Many think that pork-based ramen and pork recipes like tonkatsu or chashu are the gold standards for ramen, but here at Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen, we believe that chicken deserves its place on the list of best ramen ingredients.
Inexpensive and easy to prepare, chicken can create some of the most delicious ramen bowls ever. Professional Ramen Chefs have made their name selling perfect bowls of classic chicken ramen.
If you're looking for a new go-to ramen recipe, we definitely think you'll find it on this list of the 7 Best Chicken Ramen Recipes.
1. Fried Garlic Chicken Katsu Ramen
Packed with rich garlic and roasted chicken flavor, this ramen flavor is one of our most popular flavor options for a reason.
While this Ramen recipe might not be the most straightforward ramen hack, it's not all that complicated.
First, filet and bread the chicken breast, and then pan fry it while preparing the ramen. Once the ramen is ready and in the bowl, cut the cooked chicken katsu breast into slices and pile it on top of your ramen. Garnish with sesame seeds or some sliced green onions if you're feeling fancy, and enjoy!
2. Kung Pao Ramen Stir Fry
This ramen hack breaks away from the traditional broth-based ramen and embraces the versatility of instant ramen noodles.
To make Kung Pao Ramen Stir Fry, you'll need to start with your-flavored ramen pack favorite chicken. We highly recommend the Fried Garlic Chicken Ramen from Mike's Mighty Good. It's packed with roasted chicken and fried garlic flavor. The noodles are also steamed instead of fried, making them fluffier and healthier than other ramen brands.
First, you'll need to cook the noodles and then set them aside. Instead of creating a ramen broth with the seasoning packet, you can use it to season the pan-roasted tofu and veggies that will help build the sauce for the noodle stir fry.
For the stir fry, you'll start by searing the tofu and then roasting the veggies before building a light sauce with soy, sweet soy, sugar, and vinegar!
3. Spicy Chicken Ramen Noodles
If you're looking for a hearty, veggie-packed ramen recipe, this is for you. With bell pepper, carrot, shitake mushrooms, and bok choy in addition to perfectly cooked chicken, this Spicy Chicken Ramen Recipe is much more than just a quick ramen meal!
While this recipe might require a trip to the grocery store, it's well worth it. The spice in this recipe comes from cayenne pepper powder. Still, you could also substitute a chili garlic sauce or oil if that's more to your liking. Alternatively, sriracha or sambal can pump up the spice level if you're craving an extra fiery bowl of noodles.
4. Rotisserie Chicken Ramen Hack
This recipe for Rotisserie Chicken Ramen is less of a specific recipe and more of a way of life.
While you can certainly follow this recipe to the letter, and you'll end up with a fantastic bowl of ramen noodles, it's also a blueprint for hacking your ramen at home for a more fulfilling ramen experience.
By quickly roasting some shitake mushrooms, carrots, and green onions to add to the bowl and then topping the finished ramen with leftover rotisserie chicken, you create a super hardy bowl that's ready to be garnished.
This recipe calls for garnishes like a soft-boiled egg, sliced radish, a little raw spinach, and some sliced jalapeno to pump up the flavor. You could also add a sheet of nori if you have it on hand or substitute roasted corn for the carrots and shiitakes!
At the end of the day, how you prepare your bowl of ramen is a very personal choice, so experiment away and find what works for you!
5. Comforting Chicken Ramen Noodle Bowl
Ramen is one of the quickest and easiest meals around, and there are a million ways to "hack" it. If you're in the mood for a soul-enriching bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup, then this recipe for Comforting Chicken Ramen Noodles is just what the doctor ordered.
By adding pan-roasted chicken breast to a pack of Fried Garlic Chicken Ramenby Mikes's Mighty Good, you take a super-fast/easy meal and turn it into something spectacular. The soft-boiled egg that this recipe calls for is the icing on top.
To begin preparing this easy homemade chicken ramen recipe, you'll pan-roast a skin-on chicken breast while simultaneously preparing your ramen noodles and broth. Once the chicken is cooked, and the ramen is ready, it's time to plate.
Pour the ramen noodles and broth into a bowl, and then add a nitamago style soft boiled egg, or just regular soft boiled eggs if that's what you have on hand.
Next, slice the chicken and pile it on top of the bowl before garnishing it with scallions and sesame seeds. You can add other garnishes as you see fit. This recipe is perfect for shiitake mushrooms, dark soy sauce, or sesame oil, depending on the flavor profile you're looking for.
6. Homemade Chicken Yakisoba
Yakisoba is a Japanese noodle stir fry dish made from thin wheat noodles, thinly sliced meats, and roasted veggies. To be honest, it's a lot like Chow Mein or Lo Mein, with thinner noodles and a similar but different flavor profile.
This recipe for Homemade Chicken Yakisoba is a perfect example of the versatility of instant ramen noodles.
By adding a hand full of veggies, thinly sliced chicken breasts, dark soy sauce, fresh ginger, sriracha, ketchup, and some of the seasonings from your ramen packet, you can create a mouthwatering noodle stir fry for your entire family or dinner guests.
This recipe calls for two packs of your favorite instant noodles. We highly recommend using the Fried Garlic Chicken Ramen from Mike's Mighty Good or the Vegetarian Kimchi Ramen if you want to kick the spice level into overdrive.
The key to this ramen recipe is to prepare the noodles separately and then chill them slightly before stir-frying them to get a crispy texture while also keeping the noodles fluffy and chewy.
The recipe calls for broccoli, carrot, and onion, but you can always use whatever veggies you have on hand or the ones you like best!
7. Fried Garlic Chicken Ramen Bowl
All you need to make this recipe for Fried Garlic Chicken Ramen is an incredible pack of Fried Garlic Chicken Ramen and a chicken breast.
If you've got those two things, you are in for one incredibly simple but flavor-packed meal.
To begin, you're going to want to cook your chicken by poaching it in simmering stock or water. While you can certainly cook your ramen in water, it's probably best to cook it along with the seasoning packet included in every package of Mike's Mighty Good Ramen Noodles.
In order to poach the chicken breast, add the seasoning pack to the amount of water required to cook the noodles. Bring the broth to a simmer, and then put the chicken breast into the simmering broth/stock.
Cook the chicken breast completely and remove it from the stock to cool—Reserve the broth/cooking liquid later.
Next, bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the ramen noodles. Once cooked, strain the noodles and place them in a bowl. Put the pot of chicken broth/stock back on the stovetop and bring it to a simmer before pouring it over the noodles in the bowl.
You can slice, dice or shred the chicken using two forks, and then place the chicken on top of the noodle bowl.
You can garnish it with whatever you have on hand to finish your bowl. Try using sesame seeds and sliced green onion, an easy way to punch up the texture and flavor of your bowl, or add some veggies or a soft-boiled egg if you have it on hand!