Thursday, June 28, 2012

Chicken & Kale Pasta - Asian Style

Inspired by Mix & Match Meals and lots of recipes I've "Pinned"

Printable Recipe

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves 2 -4


8oz/225g soba noodles ( I used whole wheat & buckwheat)

1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger root
1-2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 cup cremini mushrooms, sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced across
1 bunch kale (I used young purple kale), stems removed & leaves coarsely chopped
1-2 tbsp sesame oil
1-2 tbsp honey
1-2 tbsp soy sauce
1-2 tsp Asian chili sauce
2 tbsp fresh basil leaves, chopped
2-3 tbsp pasta cooking water (I actually just used tongs to transfer the noodles to the skillet which brought water with it)


  1. Boil and salt a large pot of water and cook your pasta.  Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water for the sauce. 
  2. Drain pasta and return to the pot. 
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet  over medium high heat
  4. Add the onions and mushrooms and cook until they both start to brown
  5. Add the garlic and ginger, toss for a minute and add the chicken, honey, soy and chili sauces.  Toss and cook until the chicken is coated with the sauce and add the chopped kale.
  6. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink and then add the cooked pasta.  I just used tongs to transfer the soba from the pasta pot to the skillet.  
  7. Toss and taste for seasonings

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