Delicious and easy is this soba noodles dish with spicy chicken and lemon. Perfect for an easy side dish during the week and even better with some additional vegetables.

soba noodles with lemon pepper

Lemon pepper soba noodles

Noodles… They make me happy. And this dish is really simple to make. I used soba noodles that are made of buckwheat flour and therefore are gluten free. Not the reason I used them but I just like the taste. Maybe they’re almost as good as my green tea noodles. The dish itself is pure simplicity really; the chicken is marinated really briefly in lemon pepper and a tablespoon soy sauce.

Soba noodles

Now one thing to keep in mind if you’re buying soba noodles. I used a package that clearly stated that it was gluten free but not all soba noodles are created equal. So make sure to check the package if gluten free is important to you.

As for the lemon pepper. It was a ready made mix. But if you do not have or can’t find it, just use a mix of black pepper and lemon zest for the same effect.

Soba noodles with lemon pepper

Add extra vegetables

The dish could do with a bit more vegetables I have to say; this was just a quick dish with what I had leftover in the fridge, but you could easily add stir fried paksoi to it to give you more greens. O and to finish it off I added a splash of delicious lemon oil. If this is something you cannot find it is also a good option to go for olive oil combined with lemon juice or lemon zest.

The dish is made in under half an hour and is super tasty as it is, but will be even better with extra veggies.

Lemon pepper soba noodles |

Soba noodles with lemon pepper chicken and lemon oil

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√Super easy √Soba noodles √Quick week night meal
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Prep time 10 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes
Total time 25 minutes

2 people


  • 125 gr soba noodles
  • 4 spring onions chopped
  • 125 gr chicken filet
  • 1 tbsp lemon pepper mix
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp lemon oil or alternatively the juice of 1 lemon and olive oil

  • Cook the soba noodles according to the instructions on the package, drain and rinse with cold water and set aside.
  • Cut the chicken in small cubes and mix in a bowl with the lemon pepper and the soy sauce.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan and bake the chicken until golden and cooked.
  • Put the noodles on a plate, divide the chicken over it, sprinkle the spring onions over the top and add the lemon oil. Eat straight away.

Nutrition Information per portion

Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 1074mg | Potassium: 474mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 258IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg


The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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Simone van den Berg

Food blogger from the Netherlands. Loves good food. Likes to create healthy and easy recipes for daily use, but also loves the occasional sweet dish. Lives in the Netherlands with her two cats; Humphrey and Buffy. Profession: Food photographer, food blogger, recipe developer and nutritionist