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Japanese-style chicken with soba noodles

Japanese-style chicken with soba noodles

Total Time
30 min
15 min
15 min
Enjoy delicious Japanese style chicken that’s prepared in no time with this classic crowd pleaser. Serve with steamed greens and use chopsticks for an authentic experience!


Skinless chicken breast

540 g, (4x150g) fat trimmed

Reduced salt soy sauce

60 ml, (¼ cup)

Rice wine vinegar

2 tbs

Lime juice

2 tbs

Wasabi paste

1 tsp

Sunflower oil

1 tbs

Dry soba noodles (100% buckwheat)

200 g


2 bunch(es), cut into thirds

Sesame seeds

3 tsp, toasted

Pickled ginger

3 tbs


  1. Cut each chicken breast horizontally into 2 thin fillets. Combine soy sauce, vinegar, juice, wasabi and oil in a shallow glass or ceramic dish. Add chicken and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook noodles in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet instructions, or until tender. Add asparagus for the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain. Rinse under cold water. Drain.
  3. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Remove chicken from marinade, reserving marinade. Cook chicken, turning, in batches, for 3 minutes each side or until golden and cooked through. Transfer to a plate. Cover to keep warm. Add reserved marinade to pan and bring to the boil. Thinly slice chicken. Top noodles and asparagus with chicken. Drizzle with sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve with ginger.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Asian vegetables such as baby bok choy or gai lan (Chinese broccoli).TIPS: You can use firm white fish fillets (only marinate for 5 minutes) instead of chicken. To toast sesame seeds, toss them in a small non-stick frying pan over medium heat until light golden.