Warm Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Salad

I really loved the Night Noodle Markets in Hyde Park this year. It was a feast for the eyes, the tummy and all ages. We love noodle dishes. They are a regular on our menu so quick, healthy and yummy. This Japanese dish is with love from Mums United with the Heart Foundation and serves 4.

Ingredients

1 tbs reduced salt soy sauce
1 tbs Mirin (see tip)
3 tsp honey
2cm fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
3/4 tsp sesame oil
500g chicken breast fillets, skin removed
2 x 90g packets organic soba noodles
Olive oil cooking spray
100g bean sprouts, trimmed
3 green onions, cut in 7cm lengths, shredded
1 carrot, cut into matchsticks
2 tbs pickled ginger, shredded

Instructions  1. Combine the soy sauce, mirin, honey, ginger and 1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil in a ceramic dish. Add the chicken and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

2. Cook the noodles in a medium saucepan of boiling water for 2-3 minutes or until softened. Drain and rinse under warm water. Transfer the noodles to a large bowl, add the remaining sesame oil and toss to coat. Cover to keep warm.

3. Preheat a barbecue plate or large non-stick frying pan on medium-high. Spray lightly with oil to grease. Add chicken and cook 3-5 minutes each side or until golden and cooked through. Remove the chicken to a plate, cover and allow to stand for 5 minutes.

4. Add bean sprouts, onions, carrot and ginger to the noodles. Toss to combine. Cut the chicken into thin slices across the grain and toss through the noodles. Pile into shallow bowls and serve.

Tip  Mirin is a sweet, low-alcohol wine made from glutinous rice. It’s inexpensive and available in Asian grocery stores or in the Asian section of large supermarkets. It’s great in marinades for stir-fries & salad dressings.

 “We’re helping Australian families to take small, easy steps towards a healthier lifestyle and a healthy weight: Become a part of Mums United today by visiting www.heartfoundation.org.au/mumsunited and together we can change the shape of Australia”  The Heart Foundation

Author: Sharon Quill

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