For a Quick Weeknight Dinner, Whip Up Our Soba Noodles With Peanut Sauce

Quick & Easy Asian Noodles
POPSUGAR Photography | Allison Hudson Stockamore
POPSUGAR Photography | Allison Hudson Stockamore

Wondering how to shake up the dinner routine without spending your evening tethered to the stove? Enter this quick and nutritious dinner with soba noodles; bright, fresh flavors; plenty of protein; and even some yummy peanut butter. It also comes together in less than 30 minutes. This dish has easy-to-find ingredients and makes enough for two with leftovers.

Shake up your Weeknight Routine w. Quick and Easy Asian Noodles w. Peanut Sauce
POPSUGAR Photography | Allison Hudson Stockamore

Quick and Easy Asian Noodles

Cook Time20 minutes
Yield2-3 servings

From Allison Hudson Stockamore, POPSUGAR Fitness


    • For the noodles:
    • 1 package skinless, boneless chicken breast (1.5- to 2-pound serving)
    • Salt, pepper, and olive oil
    • 1 package buckwheat soba noodles
    • 1 red bell pepper
    • 3 scallions
    • 1/8 cup peanuts
    • 1 sprig mint
    • For the peanut sauce:
    • 1/4 cup peanut butter, creamy or crunchy
    • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 1 clove garlic, pressed through a garlic press or very finely chopped
    • Juice from 1 lime
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive, grapeseed, or sesame oil
    • Pinch of red pepper flakes


    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place chicken breast on a baking dish and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast chicken breasts for 15 to 20 minutes.

    2. While chicken is cooking, cook soba noodles to package instructions and prep remaining ingredients. When noodles are done cooking, be sure to drain and immediately run under cold water.

    3. Wash the pepper and cut into bite-size pieces. Remove the outer layer of scallions and chop into small rounds. Finely chop peanuts and mint leaves.

    4. To prep the sauce: Add all ingredients for the sauce to a large mixing bowl and whisk until completely incorporated.

    5. Add the cooked noodles and peppers to the bowl with the peanut sauce, and toss to coat.

    6. Place in bowls to serve and garnish with chopped scallions, peanuts, and mint. Slice roasted chicken and add as desired. Enjoy!