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Get Your Greens Yakisoba - total time 25 minutes


If you're like any college student ever, you have probably had your fair share of Ramen noodles in your life.  Probably to the point of never wanting to see a pack of those noodles again!  But then a couple years ago, Ramen noodles came back in a more sophisticated, trendy way with chunks of fresh salmon and cute little restaurants.

As the Ramen goes, so goes the Soba noodle.  Maruchan used to make a yakisoba kit available in the refrigerated section next to the wonton and eggroll wrappers.  It had instructions on how to prepare vegetables to go along with your soba noodles and "yaki" sauce pack.  Several years ago, they got rid of that option and opted for a version just like those Ramen noodles we loved to hate in college.  Added in more preservatives to give it a shelf life of forever and has about a teaspoon of dried veggie pieces to try to pass as real yakisoba.  Ugh.

Well, now soba noodles are getting trendy and I'm loving this Japanese fast food!

In this recipe, we're piling on the veggies and they happen to be all green (with at least one serving of green veggies per plateful, you're mom approves of this recipe).  The sesame oil makes this dish a real treat with tons of flavor.  And it truly is fast food, taking less than 30 minutes from start to finish.


1 lb chicken, chopped
1 small zucchini, julienne
1 crown broccoli, chopped
1 cup snow peas
2 green onions, sliced
1 pk soba noodles
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp sesame seeds

1.  Heat up wok or large pan to medium heat.  Add one tablespoon of soy sauce and one tablespoon of sesame oil.  Chop chicken into 1 inch cubes and cook in pan, stirring every minute for about 5 minutes.  Remove chicken from heat.
2.  Add remaining soy sauce and sesame oil.  Cut up your zucchini, broccoli, and one of the green onions and toss them into the pan.  Cook for about 5 minutes.  Quick boil the soba noodles (about 2 minutes).
3.  Toss chicken and noodles into pan with vegetables.  Cook together for about 2 minutes.  Plate your yakisoba and top with sesame seeds and remaining green onions.

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