Sesame Soy Soba Noodles with Chicken, Shiitake Mushrooms, and Edamame

I love all sorts of ethnic foods, but one of my favorite types is Japanese food! I love how simple, flavorful and healthy many of their dishes are. If I had to choose my last meal it would most definitely be sushi! But this post isn’t about sushi, it’s about a soba noodles. What the heck are soba noodles you might be asking? They are Japanese noodles made of buckwheat flour. They are roughly as thick as spaghetti, and are prepared in a variety of hot and cold dishes. They have more protein than any noodles I’ve had before too! I made this dish cold because it was a hot day and I wanted something like a noodle salad. This meal is really easy to make and only takes about 20 minutes. It’s packed with tons of protein, fiber, and flavor with little fat!

It’s a light, fresh, and healthy recipe! Enjoy!

Sesame Soy Soba Noodles with Chicken, Shiitake Mushrooms, and Edamame

Interesting facts about 100% buckwheat soba noodles: Buckwheat contains vitamins B1 and B2, several minerals, and nearly twice the amount of proteins found in rice. Rutin, a kind of bioflavonoid that includes the catechins of green tea and the polyphenols of red wine, is not found in other grains or beans, but is contained in great quantity in buckwheat. This bioflavonoid strengthens capillaries and so helps people suffering from arteriosclerosis and high blood pressure. Recent studies indicate that rutin is also a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals, which are responsible for many cancers. Buckwheat also contains choline. Choline is a compound in the vitamin B complex and is an essential precursor of acetylcholine, a stimulatory neurotransmitter. It also helps in the production of lipotropic agents which converts fats into useful products and aids in the production of HDL cholesterol. Read more about the benefits of buckwheat soba noodles here!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

♦ 1 8oz package of 100% buckwheat soba noodles (I like this one the best) Make sure they are as close to 100% buckwheat as possible or else you won’t reap all those awesome benefits I talked about earlier! 😉

♦ 1 cup chopped shiitake mushrooms

♦ 3 cremini mushrooms chopped

♦ 1 cup frozen edamame

♦ 2 large chicken breasts

♦ 1 tbs soy sauce

♦ 1 tbs mirin (japanese rice wine)

♦ 4 cloves minced garlic

♦ dried seaweed (nori) for garnish and deliciousness!

For the sauce:

♦ 2 tbs sesame oil

♦1 tbs mirin

♦ 2 tbs Furikake sesame seed mix with dried seaweed (I like the brand Garden of Eden’s “Eden Shake” because it’s made with natural ingredients and no additives, ESPECIALLY not Monosodium Glutamate aka MSG which isn’t good for us)

♦ 1/2 tbs water

♦ 2 tsp soy sauce

♦ 1/2 tbs rice wine vinegar

♦ 1 tsp sriracha sauce (more if you like it spicy)

♦ 1 tsp fresh lime juice

Makes about 4 servings at 400 calories, 10g fat, 56g carbs, 6g fiber, 17g protein per serving

Sesame Soy Soba Noodles with Chicken, Shiitake Mushrooms, and Edamame

Here’s What You’ll Do:

Cook the soba noodles according to the package instructions. After draining, make sure to rinse them in cold water for a minute so they don’t continue to cook. Leave them in a strainer in the sink to drain while you cook everything else.

Chop the mushrooms as big or small as you like and mince the garlic. Cut the chicken breasts into bite size pieces. Spray a pan with cooking spray and cook the chicken, mushrooms and garlic together. Add the edamame after about 2 minutes. Stir in the 1 tbs of soy sauce and 1 tbs of mirin. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until the chicken is done. Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.

For the sauce, mix all the ingredients together until blended.

Combine everything together and mix well. Serve and slurp up those noodles!

Sesame Soy Soba Noodles with Chicken, Shiitake Mushrooms, and Edamame

♥Santa Monica Life♥

4 Responses to “Sesame Soy Soba Noodles with Chicken, Shiitake Mushrooms, and Edamame”
  1. This looks delicious! And your post has such great timing too – I was just wondering the other day what the health benefits of soba noodles are and if I should be incorporating them into my diet. Thanks for the information! 🙂

    • alidaniel says:

      Awesome, no problem! Ya I had no idea buckwheat was so good for us until I made this recipe! I love noodles and pasta dishes so buckwheat soba noodles are a great substitution if you’re looking to use more nutritious options! =]

  2. truefoodlove says:

    When I went to Japan this summer, I LOVED the cold soba noodles. 🙂 Can’t wait to try this at home! Thanks for sharing!

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