Friday, March 25, 2011

Soba Noodles with Spinach & Chicken

Back in the day when I first started eating Sushi, we would go to the 1st place in our area in Bradley Beach. I always got this yummy noodle dish called Yaki Soba. I always look for it on other menus because I loved the noodles. They were brown and yummy. I finally started to see recipes recently using these noodles and finally found them in the health food store. YAY!
So I when I saw this recipe on WW site, I figured it was my destiny......
Soba Noodles with Spinach & Chicken
adapted from Weight Watchers
***10 WW Points Plus*** omit the chicken and it becomes 7 Points Plus***
serving size:4


8 oz uncooked soba noodles

4 Tbsp rice wine vinegar

4 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce

2 tsp honey

2 Tbsp scallion(s), finely sliced

8 cup(s) spinach

1 spray(s) cooking spray

1 tsp dark sesame oil, or toasted sesame oil

2 clove(s) garlic clove(s), minced (medium)


1 pound thin sliced chicken cut into cubes for additional points per serving listed


Cook noodles according to package directions (do not boil or overcook, or

noodles will be gummy). Drain and place in a large bowl. While noodles are still warm, add vinegar, soy sauce, honey and scallions; toss well to coat.

Wash spinach but do not dry it; set aside.

Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; add chicken and sauté until no longer pink, ***(IF NOT USING CHICKEN) add oil and place over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, add garlic; cook, stirring until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add spinach to pan; cover and cook until spinach wilts, about 3 to 5 minutes. Toss spinach, chicken with noodle mixture and serve. Yields about 1 cup per serving.

VERDICT: I liked it. I did overcook the noodles so they were mushy. I know better next time. I liked the flavors of this dish, it was super simple, full of protein, a great way to get in your leafy greens. I actually prefered them when they became room temperature and absorbed some of the sauce.


  1. This looks like a good recipe...BUT the chicken, and amounts, are not listed in the list of ingredients!!!

  2. Sorry about A, since the original recipe didnt include chicken I listed both sets of point values, and never added the chicken into the ingredients list. If memory serves me correct it was a pound of thin sliced chicken. Each 4ozs of chicken is 3 points, so it would equal the addition to the original 7 point recipe per serving. Thanks for the catch