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Chicken Ramen Stir Fry

Meet Chicken Ramen Stir Fry. A jazzed up version of the traditional Japanese noodle dish, loaded with veggies, protein, and flavor!

Chicken Ramen Stir Fry

Ramen has a long and storied past. The history of ramen dates all the way back to China in the 1800s. The dish really took off in Japan and its popularity has been growing ever since. Since it's inception, ramen has transformed and evolved.

Probably the biggest transformation was the invention of the instant noodles in the 1950s. These are the noodles known for being a college student's best friend due to it's quick prepartion time and low cost.

Easy chicken ramen stir fry

I love the versatility of ramen and all of the different additions and combinations you see happening. It is such a creative dish, and many ramen fans are quick to tell you their favorite restaurant or ramen add-in. I was eager to skip the takeout, and wanted to create an accessible ramen recipe that was high-protein, healthier, added veggies, and had a savory, flavorful sauce.

This recipe is easy, quick, and will serve and satisfy your entire family. I love recipes like this one where veggies are added so seamlessly. In just 30 minutes, you'll have this piping hot delicious ramen ready to go!

Chicken ramen stir fry ingredients

Check your kitchen for these ramen staples and then get ready to cook!

Sauce

  • soy sauce 
  • rice vinegar
  • honey
  • sesame oil

Stir Fry

  • ground chicken
  • ramen noodles
  • snap peas
  • bell pepper
  • green onions
  • garlic 
  • canola oil
  • Salt & pepper

Chicken Ramen substitution ideas

Looking to make a few substitutions? Here are a couple of starting points for you!

  • Soy sauce: Coconut aminos are a soy-free replacement for soy sauce. It also has less sodium. I personally cannot taste the difference between the two, especially when using it as an ingredient for a sauce like this recipe does.
  • Vegetables: This recipe calls for bell peppers and snap peas. However, if you don't love those or if you'd rather add even more greens to your stir fry, try adding in some other traditional stir fry veggies.
  • Chicken: Feel free to substitute your favorite ground meat - beef, pork, or turkey!
  • Canola oil: If you aren't a canola oil fan, you can use avocado oil or anything with a high enough smoke point.

How to make chicken stir fry with ramen noodles

In just 30 minutes, you'll have this delicious stir fry ready to go:

  • Make sauce. Set aside.
  • Boil water, add ramen. Cook for 3 mins. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • Add 1 tbsp canola oil to a large skillet over high heat.
  • Add garlic and cook for 2 mins. Add chicken to skillet and cook for 5 minutes, draining excess liquid. Sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  • Add bell peppers and snap peas, cooking for 3 mins.
  • Add in noodles and sauce mixture. Cut heat to low and let thicken for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Top with green onion and sesame seeds.

Can ramen noodles be fried?

They can be! Ramen noodles get a yummy, crispy texture when you pan fry them.

Don't fry them straight from the package, cook them in water for 1-2 minutes before popping them in a pan to fry them. This particular recipe does not call for the noodles to be fried but if you're feeling adventurous go ahead and give it a try!

What to add to chicken ramen noodles?

This recipe calls for bell pepper, snap peas, a scrumptious homemade sauce, and sesame seeds. However, feel free to get creative.

Some other ideas for add-ins are a soft-boiled egg, spinach, mushrooms, lime juice, or seaweed. Do what feels right to you! Ramen is super versatile and this recipe is no different.

How can I make chicken ramen taste better?

Make this recipe! But really, this recipe is so delicious and add lots of flavor and nutrients to just a normal ramen packet.

It also gets rid of the high-sodium seasoning packet from the ramen. Instead, you make your own delicious sauce.

How to store ramen

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Split into 6 containers (one serving each) or store in a big container and serve as needed throughout the week.

How to reheat ramen stir fry

Reheat your chicken ramen stir fry in a skillet or in the microwave. If using a skillet, stir your ramen as it heats to ensure it is heating evenly.

If you're using the microwave, put it in a microwave safe container and heat for 1-2 minutes. Then, enjoy!

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Check out these delicious skillet recipes right here at Jordo's World:

This is a skillet of chicken ramen stir fry. There is a large black circle skillet filled with the stir fry. The stir fry is cooked light brown ramen noodles mixed with green peas, ground chicken, and topped with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.
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5 from 4 votes

Chicken Ramen Stir Fry

Meet Chicken Ramen Stir Fry. A jazzed up version of the Japanese noodle dish, loaded with veggies, protein, and flavor!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken ramen stir fry, ramen chicken, stir fry
Servings: 6
Calories: 372kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • Large Skillet

Ingredients

Sauce

  • ½ cup soy sauce 4 oz
  • ¼ rice vinegar 2 oz
  • 1 tbsp honey 21 grams
  • 1.5 tsp sesame oil

Stir Fry

  • 1.5 lbs ground chicken lean (24 oz)
  • 2 packets ramen noodles dry, seasoning discarded (6 oz)
  • 8 oz bag snap peas 226 grams
  • 1 bell pepper diced (150 grams)
  • cup green onions chopped (23 grams)
  • 3 cloves garlic minced (15 grams)
  • 1.5 tsp canola oil
  • Salt & pepper

Instructions

  • Make sauce. Set aside.
  • Boil water, add ramen. Cook for 3 mins. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • Add 1 tbsp canola oil to a large skillet over high heat.
  • Add garlic and cook for 2 mins. Add chicken to skillet and cook for 5 minutes, draining excess liquid. Sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  • Add bell peppers and snap peas, cooking for 3 mins.
  • Add in noodles and sauce mixture. Cut heat to low and let thicken for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Top with green onion and sesame seeds.

Notes

  • To meal prep: Make according to instructions. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Split into 6 containers (one serving each) or store in a big container and serve as needed.
  • 1 serving is 227 grams or about 1.3 cups
    You can add extra veggies like broccoli, spinach, etc.
  • To make GF: Use a gluten-free ramen alternative like Lotus Foods Millet & Brown noodles, Soba noodles or Glass Noodles.
  • To make DF: This recipe is dairy-free.
  • To track on MyFitnessPal and MacrosFirst: Search Jordo’s World + “Chicken Ramen Stir Fry”

Nutrition

Serving: 227grams | Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 17g
Recipe Rating




Ashley

Friday 5th of January 2024

Made this for lunches to take to work this week and it was great. Quick and easy to make, delicious, and was filling.

Jordan Smith

Monday 8th of January 2024

Quick, easy, & delicious — the trifecta for recipes! So awesome to hear you enjoyed this one!

ASHLEY

Sunday 9th of July 2023

I love this recipe! Have made it several times. I typically do 1/3 cup of soy sauce and just under 1/4 cup of rice vinegar. I don't use salt on the meat either as the soy sauce is enough for my preference. I add a little ginger and change up the veggies based on what we have. So good and filling. Super easy to make too!

Tammie

Sunday 9th of July 2023

Made this twice and both times it was great. Used it for meal prep and it reheated great. Made if for the family for dinner and they all loved it.

Alicia

Tuesday 20th of June 2023

Perfect for a week night, my kids even liked this!

Janice

Tuesday 6th of June 2023

Delicious and so much flavor!