Soba noodles with shredded chicken, ginger & lime

Soba noodles with shredded chicken, ginger & lime photo

Serves: 2

Prep time: 20-25 minutes 

Cook time: 10-15 minutes


  • 2 x 150g chicken breast fillets
  • 90g soba noodles
  • 1cm fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 red capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 1 long red chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp mirin (Japanese rice wine)
  • Dash sesame oil
  • Dash tamari sauce (can use shoyu or low-salt soy sauce)
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds, lightly toasted


  1. Place chicken breasts into a pot that can fit both breasts in a single layer and cover with water.
  2. Bring to a gentle boil and simmer until cooked, about 10 minutes.
  3. Check by removing, and slicing through the middle; look to see that it is no longer pink. Allow to cool.
  4. Refrigerate or freeze the stock for use in future recipes.
  5. Cook soba noodles in a pot of boiling water, according to the packet, being careful not to overcook.
  6. Drain, rinse in cold water, and drain again.
  7. Place into a bowl with the ginger, carrot, capsicum, chilli and spring onions.
  8. Shred the cooled chicken breast and add to the noodle mix.
  9. Combine lime juice, mirin, sesame oil and tamari. Add to the chicken and soba noodles.
  10. Mix well and serve sprinkled with sesame seeds.




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