Yakitori Chicken Soba Noodle Bowl
  • 1pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 8 small bamboo skewers
  • 4teaspoons low-sodium tamari, divided
  • 4teaspoons honey, divided
  • 2tablespoons sesame oil, divided
  • 8ounces low-sodium soba noodles
  • 4cups large spinach leaves, stems removed
  • 3bunches scallions (white and light green parts), sliced on the diagonal into 1-inch pieces
  • 1pound sliced button or cremini mushrooms
  • 1 (2-inch) piece peeled fresh ginger, minced
  • 3cloves garlic, minced
  • 1cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1teaspoon Sriracha or other hot sauce, to taste
  • 1-2teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • Black or brown sesame seeds, for garnish
  1. Preheat grill or broiler. Thread chicken onto skewers, leaving a bit of space between pieces. If using broiler, place on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil. Whisk together 2 teaspoons tamari, 2 teaspoons honey, and 1 tablespoon sesame oil. Brush chicken with mixture and season liberally with black pepper. Grill or broil for 5 minutes per side or until cooked through.
  2. While chicken is cooking, bring a large pot of water to boil and cook noodles al dente, 5–7 minutes.
  3. While water comes to boil, stack spinach leaves, roll into a tight tube lengthwise, and cut crosswise into thin shreds. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and cook scallions and mushrooms until tender and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add ginger and garlic; stir for 1 minute. Add spinach, broth, remaining tamari, remaining honey, Sriracha, and toasted sesame oil, and cook for 1–2 minutes, until spinach is just wilted. Season to taste with black pepper and additional tamari, if needed.
  4. To serve, divide noodles among four bowls and top with broth and vegetables. Place two skewers on each bowl. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, and serve immediately.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Yakitori Chicken Soba Noodle Bowl
Amount Per Serving
Calories 447 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 795mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates 58g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 35g 70%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING: 447 cal, 10g fat (4g mono, 4g poly, 2g sat), 90mg chol, 35g protein, 58g carb, 2g fiber, 795mg sodium