Here’s a great, quick recipe. I used chicken but you may substitute beef, pork, or tofu. Just adjust cooking times appropriately.
What you will need:
2 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, sliced thinly
1 package Maruchan yaki-soba noodles (we use all three packs) do not use the seasoning packet
8-12 ounces of bean sprouts
2 large carrots, sliced
2 stalks of celery, sliced
1/2 large white onion, sliced and quartered
1 bunch of green onions, sliced and separated into whites and greens
1/4 cup of spicy or original yakitori sauce (for chicken)
1/8 cup of spicy or original yakitori sauce (for noodles)
In a large skillet, heat 1/2 tablespoon of sesame oil over medium-high heat, add white ends of green onions and stir for about one minute. Add the white onion, carrots, and celery, stirring occasionally until onions start to become translucent, then add the bean sprouts for about one minute and reserve in a bowl. In the same skillet over medium-high heat, add another 1/2 tablespoon of sesame oil and chicken, stirring frequently until done, approximately 10-12 minutes, then add 1/4 cup of yakitori sauce (we used the spicy on the chicken) and stir until caramelized, around 3 minutes. Reserve to a bowl. Finally, in the same skillet, over medium-high heat, add 3/4 cup of water and 1 tablespoon of sesame oil and all three packs of the yaki-soba noodles. IMPORTANT, do not add the seasoning packets. Stir until noodles are separated and heated, around 3 minutes. Add 1/8 cup of yakitori sauce (we used the original for this step) and mix in, add veggies and chicken, mix to incorporate for 2-3 minutes to heat all. Serve and top with remaining sliced green onions. Serves 4.