Chicken Veggie Noodle Bowl

chicken veggie noodle bowl
So, it's been a little more challenging finding recipes that sound tasty AND are healthy. The May 2011 issue of Family Circle had quite a few that fit the bill though and this was the first one I tried. It was awesome- light but still flavorful. I only wish I had been able to find bok choy (I went to two stores and niether had it), but maybe next time I can get it! I gave the kids theirs on spaghetti noodles and Mike and I ate ours on Jasmine rice, it was a winner both ways.

* 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
* 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
* 2 tablespoons cornstarch
* 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
* 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
* 1 tablespoon sriracha (chili-garlic sauce)
* 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 3/4 pound uncooked chicken tenders, each cut into 3 strips (I used 1 large chicken breast)
* 1 1/4 pounds bok choy, trimmed, rinsed and cut into 1-inch slices (couldn't find, so left out)
* 1 large onion, peeled and sliced
* 3 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
* 1 pound snow peas, strings removed
* 3 sweet peppers, cored, seeds removed and cut into 1/2-inch strips (I had half each of a red, orange, yellow and green pepper in the fridge and used those)
* 6 ounces soba noodles, cooked following package directions (didn't find so used spaghetti noodles and jasmine rice)
* 2 teaspoons sesame oil
* 1/4 cup sliced scallions


1. In a medium bowl, whisk together broth, soy sauce, cornstarch, hoisin, vinegar and sriracha sauce. Set aside.
2. Heat a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil and stir-fry chicken for 3 minutes or until no longer pink inside. Remove to a plate and reserve.
3. Add remaining tablespoon oil to skillet along with bok choy, onion and garlic; stir-fry 3 minutes. Add snow peas and peppers and stir-fry 4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Cover part of the time.
4. Stir in reserved sauce and chicken. Bring to a simmer and cook until sauce starts to thicken, about 2 minutes. Turn off heat.
5. Transfer to a large serving bowl and stir in the cooked noodles and sesame oil. To serve, spoon into individual bowls and garnish with scallions.