Chicken Teriyaki and Spicy Soba Noodles

I decided to make this after coming across the recipe for chicken teriyaki and soba noodles, but I ended up changing almost everything.

My father-in-law raved about his own latest marinade of teriyaki sauce and pineapple juice. So instead of following the recipes recommended application of teriyaki sauce, salt and pepper I opted for his. 1 part teriyaki sauce to 4 parts pineapple juice. Although next time I might opt for 1 part teriyaki and 3 parts pineapple. I also ended up marinating this for 2 days, on accident, sort of, and it only added to the flavor. I was prepared to eat sweet chicken, but this was not the case! The chicken ended up being just slightly sweet with a good amount of teriyaki flavor. Next time though, I’d reduce the pineapple juice just a bit, 4 parts pineapple juice was just a tad too much.

As for the soba noodles, I boiled according to the directions on the package, drained and rinsed under cool water. In a clean pan (or wiped down) I heated olive oil, sesame oil and a few red pepper flakes. Once heated I tossed in the noodles and mixed well. I topped it off with some cilantro and crushed peanuts.

Gut reaction: simple, easy and tasty. Perfect weekday meal. The spicy noodles and sweeter chicken worked well together.

Recipe:

Chicken Teriyaki:

1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
3/4 cup pineapple juice (this is my modification)
4 chicken breast or thigh pieces

Marinate at least 1 hour and up to 24 hrs.
Grill 3-4 minutes per side or until cooked through

Soba Noodles:

1 bunch soba noodles (mine came wrapped in bundles, and 1 bundle was enough for 2 people)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp sesame oil
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
crushed peanuts
cilantro to garnish

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