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Teriyaki Chicken with Soba

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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One 12-ounce package soba noodles or 1 pound whole-grain spaghetti


1 cup chicken stock

1/3 cup tamari or soy sauce 

3 tablespoons mirin 

3 tablespoons dry sherry 

3 tablespoons sugar 

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 

2 thin slices fresh ginger root 

2 cloves garlic, crushed


2 tablespoons high-temperature cooking oil

Four 6- to 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Sea salt and coarse black pepper

Sea salt and coarse black pepper 

2 mild frying peppers, cubanelle or Anaheim, seeded and cut into thin strips

2 mild frying peppers, cubanelle or Anaheim, seeded and cut into thin strips 

1 bunch scallions, cut into 2-inch pieces 

2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 


  1. Place a pot of water on the stove for the soba and bring to a boil.
  2. For the sauce: Place the stock, tamari, mirin, sherry, sugar, Worcestershire, ginger and garlic in small pot. Bring to a rolling boil and reduce by half, 15 to 20 minutes over medium heat. Reduce the heat to a low boil or rolling simmer.
  3. For the chicken: Add the oil to a skillet and heat over high heat. Sprinkle the chicken with lightly with salt and more aggressively with pepper. Cook 8 to 9 minutes, turning occasionally, then remove from the heat. Raise the heat again to high. Add the peppers and stir for a few minutes, but keep them tender-crisp. Add the scallions and garlic and toss 1 minute, then remove from the heat.
  4. Cook the soba according to package instructions, a couple of minutes, to al dente. Drain.
  5. Place a quarter of the soba noodles in shallow bowls or on plates. Top with a few peppers and scallions. Slice 1 chicken breast per portion and fan on top of the soba. Pour the sauce evenly over the dishes and serve.