This Hoisin Grilled Chicken with Soba Noodles is my perfect summer food.
Firstly, you use the barbeque not your oven and you only have to have 1 stove burner on for less than 5 minutes, that way your house doesn’t get all hot.
Secondly it has noodles, and noodles are my life!
The chicken has so much flavor! Tangy and sweet, I just loved it.
The bonus cucumber salad is to die for too!
What you need,
2 tbsp. Hoisin Sauce
1½ tsp. balsamic vinegar
1½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp. Chinese 5 spice powder
2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of any excess fat
6 oz. uncooked soba noodles
1½ cups sugar snap peas, trimmed and halved
2 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp. sesame oil
2 tsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. sambal oelek (garlic chili paste)
2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds
2 green onions, thinly sliced
Whisk together the hoisin sauce, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and 5 spice powder.
Pour over the chicken breasts and stash in the fridge for 30 minutes.
I like to use a large zip top bag to marinate meat, works great and no mess!
Heat your barbeque to medium high and cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes per side until cooked through. Let the chicken rest while you cook the noodles.
In a large bowl whisk together the rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce and sambal oelek, set aside.
In a large pot of boiling water cook the soba noodles for 2 minutes. Toss in the peas and cook for 1 more minute.
Drain the noodles and peas and add to the bowl with the vinegar mixture. Toss the noodles to coat.
Put a pile of noodles into a shallow bowl and top with a few slices of the grilled chicken.
Garnish with some of the sesame seeds and green onion.
For the cucumber salad,
Combine 2 cups of thinly sliced Kirby or English cumber with ½ cup thinly sliced red onion.
Whisk together 3 tbsp. lime juice, 2 tsp. brown sugar and ¼ tsp. salt.
Pour over the cucumbers and stir to coat well. Let salad sit for about 10 minutes to give the flavors a chance to mingle.
When you are ready, top the salad with 2 tbsp. chopped dry roasted peanuts.
So I sorta forgot the peanuts on the cucumber salad at first, don't be like me, remember the peanuts.
I love summer food!
Recipe from Cooking Light Magazine