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Easy Spicy Chicken Ramen Soup

Easy Spicy Chicken Ramen Soup in the comfort of your own home in under a half-hour, what can be better?!

This easy ramen recipe is filled with carrots, mushrooms, red peppers and OG top ramen noodles that are simmered in a spicy ramen broth. Top your bowl off with chicken, jalapenos and sesame seeds. 

Easy Spicy Chicken Ramen Soup topped with jalapeños and sesame seeds.

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Weeknights have gotten a bit busier for me lately which means I’m in desperate need of easy dinner recipes

I recently decided to join Orange Theory (a new gym) after trying it out with my friend Katie in Colorado. I basically got my butt kicked, burned 600 calories and was HOOKED. I took the plunge and signed up for a membership. It’s a little pricy, but I feel SO good at night after one of the workouts. 

I’ve also still been keeping my hands busy with the piano. I started taking lessons in December. I can only play one song (Hey Jude by The Beatles) but man do I love sitting down for an early morning or late-night session. 

When I’m not getting my work out on, playing piano or writing blog posts in the evening, I’ve been trying to spend extra time with my Mom while she’s going through Chemo. Needless to say, my schedule is a little hectic. 

I so look forward every night to winding down and having a cozy dinner. I haven’t been getting to make dinner at home as often as I would like, but this Easy Spicy Chicken Ramen Soup gives me all the cozy feels. 

One of my missions to you guys is to provide you with some of the eeeeasiest weeknight dinners possible because I know how valuable your evening time is. 

After the first time you make this spicy chicken ramen recipe, I know you’ll be HOOKED. You can pretty much use any vegetable you have on hand and adjust the toppings and spiciness to your liking. My last ramen recipe was all vegetarian but I wanted this recipe to have a bit more protein! If you are into ramen noodle recipes as much as I am I cannot recommend these easy easy garlic butter ramen noodles enough! Perfect dinner and ready in 10 minutes!

Have fun, choose your favorite flavors and keep it cozy friends. 

One orange and one teal bowl of Easy Spicy Chicken Ramen Soup with chopsticks.

Why I think you’re going to love this Spicy Chicken Ramen Soup!

  • This spicy ramen soup broth is legendary. The Sambal Oelek Chili (spicy chili garlic sauce, similar to sriracha) is added for spice and can be toned up or down to your liking! You can find this at any grocery store in the Asian foods section. 
  • It comes together in less than thirty minutes thanks to your favorite packaged top ramen noodles. Just discard the sodium packed seasonings. 
  • Add any protein! I went with chicken because it’s simple, but you can use pork belly, leftover rotisserie chicken, or even a jammy egg if you want to keep if vegetarian. 
  • It’s a one-pot wonder. This whole spicy chicken ramen soup comes together in just one large dutch oven or pot. 

Two bowls of Easy Spicy Chicken Ramen Soup served with green onions and red chili paste.

Ingredients for Spicy Chicken Ramen Soup Recipe: 

  • Olive oil
  • Carrots
  • Mushrooms (the little guys on top are called oyster mushrooms!)
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Sesame oil
  • Vegetable or chicken broth
  • Soy sauce
  • Sriracha
  • Sambal Oelek Chili 
  • Sriracha
  • Dried top ramen
  • Baby bok choy
  • Jalapeño
  • Green onions
  • Sesame seeds
  • Chicken

Ingredients for Easy Spicy Chicken Ramen Soup.

How to make this Spicy Chicken Ramen Recipe: 

  1. In a large dutch oven or stockpot heat olive oil on medium heat.
  2. Add in carrots, red pepper and mushrooms and cook for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Add in minced garlic and ginger and sesame oil and cook for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.
  3. Add in broth, soy sauce, sambal oelek chili sauce, and sriracha, and bring broth to a slow simmer. Taste test broth and add in more soy sauce or sriracha to your liking. Stir in bok choy (reserve some for topping) and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add dried ramen packages to the simmering broth and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Top soup bowls off with thinly sliced jalapeños, sesame seeds, green onions, and cooked chicken.

Step by step process on how to make spicy chicken ramen soup.

Is this authentic ramen soup?

Technically, no… Authentic ramen soup is made with homemade ramen noodles by hand pulling the dough until thin noodle strands are created. In short, just the noodles are a ton of work. You can watch them being made here!

The broth isn’t too far off from authentic ramen. As long as you create an ‘umami’ flavor you’re hitting that authentic feel. This is usually created with miso or soy sauce. 

Shallow orange bowl of Easy Spicy Chicken Ramen Soup.

Other cozy recipes I love!

Easy Homemade Healthy Ramen Bowls

Vegetarian Mushroom & Lentil Shepards Pie

Loaded Miso Soup Bowls

Kale & Lentil Veggie Broth Bowls 

If you make this Easy Spicy Chicken Ramen Soup recipe, I’d love to know how it goes! Please share with all fraaands in the comments below! For more easy recipes and ideas, follow me on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook, too! 

Two bowls of Easy Spicy Chicken Ramen Soup.

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Easy Spicy Chicken Ramen Soup

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 bowls 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian

Description

Easy Spicy Chicken Ramen Soup in the comfort of your own home in under a half-hour, what can be better?!

This easy ramen recipe is filled with carrots, mushrooms, red peppers and OG top ramen noodles that are simmered in a spicy ramen broth. Top your bowl off with chicken, jalapenos and sesame seeds. 


Scale

Ingredients

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup carrots, thinly slilced

1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

2 cups thinly sliced mushrooms (oyster or crimini)

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 thumb of ginger, grated

2 teaspoons sesame oil

6 cups of chicken broth

34 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce

2 tablespoons of Sambal Oelek Chili

A healthy squirt of sriracha (more if you like it spicy)

2– packages of dried top ramen (discard flavorings)

2 cups of baby bok choy

1 jalapeno, thinly sliced

1 cup green onions, thinly sliced

Sesame seeds

1 Cup of cooked chicken, thinly sliced


Instructions

  1. In a large dutch oven or stock pot heat olive oil on medium heat.
  2. Add in carrots, red pepper and mushrooms and cook for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Add in minced garlic and ginger and sesame oil and cook for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.
  3. Add in broth, soy sauce, sambal oelek chili sauce and sriracha, and bring broth to a slow simmer. Taste test broth and add in more soy sauce or sriracha to your liking. Stir in bok choy (reserve some for topping) and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add dried ramen packages to simmering broth and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Top soup bowls off with thinly sliced jalapeños, sesame seeds, green onions and cooked chicken.

Notes

For Chicken: I seared two chicken thighs seasoned with salt and pepper until cooked through to 165 F. You can also use leftover rotisserie chicken, pork belly or a soft boiled egg for extra protein. 

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If you love this ramen, you’ll love my OG Easy Homemade Healthy Ramen!

4 Comments

  1. Leslie
    June 22, 2020 / 8:02 pm

    This was excellent. I used 2 tbsp sriracha instead of sambal oelek because i didnt have it. But other than that, followed the recipe pretty closely. Will definitely be making it again.

    • Elizabeth Van Lierde
      Author
      June 29, 2020 / 12:38 am

      Thanks so much for sharing Leslie! I’m so happy it was a hit!

  2. Kevin
    February 27, 2020 / 2:31 pm

    I dont alway make Ramen but when I do, I prefer it spicy.

    • elizabethvanlierde7698
      Author
      February 27, 2020 / 8:01 pm

      I’m also all about some kind of egg too…

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