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Chicken Ramen Noodles in Peanut Soy Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

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!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: chicken ramen, ramen noodles, rotisserie chicken recipes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 623 kcal
Author: Blair
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cooked, diced chicken breast (such as from a store-bought rotisserie chicken) (or, you can brown raw chicken in a skillet, so see notes below for that option)
  • 3 (3 ounce) packages chicken flavored ramen noodles (I used Maruchan brand)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 6 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha chili sauce (this makes the noodles a little bit spicy, so you can omit it if you're serving to young children)
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped peanuts
Instructions
For the Chicken:
  1. 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.

For the Sauce:
  1. 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.

For the Noodles:
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Garnish with green onions and chopped peanuts. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information includes chopped peanuts for garnish.

COOK'S TIPS AND RECIPE VARIATIONS:

  • For a shortcut, buy a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store and use the cooked meat right off the bird. You can skip the step of browning the chicken in a skillet!
  • Add veggies! You can stir broccoli, peas, mixed vegetables, or any of your favorite veggies right into the noodles!
  • Switch up the flavors! Instead of Chicken Ramen, make Shrimp Ramen Noodles by using Shrimp Flavor Ramen and adding cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp.
  • Do you have sesame oil in your pantry? Add 1-2 teaspoons of sesame oil to the peanut sauce. You'll have a rich, toasty Peanut Sesame Sauce that's to-die-for!
  • Like a sweet-and-salty peanut sauce? Add 1 tablespoon of honey to the mixture.
  • Omit the Sriracha hot chili sauce for a mild, kid-friendly ramen dish.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Ramen Noodles in Peanut Soy Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 /4 of recipe)
Calories 623 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 2195mg95%
Potassium 718mg21%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 6.8mg8%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.