Sauteed chicken with herbed soba

I found this delicious recipe Everyday Food by Martha Stewart.  I want to say that it is perhaps my new favourite food mag, beating out Rachael Ray by far.  Martha Stewart’s recipes are usually simpler, much healthier, and show the caloric intake!  I do still like Rachael Ray’s recipes, but my mom subscribed me to Everyday Food as a Christmas gift and I am just loving it.  With this recipe, I have to admit I altered it.  A lot.  So it is very, very different from what it “should” taste like, but it was still delicious.  The reason I altered it is that I realized I didn’t have several ingredients I needed, so I used other things, just ’cause.  Thus, it had a bit more of a kick.  I will write the directions/ingredients as they’re supposed to be, but also added in what I did.  Next time, I hope to make this the “right” way!
Sauteed chicken with herbed soba
-4 scallions, thinly sliced [I substituted 1 shallot…I had shallots, not scallions, already at home. My bad]
-1cu packed fresh cilantro [I also omitted this because I thought I had some but didn’t, which is a big deal, since cilantro is SO flavorful. I was bummed, but added extra parsley]
-1cu fresh parsley
-1 garlic clove
-1tsp. peeled and minced fresh ginger [I used ground ginger]
-1/4cu rice vinegar [ok, when I made this, there was an ABUNDANCE of vinegryness…I don’t know if it’s because I omitted other key ingredients, or if it’s because it’s too much vinegar. You decide]
-2tbsp. vegetable oil
-12oz. chicken cutlets
-1/8tsp. cayenne pepper
-salt and pepper
-1 package soba [Japanese buckwheat noodles…yum!]
-[I added 1/2 of a red bell pepper, ’cause I happened to have it in my fridge, I think it tasted good but made it less “herbed” than it already was, also due to my omissions]

-In a food processor [yay! I love this], finely chop scallions, cilantro, parsley, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar, and 1tbsp. oil. Transfer to a bowl.
-In a large skillet, heat 1tbsp. oil over medium-high heat. Season chicken with cayenne pepper. Cook chicken, turning once, until fully cooked. Transfer to a cutting board and thinly slice the chicken.
-Cook soba noodles according to package instructions [they only take, like, 2 minutes]. Drain, then toss with the herb mixture. Serve chicken with soba and garnish with cilantro.


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