1tablespoonrice vinegar(apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar can be substituted, or skip it)
1inchpiece of gingerminced
Juice of 1/2 lime(about 1 tablespoon)
1-2dried Thai chili peppers, crushed, or use 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (to taste)
Cook the soba noodles: Boil a large pot of water. When it comes to a boil, add the soba noodles and cook according to the directions on the package. (typically 3-6 minutes) Rinse the soba noodles in cold water and set aside.
Season the sliced chicken with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon of sesame oil in a large skillet and add the chicken. Allow to brown for 3-4 minutes, then stir fry until it is fully cooked (about 3-4 more minutes). Set cooked chicken aside.
Prepare the peanut sauce: Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl and stir until they are well combined. The sauce will look chunky at first until the peanut butter gets mixed with the rest of the liquid ingredients, but it will turn smooth if you keep stirring. Start with 1 Thai chili pepper (or 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes) and see how you like the spiciness. Add the second one if you want more heat.
In a large wok or skillet with high sides, heat up the other tablespoon of sesame oil. Stir fry the sliced onion for 2-3 minutes, or until it starts to soften. Add all the vegetables - sliced peppers and snow peas - and stir fry for another 2-3 minutes to get them warmed up as well.
Add the chicken, cooked soba noodles, and the sauce, and stir fry for 2-3 minutes until everything is coated in sauce and is heated through.
Garnish with chopped peanuts and cilantro.
Time-saving tip: Make the peanut sauce while the water for the noodles is boiling. Start cooking the chicken when the noodles are cooking. This cuts the total cooking time down to about 15 minutes!
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