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Like most of my recipes, this one is pretty easy & very customizable. I used the vegetables I had handy. You can use these or any others you might have or prefer. I used Korean Gochujang but sriracha or chili paste will do.
I used soba noodles but ramen or even a thin spaghetti would be great, too.
I use this amazing & easy ginger from a jar but fresh ginger is even better. And I used my favorite faux chicken from Beyond Meat but any vegan option (or even real chicken – if you eat that stuff) will do. Tastes great cold, too!
I also used bottled ponzu sauce but you can make your own if you cannot find it bottled.
This really is delicious & so colorful & reasonably healthy, I recommend it very highly!
Vegan Ponzu Glazed Chicken with Spicy Soba Noodles and Vegetables
serves 4 very well
9 oz vegan chicken
12 oz soba noodles
for the marinade
1/4 cup ponzu sauce
1 tsp ginger – minced
1 TBS brown sugar
3 garlic cloves – minced
1 tsp sesame oil
for the sauce
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup ponzu sauce
2 TBS brown sugar
1 TBS gochujang or sriracha or chili paste
for the vegetables
1-3 tsp sesame oil
1 cup edamame
1 cup carrots – grated
1 cup red bell pepper – cut into strips
1 cup broccoli – cut into small florets
1/2 cup purple cabbage – chopped
toasted or regular sesame seeds
cilantro – chopped
Mix the marinade ingredients together & marinate the vegan chicken for 20 minutes – or – up to overnight.
Cook the noodles as per directions, drain, rinse will cool water & set aside.
Heat a little sesame oil in a large saute pan & cook the chicken & extra marinade over high heat until the chicken begins to brown & glaze up. Put it in a plate & set aside.
In the same pan, heat some sesame oil (use as little as you can to saute the vegetables – adding more as needed) over medium heat & saute the veggies until tender. Set the vegetables aside.
In the same pan, heat the water, soy sauce, ponzu sauce, brown sugar & gochujang (or sriracha or chili paste) over heat & boil it until it thickens somewhat.
Stir in the noodles & stir well to combine. Toss in the vegetables & chicken. Heat through.
Garnish with sesame seeds & cilantro & lime wedges & devour!