Cold Peanut Soba Noodles with Chicken


My husband refers to this dish as “girl food”.  If there is not red meat involved he considers it a snack and not a meal.

I love soba noodles and peanut sauce makes everything taste good.  I love the crunchy veggies in here along with the chicken.  It’s all good.

This is a great dish to make with the leftover rotisserie chicken and it packs great for lunch the next day.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Add the soba noodles and edamame and cook as the noodle label directs.  Reserve I cup cooking water, then drain the noodles and edamame and run under cold water until cool.

Whisk the peanut butter, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil and chili sauce in a large bowl.  Add 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking water and whisk until smooth. 

Add the noodles and edamame and chicken, season with salt and toss to combine (add more cooking water if necessary). 

Divide among plates and top with cucumber and scallions.

Cold Peanut Soba Noodles with Chicken
Adapted from Food Network

12 ounces soba (buckwheat) noodles
1 cup frozen shelled edamame
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 Tablespoons rice vinegar (not seasoned)
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons grated peeled ginger
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon Asian chili sauce (such as Sriracha)
Kosher salt
1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
1 cup diced cucumber
1/2 cup chopped scallions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Add the soba noodles and edamame and cook as the noodle label directs.  Reserve I cup cooking water, then drain the noodles and edamame and run under cold water until cool.

Whisk the peanut butter, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil and chili sauce in a large bowl.  Add 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking water and whisk until smooth.

Add the noodles and edamame and chicken, season with salt and toss to combine (add more cooking water if necessary).  Divide among plates and top with cucumber and scallions.

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12 Comments

  1. I lived in Japan for a year and have my preferences for how I like my soba, so this recipe is one I would have never considered. But the pictures look so delicious and really tempt me to try it. Darn you for forcing me out of my comfort zone ^_^.

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  2. I think peanut sauce makes the world a much better place.

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  3. This sounds and looks amazing! I have enjoyed reading your blogs fresh from my email box…but thought I’d swing by this time and say thank-you for all your wonderful ideas,recipes and wonderful pictures. Blessings

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  4. laura 4

    yum, this is one of my favorite meals! i love the rotisserie chicken idea.

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  5. Lisa 5

    This looks delicious! I enjoy your blog, but I was wondering if you will have a “print” option?

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  6. I grew up on peanut sauce and noodles, this is one of my favourite dishes! Never tried adding vinegar though, will have to give that a go. This is so nice in summer!

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  7. A friend made your dish ( this dish) for our potluck and YUM ! I will be making it soon, very soon. It was a hit with everyone, and it is healthy too , but don’t tell the guys. ( shhh)

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  8. I love peanut noodles. So totally a meal! I like that you used soba noodles. That gives a bit more of a nutritional punch!

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  9. Anne from Olympia 9

    Oh wow! I love soba noodles and peanut sauce too! And the cucumber in there sounds really wonderful.I am making asap! Each and every recipe I have ever made from your blog has been a real winner, Cathy!

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  10. After my trip to the Asian market a couple of days ago where I couldn’t resist the soba noodles again, this is just right for us. And no, it’s not girl food. :)

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  11. Kristen 11

    This was delicious!! I didn’t have the hot pepper sauce, so I threw in some red pepper flakes instead. Didn’t have edamame, so used thinly sliced carrots, red pepper, and threw in some fresh cilantro. It’s a keeper!

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  12. katie 12

    I know you posted this ages ago, but I have to tell you: I made this for a friend who just had a baby and her family loved it. It was simple to bring over and they thought it got even tastier a couple days later! Thank you!

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