Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
From the Chicago Tribune. A fast and easy combination of chicken, veggies and noodles. A couple of pork chops could be subbed for the chicken.
- 4 ounces soba noodles or 4 ounces udon noodles
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 large boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size strips
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 small head bok choy, trimmed and thinly sliced
- 1 cup shiitake mushroom caps
- 1⁄4 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1⁄8-1⁄4 teaspoon chili oil
- 3 scallions, finely chopped
- Cook noodles according to package directions until tender. Drain and rinse in cold water. Set aside.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Brown the chicken on both sides, about 5 minutes.Remove to a plate.
- Add the garlic, bok choy and mushroom caps (halve or quarter, if necessary) to the skillet and raise the heat to high. Cook vegetables, stirring often, until they are tender, about 5 minutes.
- Add broth and stir, scrapping up the brown bits. Add the soy sauce, sesame oil and the chili oil. Add the chicken, reduce to low, and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Stir in the noodles and top with the green onions.
This dish is amazing. A couple of adjustments were made based on what was available in my kitchen. Dried porcini mushrooms were used instead of the shitake mushrooms. The soaking liquid was used instead of the chicken broth. The mushrooms added a depth to the sauce that was amazing. The noodles were combined with the chicken mixture and allowed to soak up the sauce for a few minutes before serving. Thank you for posting and thank you for recommending in Recipe Request.
I liked the mild flavors of this dish. The mushroom flavor really shines with the light coating of sauce. The green onions were the perfect finish. The traditional flavors of the whole dish really just reminded of Japan, which was nice.
I loved it...but DH didn't...he really didn't care for the texture of the mushrooms...he said they were slimy...I would have to agree on that...but I really like the flavor...he kept adding soy sauce because he thought it was missing something...so that's why the 4 stars...