Vibrant colors, twisty noodles, and tender chicken make this Easy Chicken Ramen Stir Fry a weeknight win. Eating healthy has never been faster or more effortless than this veggie packed noodle dish.
Whether it’s Sticky General Tso’s Pork Meatballs or this bowl of inviting ramen, there’s something about that combination of aromatic ginger and garlic that will have your family flocking to the dinner table. The best part, this healthy and nutritious meal goes from skillet to table in less than an hour. Skip the takeout and make this!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Quick Cooking – This quick cooking stir fry comes together in minutes. You can even cook the ramen ahead of time making this dish come together that much faster.
- Meal Prep – You will want to make extra of this because the leftovers are perfect for lunches. It can be enjoyed either warmed back up or cold.
- Fresh Ingredients – Unlike takeout, you are in control of all of the ingredients. This chicken stir fry combines lean protein packed chicken breast with a colorful array of fresh vegetables.
- Customizable – Feel free to swap out any of the veggies for your favorites. This is also a great way to use up vegetables that might be looking a little sad.
All good things start with freshly cooked noodles, including this Easy Chicken Ramen Stir Fry. This is a great way to get your kids to try different vegetables like baby bok choy and snow peas as the light ginger and garlic sauce infuses flavor into every bite.
- Ramen – You can use a couple of discs or one bundle of gluten free ramen for this recipe. You can also use authentic ramen noodles.
- Soy sauce – Creates the sauce for this stir fry dish. Adds salt, umami, and delicate flavor.
- Vegetables – Mushrooms, baby bok choy, sweet peppers, and snow peas bring color, flavor, and texture to every bite.
- Chicken Breast – Boneless, skinless chicken breast cooks up quickly and is perfect for stir frying. D’Artagnan Foods chicken is antibiotic and hormone free, humanely raised, and the highest quality. They make it easy to order and have incredible meat delivered right to your door.
- Olive Oil
- Ginger – Warm aromatic, a little sweet, and uniquely spicy, this perfumes the entire dish. Use the paste to make this extra easy for a weeknight.
- Garlic – Sharp, aromatic, savory, and pungent, this wakes up the senses.
- Salt and Pepper – You don’t need a lot of seasoning as the soy gives a salty flavor.
How to Make Easy Chicken Ramen Stir Fry
Tender crisp vegetables, juicy chicken, and twisty, twirly noodles make this a satisfying and fun meal the entire family will love.
Time needed: 45 minutes
Colorful vegetables, tender chicken breast, and a light soy sauce bring all of the flavor while a quick cooking time makes this easy for any night of the week.
Cut all of your vegetables into similar sizes and thinly slice your chicken. Cook your ramen according to the package directions and allow it to completely drain.
Heat a large, deep skillet over medium heat with the oil. Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Use your spoon to keep the chicken moving, allowing it to cook fully.
Add your peppers, mushrooms, and baby bok choy to the pan and cook for a couple of minutes until they just begin to soften.
Add the snow peas, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger and cook until the ginger and garlic is aromatic.
Add the drained ramen noodles and toss to combine.
Like things spicy? Add a pinch of crushed red pepper flavor or diced chile pepper such as a jalapeno to the dish.
You can make this same dish with boneless, skinless chicken things. The dark meat of chicken thighs will take slightly longer to cook but be equally as delicious in this recipe.
To keep this recipe completely gluten free you can use Gluten Free soy or tamari, or even coconut aminos.
What Type of Ramen Noodles to Use
Ramen noodles come in a multitude of different shapes, styles, and recipes. You can make this recipe Gluten Free by using a gluten free option, or use noodles made from wheat.
No ramen? No problem! You can also substitute the ramen noodles with your favorite long and thin pasta shape. This can also be gluten free or made with wheat.
This combination of vegetables works well for both flavor and texture of this Easy Chicken Ramen Stir Fry, along with being quick cooking. However, here are some more ideas for vegetables that you can use.
- Bell Pepper Slices
- Bean Sprouts
- Bok Choy
- Snow Peas
- Soft Boiled Eggs
- Chili Crisp Oil
This is a perfect recipe to use for wok cooking, whether it’s inside or outside on your grill. If you don’t have a wok, any large, deep skillet that can take high heat will work. You can even use a cast iron skillet if desired.
While this might get devoured the night it’s served, these Easy Chicken Ramen Stir Fry leftovers make for an easy, delicious, and healthy lunch. Simply transfer them to an airtight container and keep refrigerated until ready to serve. They can be served cold or reheated in the microwave. If kept refrigerated it will keep for five days.
Top Tip for Easy Chicken Ramen Stir Fry
Size matters. Cutting your vegetables up into fairly even sizes allows everything to cook up quickly at the same time. The white stems of the baby bok choy will cook up tender crisp while the leaves will quickly wilt.
Easy Chicken Ramen Stir Fry
- 1 stockpot
- 1 Colander
- 1 deep skillet
- 2 discs or 1 bundle of Gluten Free ramen noodles
- 2 tbsp Gluten Free soy sauce
- 8 oz snow peas
- 1/2 cup sweet peppers, diced can substitute with bell pepper
- 4 baby bok choy, chopped
- 8 oz button mushrooms, sliced
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 1 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast, thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 tsp ginger paste
- Cook your ramen according to the package directions and drain.
- Slice your chicken and vegetables.
- Heat a large, deep skillet with olive oil over medium heat.
- Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Let the chicken cook until it's cooked through.
- Add the peppers, bok choy, and mushrooms and cook for a couple of minutes until tender crisp.
- Add the snow peas, ginger, garlic, and soy sauce and let cook for a couple of minutes.
- Add the ramen and toss to combine.