Creamy Chicken Ramen

There’s something about ramen noodles that warms the soul. They’re super hearty and filling, and ridiculously easy to prepare. There’s also an element of nostalgia to them, hearkening back to late nights in college, studying for finals.

But ramen doesn’t have to be a basic college junk food. Mike’s Mighty Good ramen is made for adults who are discerning about their diet. It’s crafted from simple ingredients, not too much salt, and noodles that are organic and steamed, not fried, just like a real ramen bar.

Along with high-quality noodles, you’ll also want a way to prepare a good recipe. Our creamy chicken ramen recipe is flavorful and satisfying, just the thing you need to warm you up on a cold winter’s night.

Creamy Chicken Ramen

Creamy Chicken Ramen Recipe

The creamy chicken ramen recipe starts with a cup of Mike’s Mighty Good chicken ramen. Along with that, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup milk or any milk alternative
  • Green onions
  • Ramen egg
  • Seasoning oil

First, pour the milk into a pot and bring it to a boil. In a separate pot, bring some water to a boil. Leaving the egg in the shell, add it to the boiling water, turn off the heat, and put the lid back on.

At this point, your milk should also be boiling. Add your ramen noodles, soup base, and seasoning oil to taste. Boil the noodles for around six minutes, or until they’re as soft as you want them to be. Once you’re done, remove them from the heat and put them in a bowl.

At this point, you should have a soft-boiled egg. Remove it from the water with a slotted spoon and run cold water over it to cool it off. Then peel it, cut it in half, and add it to your bowl. You can dip the noodles in the yolk as you’re eating them to add some flavor and gooeyness. Garnish with chopped green onions and you’re ready to eat.

This simple recipe takes less than 15 minutes to prepare, so it’s easy to whip up when you’re in a hurry. It’s also incredibly delicious. The milk or milk alternative makes the broth super-creamy, and adds a smooth, velvety texture and rich flavor that’s as satisfying as it gets. The egg makes it a complete meal, with protein as well as carbs. And the green onions and seasoning oil provide enough complexity that your taste buds will be ecstatic.

Creamy Chicken Ramen

How to Make the Best Ramen Noodles

No matter what recipe you’re making, it all starts with delicious noodles. Whether you’re making chicken ramen or vegetarian ramen, your noodle-prep game needs to be on point. Cook them wrong, and you’ll have a big steaming bowl full of disappointment. Here’s how to get springy, chewy noodles every time you make them.

Boil the Water First

A lot of people add their noodles to the water the moment they start to see bubbles. The water is already hot, so it’s time to start cooking. At least that’s how the thinking goes, and it makes intuitive sense. Even if they’re not cooking at full speed, you’re at least getting them cooked as fast as possible.

Here’s the problem. Water will start to bubble at temperatures as low as 176 degrees. The boiling point of water is 212 degrees, which is a 36-degree difference. That’s the difference between a freezing 32-degree day and a balmy 68-degree day. So, what happens when you put your noodles into water that isn’t boiling?

The noodles will start to cook, which is just what you’d expect. But they won’t cook as quickly, and the heat will take longer to penetrate to the centers of the noodles. Instead, the outsides will cook faster, which leave you in a pickle. Let the noodles cook all the way through, and the outside will be slimy. Take them out before then, and the inside will be tough.

When you wait for your water to boil, the noodles will cook more quickly. The insides will be able to fully cook before the outer layers have overcooked. You’ll have a consistent chewy texture throughout.

With noodle cups, it’s an entirely different ball game. You’re adding water that’s boiling already, but it starts to cool off as soon as you take it off the heat. The best thing to do is to cover your noodle cup with a small dish. This will retain as much heat as possible.

Some people add their noodles early on purpose because they prefer them to be stiffer. If you’re one of those people, you need to know that there’s a better way! You can add them to boiling water and cook them for a shorter time. Your noodles will still be firmer, but they won’t have variations in texture.

chicken ramen cup

Take Your Time

Boiling your noodles isn’t just about using boiling water. When you whip up a batch of chicken or pork ramen, it’s just as important to leave your noodles on the burner for the right amount of time. Here’s how to cook Mike’s Mighty Good noodles, both on the stove and in the microwave.

How to Prepare a Mike’s Mighty Good Pillow Pack

Start by putting 1 ¾ cups of water into a pot. This might seem like a lot, but some of it’s going to boil off. Turn the burner on high, and wait for the water to boil. Then add your noodles, and leave them on the burner for three minutes. Turn off the heat, remove the pot, and blend in the flavor packet. Now you can add whatever other ingredients you need for your recipe.

To use a microwave, you’ll need a microwave bowl. For most bowls, it’s easier to break the block of ramen in half before you add it. You need to be able to cover all the noodles in water. Pour 1 ½ cups of water into the bowl, then turn your microwave on until the water is at a fierce, rolling boil. At this point, you’re ready to add your seasonings and toppings.

How to Prepare a Mike’s Mighty Good Noodle Cup

You don’t need quite as much water to prepare a cup of noodles. 1 ¼ cup will do. Boil it in whatever way you like. You can use your microwave, a pot, or even an electric kettle. Open the lid halfway and pour the boiling water into the cup. Then close the lid and leave it covered for six minutes. That’s all there is to it.

Stir Your Noodles!

Ramen noodles like to form clumps while they’re cooking. A little bonding time before dinner might not sound like a bad thing, but it’s terrible for your noodles. When they clump together, the ones at the center can remain raw while the ones on the outside cook. Worse, noodles can fuse together entirely, creating a doughy mess.

Fortunately, there’s a simple solution. Stir your noodles every minute or so while they’re cooking, and they won’t have the opportunity to stick together.

This isn’t necessary when you’re preparing a noodle cup. Since the noodles aren’t being agitated by the water, they’ll lie neatly in the cup until you’re ready to eat them.


Use High-Quality Noodles

Even the best ramen recipe will fall flat if you’re not using good quality organic ramen. Most of the noodles you’ll find in the store are made with low-quality ingredients. They’re flash-fried instead of steamed, and the seasoning packets are mostly salt.

Mike’s Mighty Good ramen is altogether different. Our flavor packets are jam-packed with all kinds of seasonings to create a complex flavor profile. We also steam our noodles instead of frying them. This gives them a similar texture to freshly-made noodles from a restaurant. You won’t get that kind of quality from an off-the-shelf ramen. Combine that with a good recipe, and you’ll have a meal you can be truly proud of.


"Mike's Mighty Good has permanently changed my lunch game. Never knew an 'instant soup' could be so good."

Charles W. "Chuck" Bryant of the Stuff You Should Know Podcast