Are you looking to make a fun alternative to your normal ramen noodle soup recipe? Our delicious creamy chicken ramen is going to be your new favorite! With easy-to-follow instructions and simple ingredients, you’ll be whipping up your own delicious ramen in no time.
Ingredients for Making Creamy Chicken Ramen
Before diving into the recipe, let’s gather all the ingredients you’ll need to make this creamy chicken ramen.
· 1 lb of boneless, skinless chicken thighs
· 4 garlic cloves, minced
· 1 small onion, diced
· 1 tsp grated ginger
· 6 cups of chicken broth
· 1 cup of heavy cream
· 2 tbsp of miso paste
· 2 tbsp of soy sauce
· 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
· 1 tbsp of sesame oil
· 1 tbsp of sugar
· Salt and pepper to taste
· 4 packs of ramen noodles
· 4 soft-boiled eggs
· Scallions, sliced (for garnish)
· Nori sheets (for garnish)
Step-by-Step Instructions for Making Creamy Chicken Ramen
- Begin by heating the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chicken thighs and cook for about 5-7 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
- Remove the chicken from the pot and set it aside. Add the onion, garlic, and ginger to the pot and cook until fragrant, for about 3 minutes.
- Pour in the chicken broth, heavy cream, miso paste, soy sauce, sesame oil, and sugar. Stir the mixture until well combined.
- Bring the broth to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and let it simmer for about 20 minutes.
- While the broth simmers, prepare the ramen noodles according to the package instructions. Drain the noodles and set them aside.
- Once the broth has simmered for 20 minutes, remove the lid and add the cooked chicken back into the pot. Let the chicken simmer in the broth for an additional 5 minutes.
- Divide the noodles into four bowls and pour the creamy chicken broth over the noodles.
- Slice the soft-boiled eggs in half and place one half in each bowl. Garnish with scallions and nori sheets.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
Tips for Perfecting Your Ramen Broth
The key to making the perfect ramen broth is in the balance of flavors. Here are a few tips to help you perfect your broth:
- Use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts for a richer flavor.
- Sauté the aromatics (garlic, onion, ginger) before adding the broth.
- Let the broth simmer for at least 20 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
- Taste the broth and adjust the seasoning (salt, pepper, sugar) to your liking.
- If the broth is too thick, add more chicken broth or water to thin it out.
Adding Toppings to Your Creamy Chicken Ramen
While this creamy chicken ramen is delicious on its own, you can also customize it with your favorite toppings. Here are some ideas to get you started:
· Sliced mushrooms
· Bean sprouts
· Bamboo shoots
· Corn kernels
· Bok choy
· Sliced jalapeños
· Sriracha sauce
· Chili oil
Feel free to experiment with different toppings and find your favorite combination.
How to Store Leftover Ramen
If you have leftovers, store the broth and noodles separately in airtight containers. The broth will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, while the noodles can be stored for up to 5 days. When reheating, bring the broth to a simmer and add the noodles until heated through.
Frequently Asked Questions About Making Ramen
Q: Can I use chicken breasts instead of chicken thighs?
A: Yes, but chicken thighs will give the broth a richer flavor.
Q: Can I use other types of miso paste?
A: Yes, you can use white or red miso paste.
Q: Can I use milk instead of heavy cream?
A: Yes, but the broth won’t be as creamy.
Q: Can I freeze leftover ramen?
A: It’s not recommended to freeze ramen because the noodles may become mushy when reheated.
Conclusion and Final Thoughts
Hope you’ll enjoy this creamy chicken ramen recipe, as much as we do! Remember to balance the flavors in your broth, customize your toppings, and enjoy the process of making your own homemade ramen.