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Spicy Pesto Soba With Chicken And Snow Peas

Spicy Pesto Soba With Chicken And Snow Peas


  • 1/2 lb snow peas, ends snapped, strings removed, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 3/4 lb soba (buckwheat) noodles, cooked in boiling water until just tender, rinsed under cold water, drained (or other noodles or pasta, cooked according to package directions)
  • 1 hot red chile pepper, or 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cut into thin strips (can use rotisserie chicken or any leftover cooked chicken)
  • 3/4 cup minced scallions
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 6 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp sake