Home > Dinner > Chicken Ramen Chicken Ramen April 23, 2019 | 52 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Chicken Ramen is an easy and flavorful 30-minute skillet dinner. With veggies, noodles, chicken, and an addictive sauce coating it all, this is a dinner the whole family will love! Serve Chicken Ramen alongside Roasted Brussels Sprouts or Roasted Carrots. This Mandarin Orange Salad would also make a great side dish. What started as a “clear out the fridge” meal a few weeks ago turned into a dinner my boys keep requesting. And I’m not complaining, because this is one of the easiest meals ever! It’s loaded with veggies, chicken, tons of noodles, and an addictive sauce coating it all! I’ve shared a few ramen meals over the years that have become some of the most- loved recipes on my site! If you haven’t had a chance to try them, put these on your list: Garlic Beef & Veggie Ramen and Broccoli Beef Ramen. SO good! But today we’re simplifying even more. This meal can truly be ready in 30 minutes or less! How to make Chicken Ramen Step One: cook noodles and prepare veggies Start some water boiling for the ramen noodles. You’ll want to discard the seasoning packets that come with the noodles since we’re making our own sauce for this meal. Not sure about ramen noodles? Try one of these alternatives. The nice thing about ramen is it’s done in about 2-3 minutes. You want to err on the side of boiling them for less time. Drain the noodles and toss them in a bit of vegetable oil. Meanwhile, it’s time to prep the veggies. For this recipe, I use red pepper, broccoli, and mushrooms. But the great thing about this meal is it’s easy to customize! Pick your favorite veggies and chop them small. Other veggie ideas: matchstick carrots, thinly sliced cabbage, yellow onion, and sugar snap peas. Start by sauteing ginger and garlic in oil and then add in all those chopped veggies. (I grate both on a microplane!) QUICK TIP Question: What’s the secret to cutting broccoli (or cauliflower) into small, neat florets? Answer: Never cut the dark green buds. Always cut the stems and keep cutting down smaller and smaller until you have the size that suits your recipe. Step Two: prep chicken and the sauce The sauce has just five ingredients that are whisked together in a separate bowl. Add Sriracha to your heat preference. Just remember, it adds a lot of flavor to this Chicken Ramen so don’t leave it entirely out! And then cook the chicken in the same skillet with the veggies. Chop the chicken into small bite-sized pieces–to ensure it’s interspersed more throughout the meal and it cooks faster! The 5-ingredient sauce gets poured right on top of those chicken and veggies Step Three: toss everything together! Add the drained ramen noodles right on top of everything. Use tongs to toss the noodles, veggies, and chicken so they’re incorporated into the sauce. A few drizzles of sesame oil give Chicken Ramen the perfect finishing touch of flavor. Garnish: Add toasted sesame seeds, green onions, and/or cilantro as desired. The herbs add a touch of freshness to this meal. You can also add in some chopped roasted cashews for nice crunch and flavor. Sauce adapted from Budget Bytes More easy 30-minute meals Sausage and Potatoes Skillet made in one skillet Lemon Garlic Shrimp Southwest Ranch Chicken made in one skillet Black Bean Corn Salad Chimichurri Chicken FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Chicken Ramen 4.95 from 19 votes - Review this recipe Chicken Ramen is an easy and flavorful 30-minute skillet dinner! With veggies, noodles, chicken, and an addictive sauce coating it all, this is a dinner the whole family will love! SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Chicken Ramen 4.95 from 19 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Chicken Ramen is an easy and flavorful 30-minute skillet dinner! With veggies, noodles, chicken, and an addictive sauce coating it all, this is a dinner the whole family will love! Course Dinner, Main Course Cuisine American Keyword chicken ramen Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 30 minutes Servings 2 -4 servings Calories 341kcal Author Chelsea Ingredients3 packages (3 ounces EACH) ramen noodles, seasoning packets discarded2 tablespoons vegetable oil deleted1 clove garlic1 and 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste (or ~1 inch fresh ginger)1/2 of 1 large red bell pepper (~2/3 cup), chopped into small pieces3/4 cup chopped broccoli chopped into small pieces2 ounces chopped mushrooms (~3/4 cup) chopped into small pieces2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce1 tablespoon ketchup2-3 teaspoons Sriracha sauce1 tablespoon packed dark or light brown sugar (I like dark)1 large chicken breast (1/2 pound), or thigh, chopped into small bite-size piecesFine sea salt and freshly cracked pepperGarnish with sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds, 3-4 green onions, 1-2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, and a few drizzles of sesame oil InstructionsFollow package directions to cook the ramen noodles. Discard seasoning packets. Drain noodles and toss with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Set aside.Meanwhile, in a large skillet, add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and heat over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger. (I grate fresh garlic and ginger on a microplane or if I'm in a hurry I use ginger paste. If sensitive to ginger feel free to reduce) Saute for about 2 minutes until soft. Add the red bell pepper, broccoli, and mushrooms. Saute for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender.Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, sriracha (to taste; we add in all 3 teaspoons but it does have a bit of heat!), and brown sugar. Whisk until combined and set aside.Cut the chicken into small bite-sized pieces. Season chicken(both sides) with salt and pepper to taste. Push the vegetables to one side of the skillet and add the chicken to the other side. Cook the chicken, stirring until no longer pink, about 2-3 minutes depending on the size of the pieces. Now combine everything and pour the sauce over it all; stir.Add drained noodles on top and toss with tongs until noodles are coated in sauce and all ingredients are incorporated in. Add a few drizzles of sesame oil to taste. Add toasted sesame seeds, green onions, and cilantro as desired. Enjoy immediately. Nutrition FactsCalories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1053mg | Potassium: 801mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.