Sesame Chicken Soba Noodle Bowls

With school season starting I have been getting questions from a lot of my friends about quick and easy meal ideas because all their lives are about to get a little more hectic. Even though I do not have children starting school I am always looking for fast meal ideas. As someone who works full time and part time as a blogger, I find myself busier than ever! One of my new favorite go-to recipes for busy nights are these Sesame Chicken Soba Bowls.

Next to Mexican food I always find myself reaching for something that is Asian-inspired. I’ve been on a soba kick lately and love slathering some variation of a sesame or peanut butter sauce all over these noodles. Today’s recipe is super quick and easy and features a light sesame ginger sauce flavored by Litehouse Sesame Ginger dressing. This dressing makes for a quick chicken marinade and a great sauce starter for the overall dish. This dressing has all the ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar and sesame seeds that you need to make a flavorful soba bowl.

This Sesame Chicken Soba Noodle Bowl offers a nice balance of protein and a serving of vegetables

To make life easier I used the same pot of boiling water for both the soba and the broccoli. After you sauté the chicken in a separate wok-style pan you can easily toss the drained soba and broccoli into the pan to finish the dish. These noodles are also delicious if you serve them cold so they are great leftovers for lunch the next day. This soba bowl offers a nice balance of protein and a serving of vegetables so you know that your family is getting a complete meal!

Add these Sesame Chicken Soba Bowls to your mealtime rotation and your family will thank you!

Are your kids heading back to school soon? What are some of your favorite quick and easy meals that you run to each week to save time? Add these Sesame Chicken Soba Bowls to your mealtime rotation and your family will thank you!

Sesame Chicken Soba Bowls

Serves 4 | Finish in 25 minutes
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Ingredients

8 ounces uncooked soba
8 ounces fresh broccoli florets
2 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cubed
1 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
1 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
3 green onions, chopped
¼ cup + 3 tablespoons Litehouse Sesame Ginger dressing

Directions

Combine the chicken and ¼ cup Litehouse Sesame Ginger dressing in a bowl and toss to coat. Set aside to marinate for at least 30 minutes.

Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add soba and cook 3 minutes. Add broccoli to pan and cook for an additional 3 minutes or until soba and broccoli are done. Drain.

Heat a large wok or sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add in 1 tablespoon of sesame oil. Add chicken to pan and cook for 5-6 minutes, until no longer pink in the center.

Combine the remaining Litehouse Sesame Ginger dressing, rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, soy sauce, crushed red pepper and garlic in measuring cup, stirring with a whisk. Add the noodle mixture to the pan with the chicken and drizzle with sauce mixture, tossing to combine. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sesame seeds and green onions and serve.


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