To celebrate the first fresh spring vegetables of the season prepare this easy soba noodle. Spring asparagus and radishes add colours and freshness to this dish. Glazed chicken adds sweetness with maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic and ginger. Garnish the plates with miso mayonaise and sesame seeds.
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Marinade the chicken and boil water: Cut the chicken breast in 1 inch cubes. Place the chicken in a bowl with half the maple soy sauce – save the other half for step 4.
In a medium pot bring the water (about 4 cups, about 6 cups, about 8 cups), to a boil on high heat for the soba noodles.
Prepare the radish and asparagus: Wash and rinse all produce. While the water is heating, prepare the radish and asparagus. Slice the radishes. Discard the end of the aspargus and cut in about 2 inch pieces.
Cook the chicken: In a pan on medium heat, heat the oil (1 tsp, 2 tsp, 3 tsp). Add the chicken with its marinade. Add about 2 tbsp to 1/4 cup water to ensure the marinade does not burn. Cook the chicken until fully cooked.
Note: Ensure the chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of 165ºF.
Cook the soba noodles: Once the water is boiling, add the soba noodles, stir. Cook for 5 minutes. Add the aspargus cook for an additional 2 minutes. Place a strainer in the sink, drain the soba noodles and aspargus. Add the soba noodles and aspargus back to the pot with the rest of the maple soy sauce. Combine.
Gluten Friendly:Once the water is boiling, add the soba noodles, stir. Cook for 4 minutes. Add the aspargus cook for an additional 2 minutes. Place a strainer in the sink, drain the soba noodles and aspargus. Add the soba noodles and aspargus back to the pot with the rest of the maple soy sauce. Combine.
Garnish & Serve: In individual plates, place the soba noodle, asparagus, radish and chicken. Garnish with sesame seeds and miso mayonaise. Serve.
Family style service option: place all the ingredients on the table and let everyone serve themselves.
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BUCKWHEAT – SOBA NOODLES
Soba noodles are made with an acient grain: buckwheat. The carbohydrate found in buckwheat is released very slowly into the bloodstream, which makes it an excellant choice for managing blood sugar levels. It is also a great source of dietary fibre.
Cooking with Kids
Lacey Engel, Registred Dietician
Owner of Beyond Baby Nutrition
Serve each part of the meal family style and let your children serve themselves.
Making this recipe with kids?
Ask the child to help by completing step 4 & 5:
- Step 4: Cook the soba noodles – Add the asparagus and once the noodles are drained, add the rest of the maply soy sauce.
- Step 5: Garnish & Serve
Note: We cannot guarantee any dish is allergen free.