Upgrade a classic package of store-bought ramen with this simple 15-minute recipe for Chicken Ramen Noodles in Peanut Sauce! The easy dinner is fast, affordable and full of flavor!
If you prefer to cook your own chicken rather than purchasing store-bought cooked rotisserie chicken, start by heating 2 teaspoons of canola oil (or other mild oil) in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 lb. raw, diced chicken breast and cook, stirring regularly, until browned and cooked through. Remove from heat.
In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, peanut butter, and Sriracha chili sauce until smooth. I like to microwave the mixture for about 20-30 seconds before whisking, just until the peanut butter starts to melt, which helps the ingredients come together smoothly. The sauce will be thick, which is fine -- you will be adding cooking water to thin the mixture later. Set aside.
Bring about 6 cups of water to a boil in a large pot. Add 3 seasoning packets from the ramen noodle packages, as well as the ramen noodles. Boil noodles with the seasoning until noodles are tender (about 3 minutes), stirring occasionally. Remove noodles to a large bowl, and be sure to reserve the cooking liquid.
While noodles are still hot, stir in cooked chicken and peanut sauce. Add cooking water, a couple of tablespoons at a time, to thin the sauce, until it reaches the desired consistency.
Garnish with green onions and chopped peanuts. Serve immediately.
Nutrition information includes chopped peanuts for garnish.
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