Craving a bowl of comforting ramen but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen? Look no further than this viral Instant Pot Chicken Ramen recipe.
Packed with savory goodness, this dish is not only convenient but also customizable to suit your taste buds.
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Let’s face it, the days are shorter, and colder. And sometimes, you just don’t want to go through the elaborate steps of making dinner from scratch.
This Instant Pot Chicken Ramen can be on the table in practically no time, and is a great way to use up leftovers and some of those pantry staples that you always have on hand.
Instant Pot Chicken Ramen Recipe
- 1 pound chicken thighs, cooked and chopped
- 15 oz bag stir-fry veggies
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 packages ramen noodles
- 2 packets ramen seasoning
- 1 soft boiled egg per person
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Prepare Ingredients:
- Cook and chop the chicken thighs.
- Gather stir-fry veggies, soy sauce, chicken stock, brown sugar, minced garlic, ramen noodles, ramen seasoning, eggs, salt, and pepper.
- Instant Pot Setup:
- Combine soy sauce, chicken stock, minced garlic, brown sugar, salt, pepper, and ramen seasoning in the Instant Pot.
- Add Ingredients to Instant Pot:
- Include cooked and chopped chicken thighs, stir-fry veggies, and ramen noodles in the Instant Pot.
- Stir and Seal:
- Stir the ingredients well.
- Close the Instant Pot lid and set the valve to Sealed.
- Select the Manual (or Pressure Cook) setting and cook on High Pressure for 8 minutes.
- Quick Release:
- Use the Quick Release setting to release the pressure.
- Carefully open the Instant Pot lid.
- Serve the ramen in bowls, adding one egg per person on top.
- Let the heat from the ramen cook the egg slightly as you mix it into the hot broth.
- Adjust seasoning if necessary and savor your homemade Instant Pot Chicken Ramen!
Additional Instant Pot Recipes
- Instant Pot Pork Carnitas
- Instant Pot Classic Cheesecake
- Instant Pot Spiked Cranberry Sauce
- Instant Pot Cocoa Spice Rubbed Pork Roast
Instant Pot Chicken Ramen Tips
You can save time on busy days by chopping the veggies and cooking the chicken in advance. Store them in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Customize Your Veggies
Feel free to switch up the stir-fry veggies based on your preferences. Mushrooms, bok choy, spinach, or bean sprouts are excellent choices.
If you prefer a poached egg instead of a soft-boiled one, you can poach the egg separately and add it to the ramen when serving.
Spice it Up
Add a dash of your favorite hot sauce, sriracha, or red pepper flakes if you enjoy a bit of heat in your ramen.
Sprinkle chopped green onions, cilantro, or sesame seeds on top for an extra burst of flavor and freshness.
Instant Pot Ramen Variations
Swap chicken with beef slices, pork, or tofu for a different protein option. It’s a great way to use up leftovers.
If you have the time, or have some homemade chicken broth put away, consider making your chicken broth from scratch for an even richer flavor.
Use gluten-free soy sauce and rice noodles to make this recipe suitable for those with gluten sensitivities.
Replace traditional ramen noodles with spiralized zucchini or shirataki noodles for a low-carb alternative.
Add Seaweed or Nori
Enhance the umami flavor by adding a sheet of nori or some seaweed flakes to the broth.
With this simple yet flavorful Instant Pot Chicken Ramen recipe, you can enjoy the goodness of homemade ramen without the fuss. Customize the ingredients to your liking and treat yourself to a bowl of comfort. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a cozy weekend meal, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your household. Try it out, and let your taste buds thank you.