Guys, I am SO happy with this recipe. It hits that realm of asian take out, but in a healthier and homemade/fresh way. All honesty- this recipe is actually a twist on a HelloFresh recipe that my best friend made for me a few weeks ago. I had all the ingredients in my pantry already, but had never combined them to make this type of Asian sauce or marinade before. The recipe includes making a few sauces/marinades to really pack in all that flavor in one bowl. Please don’t be intimated by how many steps are listed in the recipe either! Despite the multiple steps, a lot of them are happening at the same time so it doesn’t take as long as you would expect. The eggs can be boiling while the noodles are cooking, and the chicken and vegetables are on the stove at the same time. Overall it’s an easy recipe that is such a different taste than my normal entrees. I made this for the first time for my friend, and he got so obsessed with it that we made it 3 more times in the past week! Also the process definitely gets streamlined the more you make it.
This is a dry noodle recipe because I really enjoyed tasting all the sauce and spices on each aspect. It has spicy chicken, seasoned veggies, Ramen eggs, and saucy noodles! This recipe has definitely found it’s way into my lunch rotation schedule. Be sure to top it off with cilantro and crushed pepper, and your guests will be awed that you didn’t order out for this dish!
Spicy Chicken Ramen
- 2 sections of rice vermicelli noodles
- 2 eggs
- 2 green onions
- 1 cucumber thinly sliced
- 1 head of broccoli or bell pepper chopped or sliced
- 1 chicken breast
- 5 tbsp rice vinegar
- 5 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp ginger
- 1 tbsp garlic
- 6 tbsp soy sauce
- 3 tsp salt
- 3 tsp pepper
- 4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- Prep the chicken first. Cut chicken breast into cubes. Place in bowl or ziploc bag. Add in the following amounts of each: 1 tbsp rice vinegar, 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp ginger, 1 tbsp garlic, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, and 2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes. Shake to allow mixture to combine and marinate chicken. Set aside.
- Heat a small saucepan of water to boiling on high. Once boiling, gently add 2 eggs. Allow to boil for exactly 7 minutes and then remove from heat. Drain and rinse under cold water. When cooled down, peel the eggs and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, make the cucumber marinade. Add in the following amounts of each: 2 tbsp rice vinegar, 2 tbsp sesame oil, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tsp salt, and 1 tsp pepper. Add in the sliced cucumbers as well. Set aside to allow them to soak.
- Heat another small saucepan of water to boiling on high. Once boiling, add in noodles and cook per instructions. Once ready, drain majority of water. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, make the sauce for the noodles. Add in the following amounts of each: 2 tbsp rice vinegar, 2 tbsp sesame oil, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, and 2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes. Slice the green onions thinly and add into the bowl. Set aside.
- In a skillet pan on medium heat, add in some olive oil and allow it to heat up. Once ready, add in all the chicken plus its marination. Allow to cook thoroughly on all sides, until chicken is opaque and well browned. Internal temperature should be 165 F when ready. Take chicken out in a separate bowl.
- While chicken is cooking, begin cooking the vegetables. In separate skillet on medium heat, add more olive oil and allow to heat up. Add in the chosen vegetable (broccoli or bell pepper) and season with salt/pepper. Cook through for several minutes. Once ready, set aside.
- In the small saucepan with drained noodles, add in noodle marinade with sliced green onions. Stir together to coat noodles with sauce. This will only take 30-60 seconds. Then divide noodles evenly between two bowls.
- In the separate bowls, add the divided chicken, vegetable, and cucumber slices. Finally cut the boiled eggs in half, season with salt/pepper, and place one in each bowl.
- Top each bowl with crushed red pepper flakes or cilantro as desired. Enjoy!