Lemon Poppy Seed Chicken with Rice Noodles

An overnight marinade gives lemon poppy seed chicken a bright flavor in this fast and easy dinner for one! Rice noodles make it a great gluten-free option.

Lemon Poppy Seed Chicken with Rice Noodles

Lemon Poppy Seed Chicken with Rice Noodles

Course Main Course
Servings 1
Calories 440 kcal


  • 4 oz skinless, boneless chicken
  • ¼ cup Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing, divided
  • 2 oz linguine rice noodles
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp)
  • ½ cup frozen green peas


  • Seal the chicken in a small bag or container with 2 tbsp lemon poppy seed dressing.  Marinade overnight.
  • Remove the chicken from marinade and cut into 1” pieces.
  • Soak the rice noodles in very hot water for 30 minutes.  Do not oversoak. Drain.
  • While the noodles are soaking, put the onion in saute pan with ¼ cup vegetable broth.  Cook on low heat, stirring frequently, until soft and golden. As the vegetable broth evaporates continue adding, ¼ cup at a time.
  • Turn the heat up to medium and add the garlic.  Saute for 30 seconds.
  • Add the chicken, rice noodles and peas to the pan and stir fry until the chicken is cooked through, 7-10 minutes.  Toss with remaining poppy seed dressing.
  • Serve immediately.
Keyword Asian cuisine, Asian food, chicken, chicken marinade, chicken recipe, lemon chicken, lemon poppy seed chicken, lemon poppy seed dressing, meal for one, one pan meal, one skillet meal, quick and easy meal, rice noodles, single serving meal

Did you know?  Frozen produce has many advantages over fresh, including less waste, convenience and price.  It’s even been shown that those who keep frozen produce on hand are more likely to reach their daily recommended servings!

Suggestion:  Oil-free lemon poppy dressing is also a perfect drizzled over pan seared scallops and shrimp!

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4 Replies to “Lemon Poppy Seed Chicken with Rice Noodles”

  1. This is a great dish for anyone who loves lemon. The chicken is moist and the sauce has a perfect balance of sweet and tangy. The rice noodles are a great alternative to regular pasta and give this dish a nice texture.  Thank you for sharing! The recipe is very easy to follow and the ingredients are easy to find. 

  2. OMG. This lemon poppy seed chicken with rice noodles looks delicious. I’m following a keto diet though. I’m wondering if you can provide me with a noodle replacement. Or, do the rice noodles have a lot of carbs? As for the chicken, I don’t like chicken breast. Can I use chicken thighs? Thanks for this great recipe.

    1. Rice noodles have about the same amount of carbs as wheat pasta. Check the pasta section and or produce department of your grocery store to find keto-friendly choices such as Shirataki or tofu noodles,  Some like to substitute spiralized vegetables or spaghetti squash.  Let me know which option you try and how you like it!

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