At the end of a long day, it’s nice to curl up in a blanket and enjoy some old-fashioned comfort food. If that’s what you crave, a bowl of chicken ramen can be the perfect choice.
One great thing about chicken is its versatility. Whenever someone describes an unfamiliar meat, the phrase “tastes like chicken” is sure to appear. Chicken can be spicy, sweet, savory, or any combination of the above. It all depends on how you prepare it, and the other ingredients you use.
There are any number of possible recipes, but it always helps to start with the best noodles. Here are seven of our favorite chicken ramen creations, prepared from Mike’s Mighty Good ramen!
Top 7 Cozy Chicken Ramen Recipes
Katsu is a traditional Japanese method of preparing chicken. First, the chicken is sliced into ultra-tin cutlets, the better to cook it as quickly as possible. Next, it’s breaded. The cutlets are rolled in flour, dipped in egg, and coated in panko breadcrumbs.
After that, the breaded chicken can be cooked all kinds of ways. Traditionally, katsu has either been pan fried or deep fried, but you can also bake it in your oven. One of the simplest methods is to use an air fryer. This is the easiest way to get a crispy, golden-brown finish in just a few minutes.
Katsu can be served as an appetizer or used as part of a wide variety of main courses. Our recipe combines traditional pan-fried katsu with a helping of Mike’s Mighty Good Fried Garlic Chicken Ramen.
Prepare the ramen on your stovetop, according to the directions on the packet. Serve them up, add the katsu, and garnish it with sliced scallions. The scallions will absorb the heat from the rest of the ingredients and soften, adding a delicious richness to the garlic flavor.
We’ve already talked about chicken katsu’s versatility. This recipe takes the same combination of fried chicken and Mike’s Mighty Good Fried Chicken Ramen, but with a couple of extra twists.
To begin with, we’ve added a soft-boiled egg, which adds even more protein. More to the point, you can pop the yolk to create a gooey dip for your chicken. We’ve also added black sesame seeds to the garnish, which provides additional texture and flavor.
When it comes to cozy foods, there’s nothing that warms you up quite as much as something spicy. This chicken ramen recipe is quick and easy to make, and it’s also easy to tweak. You can kick things up a notch with even more sriracha, or even add chili or gochujang sauce to crank up the heat even more.
We start by frying chicken, then removing the chicken from the pan and frying bell peppers, baby bok choy, and shiitake mushrooms in the same oil and spices. While the veggies are cooking, we prepare a Mike’s Mighty Good Fried Garlic Chicken Ramen, as well as a soft-boiled egg.
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, add sriracha to taste, and garnish with black sesame seeds for a perfect finish.
The Comforting Chicken Ramen Noodle Bowl has a milder flavor than the last few recipes. Instead of a bold, intense experience, this dish has smooth, savory overtones that are perfect for more laid-back taste buds.
We begin with a packet of Mike’s Mighty Good Chicken Ramen, and add some sliced, fried chicken breast. We add a soft-boiled egg for protein and rich flavor, along with green onion and Chinese cabbage for texture and taste.
The Fried Garlic Chicken Ramen Bowl recipe is the one we used on our Fried Garlic Chicken Ramen packaging. We start by mincing a few cloves of garlic, then frying it in oil and setting it off to the side.
Then, we slice and oil some chicken, and boil it in the same pan until it’s thoroughly cooked. Remove the chicken and set it aside along with the garlic.
Now, add your ramen noodles to the same boiling water, and let it boil for 2 minutes. Add chopped Chinese or Napa cabbage, let it cook a bit more, then take it off the heat and add the flavor packet. Add the chicken and garlic back into the mix, and you’ve got a delicious, savory bowl with a powerful garlic bite.
Do you like creamy? Do you like spicy? Then you’ll probably love Creamy Sriracha Ramen. This is a simple recipe that packs plenty of punch. Because it’s simple, it’s also easy to modify. Not only can you use more or less sriracha, but you can use different types of noodle cup.
We started out with a Mike’s Mighty Good Chicken Ramen Noodle Cup, but our Fried Chicken Garlic and Savory Miso cups also make an excellent start. Regardless of which cup you start with, begin by pouring boiling water into the cup, right up to the line, and setting the noodles aside. Prepare the broth in a separate container.
While you’re waiting for your noodles, combine the broth with milk, garlic, and sriracha in a pot. Boil it until it has a smooth, creamy consistency, and you’ll be ready to add it to your noodles.
We topped it with a soft-boiled egg, along with a garnish of corn, green onions, furikake, and red chili flakes.
Coconut Curry Ramen is a delicious medley of sweet and spicy that’s sure to titillate any taste buds. It’s got some kick to it, but the coconut milk takes off a lot of the edge.
We started out with Mike’s Mighty Good Garlic Chicken pillow pack, preparing the noodles and broth separately. Then, blend coconut milk into the broth, along with some curry paste. Not only will you have a great combination of sweet and spicy, but you’ll get the unique flavor of curry in your bowl.
The last ingredient is ground chicken. Add it to the broth, and let it cook thoroughly. The chicken will absorb a lot of the curry flavor and provide more texture to the dish. Add in your noodles, and you’re ready to enjoy a delicious bowl.
Or, Build Your Own Bowl…
Why stop there? As we said at the outset, there are any number of ways to prepare a bowl of chicken ramen. Here are some tips for creating your own unique recipe.
Add Some Vegetables!
Chicken is a healthy source of protein, but that’s only one part of a balanced diet. If you want to get all your daily nutrients, it’s important to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. We wouldn’t necessarily recommend making a fruity ramen bowl, although we’re sure somebody’s done it. But adding a variety of veggies to your ramen will make it delicious as well as nutritious.
One advantage of ramen is its versatility. Along with chicken, it’s one of those foods you can combine with just about anything. You can mix and max fresh and frozen veggies, along with anything you happen to have in your kitchen. That said, there are some veggies that are particularly well-suited for a ramen bowl. These include:
- Shiitake mushrooms
- Green onions
- Baby carrots
- Bok Choy
Mix Up Your Own Seasoning
If you’re using Mike’s Mighty Good ramen, you’re already getting some of the healthiest seasoning packets on the market. As a matter of fact, they contain 40% less sodium than most commercial ramens.
But while we make many kinds of ramen, there are only so many options you can find in a package. If you want to make something truly unique, you’ll have to add your own seasonings. That’s why all of our recipes use additional spices, above and beyond the flavor packet.
If you want to create your own broth from scratch, you can start with a can of chicken, beef, pork, or vegetable stock. If you want to go for something a little different, you can use a miso paste base. But a good ramen broth is about more than the stock – you also need some spices. Here are the most commonly-found ingredients:
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
- Red pepper
- Chili oil
- Curry powder
- Curry paste
- Gochujang sauce
- Sesame seeds
Use Fresh, Organic Noodles
As you can see, using the right ingredients makes the difference between a simple bowl of ramen and a more robust bowl that sticks to your ribs. But it’s also important to use the right noodles.
Mike’s Mighty Good ramen noodles are steamed, not flash-fried. This keeps them free from oil, and gives you an authentic, noodly texture that truly satisfies your ramen craving. Our noodles are also organic, so you don’t have to worry about any sketchy ingredients.
Remember, no matter how many ingredients you add, your noodles are a huge part of the ramen experience. By using fresh, organic noodles, you’re getting a tastier, more nutritious bowl.
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