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homemade ramen with chicken and hard boiled egg

Easy Ramen Noodle Recipe

Make this Easy Ramen Noodle Recipe in less than 30 minutes. This is not the cheap ramen a package that you ate in college, but it does use the noodles.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • Deep saucepan or pot
  • large bowl
  • 2 small-med bowls

Ingredients

  • 2 packages ramen noodles (any flavor)

Sauce

  • ¼ cup soy sauce (I use low sodium)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced or grated (see tip below)
  • 1 tablespoon ground chili paste (I use Sambal Oelek)
  • 3-4 cups chicken stock (you can also use vegetable or beef)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 pound chicken breast, cut into small pieces
  • 2 handfuls broccoli, cut into florets
  • ¾ cup carrots, cut lengthwise or diced
  • 2-3 stalks green onion, chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 3-4 large eggs, hard-boiled or soft boiled (optional and prepared ahead of time)

Instructions

  • Remove the noodles from the package and soak in a bowl of hot water to soften while you are preparing everything else. Discard the spice packet that comes with the noodles, you won't be needing it.
    package of top ramen
  • Add the soy sauce, cornstarch, rice vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, chili sauce, and chicken stock in a bowl and whisk to combine. Set the sauce aside.
  • In a large saucepan or pot over med-high heat, add the oil and chicken to cook through. Once the chicken is fully cooked, remove it from the pan into a small bowl and set aside.
  • In the same pan, add the broccoli and carrots (or any vegetable you choose) and cook for 2-3 minutes to soften. Add the sauce and the cooked chicken to the pan with vegetables and stir together.
  • Drain the noodles and add them to the pan. Stir everything to combine and allow to heat back up and cook for another 4-5 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and serve in bowls. Sprinkle the top with sesame seeds and green onion. If you are adding the egg, cut it in half and place it on top. Enjoy!
    homemade ramen in a bowl with chopsticks

Notes

  • I always have a ginger root in my freezer. Whenever a recipe calls for ginger, I pull it out and use my handheld grater to grate the ginger. It's so easy, there is less mess and I don't even peel it. It still maintains its amazing aroma and taste but you don't end up throwing away any unused ginger and you always have it on hand. 
 

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