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chicken ramen recipe in blue bowl with chopsticks

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


This Spicy Chicken Ramen Soup is filled to the brim with carrots, red peppers, mushrooms and OG top ramen noodles that are simmered in a spicy ramen broth. Top your bowl off with chicken, jalapenos, green onions and sesame seeds for an easy ramen recipe made in the comfort of your own home in under a half-hour!



3 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup thinly sliced carrots

1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

2 cups thinly sliced mushrooms (oyster or crimini)

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 thumb of ginger, peeled and grated

2 teaspoons sesame oil

6 cups 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 cups baby bok choy

2 packages dried top ramen (discard seasoning packets)

1 jalapeno, thinly sliced

1 cup thinly sliced green onions

Sesame seeds

1 cup thinly sliced cooked chicken (breast or thighs)


  1. Saute vegetables and aromatics: In a large dutch oven or stockpot, heat olive oil on medium heat. Add carrots, red pepper and mushrooms and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until tender. Add minced garlic, ginger and sesame oil and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.
  2. Pour in liquids: Add 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.
  3. Add bok choy and noodles: Stir in bok choy (reserve some for topping) and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add dried ramen noodles to the simmering broth and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Garnish and serve: Top soup bowls off with thinly sliced jalapeños, green onions, sesame seeds and cooked chicken.


  • 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.

Keywords: noodles, easy, chili sauce