Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Chicken Soba Noodle Stir-Fry

This is a sponsored post, written by me for Just BARE®.

Chicken Soba Noodle Stir-Fry Recipe

If you look around in my recipe archives you are sure to notice that Asian recipes are at the top of my list of favorites.  A couple of weeks ago, we actually had astir-fry very similar to the one I’m sharing today and Paul reminded me how often we ate stir-fry when we first got married.  I didn’t remember but I am not surprised.  I love stir-fry, fried rice, cashew chicken, etc.  I even used to eat soy sauce on my scrambled eggs.  Weird?  Or brilliant?  I’m going with brilliant.

When I’m trying to keep things fairly healthy, simple and quick, stir-fry is usually where I turn.  And it was no different this time when Just BARE® Chicken asked me to create a 5-ingredient (+ chicken) recipe.  I immediately thought soy sauce, ginger and sesame oil.  Three super flavorful ingredients which are all great ingredients alone but together, they create one of my favorite flavor combinations. I added some soba noodles, a current obsession and some broccoli for some color.

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So why did Just BARE® ask me to create a 5-ingredient + chicken recipe?  Well, it’s all to kick off a crazy fun recipe challenge that involves you AND me.  It’s called the Just BARE® Chicken +5 Ingredient Challenge – follow the contest on Twitter with hashtag #ChickenPlus5.  Between January 14 – February 28, you can visit www.JustBAREChicken.com/Plus5 for a chance to win more than $500 when it’s all said and done.  Get creative and start with your favorite Just BARE® Chicken product, pick five more ingredients, and select a recipe category.  (Salt, pepper and water do not count.)

Lisa Golden Schroeder, Just BARE® head culinary enthusiast, will judge all ingredient lists, and then I (ad a few other bloggers) will turn the top lists into chicken recipes.

So start thinking which five ingredients you’d pair with Just BARE while you enjoy this quick and simple Chicken Soba Noodle Stir-Fry.

Just BARE Chicken Package and Chicken Soba Noodle Stir-Fry

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Chicken Soba Noodle Stir-Fry

Yield: 4 servings

Total Time: 30 min

Quick and simple chicken & soba noodle stir-fry. Healthy and flavorful and only a handful of ingredients you probably already have in your house.


6 ounces soba noodles
2 tbs. olive oil, divided
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 package Just BARE boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tsp. sesame oil
3 tsp. freshly grated ginger
1 pound fresh broccoli, cut into bite-sized florets (optional, additional ingredient)


Cook the soba noodles according to package directions. When finished, drain and drizzle with a little olive oil to prevent sticking.

While the noodles cook, heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Let it heat up, dry, until very hot - water should sizzle on the surface when you sprinkle a few drops on.

Pat the chicken dry on both sides. Brush one side with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. When the pan is hot, add the chicken, oiled/seasoned side down. Oil and season the side that is sticking up and then don't touch the chicken while the first side browns. After about 5 minutes, check the color and if it is browned to your liking, flip gently and brown the other side. Allow the second side to cook for about 6 minutes or until the chicken is browned and cooked through. Remove from heat and set aside.

If you choose to add broccoli: In the same pan, add about 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Add the broccoli and cook for about 5 minutes or until it starts to get tender. Whisk the soy sauce, sesame oil and ginger together and add to the broccoli. Stir to combine.

If you don't add the broccoli: Dice the chicken and add it back to the skillet. Whisk the soy sauce, sesame oil and ginger together and add to the chicken. Stir to combine and then add the cooked pasta, Stir well to coat and cook until everything is heated through.

Chicken Soba Noodle Stir-Fry Recipe

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22 Responses to “Chicken Soba Noodle Stir-Fry”

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    Rachel Cooks — January 14, 2014 @ 7:00 am

    This looks phenomenal, Cassie! I’ve never made soba noodles.

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    Tina Muir — January 14, 2014 @ 7:01 am

    Yum! That looks great! And what a wonderful idea! I think that will help people cook more, without a scary, long ingredient list! BARE sounds like a wonderful company, and I hope they continue to grow! Thanks for introducing me 🙂

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    Ali @ Inspiralized — January 14, 2014 @ 7:11 am

    Looks divine – and I love your bowls!!

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    kita — January 14, 2014 @ 7:47 am

    Asian recipes are a big go to in my house too. The only way I can sneak tons of extra veggies in. Love this bowl of awesome!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — January 14, 2014 @ 7:52 am

    LOVE stir fry Cassie, and I’m so excited about this recipe! I have 99% of what I need to make it sitting in my pantry rightthissecond.
    Also, soy sauce on eggs: I’m a believer until tasting it and deciding otherwise! Weekend brunch perhaps?

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    DessertForTwo — January 14, 2014 @ 8:23 am

    This looks awesome! I’m all about 5-ingredient dishes with easy ingredients and easy protein!

    I’ve been eating brown rice topped with an egg and soy sauce for breakfast lately! Extra scallions and cilantro are nice, too. Now who’s weird? lol

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — January 14, 2014 @ 11:44 am

    Oh man, we’re big stir-fry fans in this household, too. It’s just so easy and flavorful! Love this 5-ingredient version!

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    Ashley — January 14, 2014 @ 2:03 pm

    I love the sound of this stir-fry! I’ve recently gotten reallly into soba noodles and with the ginger and soy sauce … this looks awesome! And I think I have always made a lot of stir-fries in our house : )

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    Joanne — January 14, 2014 @ 4:57 pm

    It’s amazing how so few ingredients could turn into a meal so tasty…but they do!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — January 14, 2014 @ 8:29 pm

    I love soba noodles, what a tasty stir fry!

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    ashley - bakerbynature — January 15, 2014 @ 7:58 am

    Cassie, I love everything (EVERYTHING!!) about this dish! Um… what time was dinner?!

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — January 15, 2014 @ 10:55 am

    I need more stir fry recipes! This looks fantastic, Cassie!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — January 16, 2014 @ 1:30 pm

    Oh my goodness we are on the same page lady!!! LOVE soba noodles and I actually just bought a new bag of them. This looks so good!

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    Erin M. — January 18, 2014 @ 6:29 am

    This looks so good! I’ve never worked with soba noodles before but I might have to try this!

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    Jody @ Just Dish — February 28, 2014 @ 11:30 am

    Such a yummy creation with only a short list of ingredients! And it’s hard to believe today is already the last day to enter the Chicken +5 Ingredient Challenge. We’re giddy about all of the entries!

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    Jessica C — October 31, 2016 @ 6:35 pm

    Good recipe except the soy sauce is way too much and makes the dish super salty an unable to eat! Reduce soy sauce to about 2-4 tablespoons!

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    Laurie — April 11, 2018 @ 7:44 pm

    Easy and good flavor but way too salty. The sauce needs to be altered with much less soy sauce, or maybe low sodium soy sauce? I will likely try this again with some modifications.


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