Friday, July 01, 2005

Peanut Chicken Soba Salad

Peanut Chicken Soba Salad(Adapted from CL)

2 cups water
12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breasts
4 black peppercorns
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon roasted peanut oil
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 ounces dry soba noodles, cooked
1 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/4 cup minced red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped lightly salted dry-roasted peanuts

In a medium saucepan, add water, chicken, peppercorns and bar leaf. Bring to a boil. Cover, remove from heat, and let stand 15 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove chicken from pan, let cool a few minutes and shred chicken with two forks. Place in a large bowl.

In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, peanut oil, sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, chili garlic sauce, and salt. Pour over chicken and let sit 5 minutes. Add cooked soba noodles, carrots, onions, and basil. Toss well. Sprinkle with peanuts.

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