Chicken Ramen Bowl - Japanese Special


Ramen bowls are all the rage, and I’ve been dying to try this at home, especially now that the holiday hoopla is over and I’m setting my sights on eating whole. I never skimp on flavor, even when I’m eating light. This dish is a total flavor bomb, filled with a rich broth, tender meat, and noodles, all topped with a seven-minute egg — my new favorite thing in the world. My family went nuts for this; it’s complex, easy, and satisfying. You don’t have to make the egg, but I think it’s so worth it.

Recipe Works

Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 35 mins

Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins

Servings: 4


2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

1 medium onion, thinly sliced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger

½ cup rice vinegar, or to taste

½ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

2 tablespoons oyster sauce

2 tablespoons mirin

1 tablespoon fish sauce

1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce

4 cups low-sodium chicken broth

1 cup water

¾ pound baby bok choy, quartered lengthwise

1 cooked chicken breast, shredded

3 (3 ounce) packages dried ramen noodles

4 eggs

1 jalapeño pepper, sliced, or to taste

2 green onions, chopped, or to taste

¼ cup chopped cilantro, or to taste

How to Make Chicken Ramen Bowl

Step 1

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté until starting to soften, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and ginger; cook about 30 seconds more. Add rice vinegar, soy sauce, oyster sauce, mirin, fish sauce, and Sriracha sauce; stir to combine. Add chicken broth and water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. Stir in bok choy and chicken; simmer gently until bok choy is just tender, about 2 minutes. Cover and keep warm.

Step 2

Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Add ramen noodles and return to a boil. Cook, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until noodles are tender yet firm to the bite, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain noodles and drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon oil to prevent sticking.

Step 3

While the ramen is cooking, fill a pot with enough water to cover the eggs and bring to a boil. Gently lower eggs into the boiling water and cook until yolks are barely set, about 7 minutes.

Step 4

Fill a large bowl with ice water. Transfer eggs to the ice bath to stop the cooking process; let sit about 3 minutes. Drain eggs, carefully peel away the shells, and slice in half.

Step 5

Divide ramen between four bowls. Add broth, then top with jalapeño, green onions, cilantro, and soft boiled egg halves. Serve immediately.