Soy Garlic Chicken Ramen Noodles Recipe!
Y’all LOVE my easy ramen recipes, so I decided to share another one! This time I wanted to use most common ingredients that most of us have in our pantry and refrigerator.
Soy sauce. Garlic. Chicken.
It’s not soupy, more of dry, stir-fried style ramen noodles without stir frying… if that makes sense. 🤔
This could be super fast dinner recipe or easy brunch/lunch recipe!
You can definitely add more veggies if you want, just swap it with noodles.
Make sure to check out my ramen egg recipe too. I always keep my ramen eggs in my fridge so when I make this simple easy ramen recipes, it’s always ready for me! Also it makes these easy, quick ramen looks so much more fancy & professionally done!
If you want to check out more of these easy ramen recipes from me, check down below!
Ready to learn this easiest soy garlic chicken ramen recipe?
Let’s get started!
First thing is first, bring a pot of water to boil. Trust me, this recipe so fast, by the time the water boil & and you done cooking ramen noodles… you will be done!
Also, cut 2 chicken thighs (possible skin on) into bite sizes. If you want to use shrimp or tofu, go ahead and do so!
Combine 3 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp mirin, 2 tbsp sugar, 1/4 cup chicken stock and 4 cloves garlic in a mixing bowl and set aside. You can chop the garlic or just grate in a zest as I did.
Also, chop some green onions and ready your ramen egg for toppings later.
Heat a medium size pot over medium high heat, add 1 tbsp cooking oil and swirl to coat. If you are using a stainless pot like I am, go ahead and follow the next step.
When the oil is shimmering, reduce the heat to low & let it sit for 3 minutes. This way, the pan will absorb(not exactly, but not sure what other way I can explain this process.) the oil and create non-stick cooking surface. Now, increase the heat to medium high to preheat the pot.
Add the chicken, skin side down. Sear the chicken 5 minutes or until the skins are golden brown. Flip them over, cook 2 to 3 minutes or until all the chicken is fully cooked.
Tap out excess oil with some paper towel as needed. You might don’t have to do this if you are using skinless chicken.
Pour the sauce mixture into the pot and bring it to simmer.
At this point, drop ramen noodles (fresh, frozen or instant ramen noodles) into boiling water and cook by following the directions of the package you’re using. Drain the cooked noodles and add into the chicken and sauce.
Drizzle sesame oil on top of noodles. Toss noodles until they are coated evenly with sauce.
Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with green onions, ramen egg and nori. Finally, sprinkle black pepper right on top! I highly recommend you to crack some fresh black pepper for this recipe, it makes a huge difference!!
Also this soy garlic chicken ramen is AMAZING with some sriracha. So if you love spicy food, don’t forget to drizzle some!
Easy Soy Garlic Chicken Ramen
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp mirin
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 cup chicken stock
- 4 cloves garlic, grated
- 1 tbsp cooking oil (I used avocado oil)
- 2 skin-on chicken thighs, cut into bite sizes
- 2 portions ramen noodles
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 ramen egg
- toasted seaweed (gim/nori)
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Bring a pot of water to boil.
Combine all ingredients for sauce in a mixing bowl and set aside.
- Heat a medium size pot over medium high heat, add cooking oil and swirl to coat. If you are using stainless pot, go ahead and follow next step.
- When oil is shimmering, reduce heat to low & let it sit for 3 minutes. Increase heat to medium high to preheat pot. (this way we can insure that chicken is not stick to bottom of pot.)
- Add chicken, skin side down. Sear chicken 5 minutes or until skins are golden brown. Flip over, cook 2 to 3 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked. Tap out excess oil with paper towel as needed.
- Pour sauce mixture and bring it to simmer. Drop ramen noodles into boiling water. Cook noodles by following directions of package you’re using. Drain and add into chicken.
- Drizzle sesame oil on top of noodles. Toss noodles until they are coated evenly with sauce. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with green onions, ramen egg and nori. Finally, sprinkle black pepper right on top and it’s done! Enjoy!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
What brand of ramen noodles do you buy?
was wondering the same Sun brand noodles
What brand Ramen noodles do you use?
I use Sun noodles for most of my ramens!
Is this good for meal prep? Noodles doesn’t get soggy if I make 5 meals and put it in fridge?
I wouldn’t recommend it, the noodle would definitely get soggy. This would taste the best when made fresh.
Can you use substitute mirin with something else?
white balsam vinegar i heard is ok or something like lemon/lime
1:1 sub with rice vinegar but add 1/4-1/2 tsp of brown sugar!
Hi Seonkyoung! I made this recipe tonight with fresh ramen noodles. It was super FLAVORFUL, like a flavor bomb of garlic. The thigh meat chicken has super crispy and flavorful skin, and I cooked the sauce down a bit in the pan with a little bit of chicken oil and the browned bits. That being said, it was also a bit too rich for me! Garlic lovers and flavor bomb lovers may like it as it is, I’m a little sensitive. I think it may be better to just add a little bit of the garlic sauce to taste. My sister even made the sauce into a soup by adding more water and she loved it. Thank you for sharing another delicious recipe with us!
So glad y’all found my recipe helpful!
Hello Seonkyoung! I want to make this recipe so bad! I have to soy sauce, but, sadly I don’t have mirin. I’m trying to cook more homemade Asian meals for my family, but I don’t have Asian staple ingredients. Will you please let me know what I can use instead? 🙂
Mirin can be substituted with any cooking alcohol or any rice wines as well.
this recipe looks so delicious as usual! :))) would you say that two portions of ramen noodles would be around 250 grams? does that sound about right? :)))
What kind of ramen noodles do you use?
Sun Brand Noodles!
This was so easy to make and very flavorful. I was skeptical about not flavoring the meat with anything but the sauce, but it was really good.
This was AMAZINGG!! SO yummy thank you for this recipe:) My boyfriend and I loved it. So easy and tasty.
I love all your recipes…looks so delicious. Thank you very much for sharing
Any chance you could substitute the ramen noodles wit Udon? (I don’t have ramen)
I made this tonight and everyone loved it! Thank you for an awesome recipe! Easy to follow and so, so tasty! I also love that the ingredients are things I usually have on hand! Thank you!!!