooking place the jalapeno, honey, cilantro, salt, and pepper, in the bowl of a food processor and puree until smooth.  Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of water to the mixture until desired consistency is reached. 

Pour the 2 teaspoons of olive oil into a preheated skillet and add in the precooked chicken and the honey-jalapeno sauce.  Mix together until heated through.

In a medium size bowl, combine the soba noodles, soy sauce, sesame oil, scallions, and ginger.  Toss together until the noodles are well coated.  Transfer to a serving bowl and top with the honey-jalapeno chicken mixture.  Garnish with sesame seeds and enjoy!

Slightly adapted from: Food Network


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