spicy peanut soba noodle salad

Ingredients :

  • For the Spicy Peanut Sauce:
  • 5 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce, or tamari for gluten free
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil (optional – for flavor)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce like sriracha (more or less depending on spice tolerance)
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • For the Salad:
  • 1 lb. chicken breast
  • red bell pepper
  • 3-4 cups chopped purple cabbage
  • 10 ounces soba noodles
  • fresh cilantro or basil to taste
  • crushed peanuts for topping

Directions :

  1. Spicy Peanut Sauce: Puree sauce ingredients in a food processor or blender. Add the peanuts last so you can control how chunky it is (I like to leave it a little more on the chunky side).
  2. Chicken: Cook the chicken in a skillet over medium high heat. Season with salt and pepper. When the chicken is cooked through, set aside until cool enough to handle and shred the meat.
  3. Vegetables: Chop the red pepper, cabbage, and cilantro to your desired size for the salad.
  4. Noodles: Cook the noodles according to package directions (usually just boiling for a few minutes).
  5. Assemble: Toss everything together with enough dressing to generously coat everything. Serve hot or cold!
  6. NOTES

    If you’re making this ahead of time, toss everything together except the veggies. Those are best when added just before serving.

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