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Ramen Noodle Stir Fry

This Ramen noodle stir fry recipe is a quick and easy weekday meal with chicken, fresh vegetables, and the best peanut sauce. BONUS: You can use any kind of veggies that you have on hand, and leftovers are great hot or cold!

Ramen Noodle Stir Fry with Chicken and vegetables in sauce with a fork on the side.

Ramen Noodle Stir Fry

Welcome to one of my favorite easy weekday meals! I have been making this recipe for years, I just love the simple combination of flavors and how easy it comes together.

This makes a great make-ahead lunch for work or school that you can enjoy warm or cold! And the vegetable options are unlimited, use anything that you have on hand. 😉

How to Make It

See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.

Combine peanut sauce ingredients in a medium bowl. Use 1/3 cup of it and marinade diced chicken in it while you measure out remaining ingredients. 

Sauté the chicken in peanut oil for about 7 minutes, or until cooked through. Set aside.

A bowl of peanut sauce next to a plate of cooked chicken for stir fry.

Sauté the vegetables in peanut oil until cooked through and slightly softened. Add the cooked chicken and stir to combine. A skillet with sautéed vegetables with cooked chicken being added on top.

Add the Ramen noodles and the remaining peanut sauce. Stir to combine. Garnish with green onions and roughly chopped peanuts if desired and serve!

A skillet with sauteed vegetables topped with Ramen Noodles before and after being mixed together.

Pro Tips

  • Olive oil can be used instead of peanut oil if needed.
  • A variety of additional ingredients work well in this, other options include: Snap Peas, Mushrooms, Green Beans, Cauliflower, Bean Sprouts, Almonds, Cashews, Pork, Beef.
  • To make this recipe without peanut sauce: feel free to check out my easy chicken stir fry recipe. You can directly substitute that sauce for this one.
  • Water can be used instead of chicken broth in this recipe, but I like the depth of flavor from the broth!

Storage

  • Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months. 
  • Leftover stir fry does freeze well. It’s really important to ensure that you don’t overcook the ramen to prevent the noodles from becoming mushy.

A white plate with Ramen Noodle Stir Fry with chicken and sauce.

Tools For This Recipe

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  • Wok- These conduct heat so well and are perfect for making stir fry, chow mein, etc.
  • 8-inch Chef’s Knife– This is the one I have, I love it.
  • Cutting Boards- I love having assorted sizes. (One for the meat, one for the veggies, etc.)

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Ramen Noodle Stir Fry on a white plate with chicken and vegetables in sauce.

Ramen Noodle Stir Fry

5 from 3 ratings
This Ramen noodle stir fry is a quick and easy weekday meal with chicken and the most delicious peanut sauce. BONUS: The vegetables you use can be customized based on what you have at home!

Ingredients

Peanut Sauce

  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Stir Fry

  • 2-3 Tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 lb. boneless chicken breast
  • Salt/Pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup baby carrots, julienned
  • ½ small yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 stick celery
  • 1 sliced bell pepper, red/green or both
  • 3 oz. Ramen Noodles, (1 package)

Garnishes

  • Green Onions
  • Roughly chopped peanuts

Instructions

  • Make the Sauce: Add the peanut sauce ingredients to a medium bowl and stir until combined. (A little texture is okay.) Transfer 1/3 cup of the sauce to a quart freezer bag and set the rest of the sauce aside.
  • Marinade the Chicken: Pat the chicken completely dry and cut into bite-sized pieces. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to the bag with the peanut sauce. Seal out the air and ensure the chicken gets completely coated. Set it aside while you measure out the remaining ingredients.
  • Cook the Chicken: Heat 2 tablespoons peanut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and use a silicone spatula to toss the chicken occasionally as it cooks. Set aside once cooked through, about 7 minutes.
  • Boil Water for the Ramen: Note- there is no need to include the seasoning packet when cooking the ramen. It can be saved for another recipe or discarded.
    Begin boiling a small saucepan of water for the ramen so that it’s ready when you’re finishing the stir fry. Cook the ramen for no more than 1 ½ - 2 minutes, use a timer. Drain well once cooked and let all of the steam escape.
  • Make the Stir Fry: Add a little more oil to the skillet if needed. Add the broccoli and carrots and cook over medium-high for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the onions and celery and cook for 1 more minute. Add the bell peppers and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the chicken back and toss to combine.
  • Add the Ramen and Sauce: Once the vegetables are softened to your liking, reduce heat to low and add the drained ramen, followed by the remaining peanut sauce. Use kitchen tongs and toss to coat and combine. Garnish with green onions and/or roughly chopped peanuts and serve!

Notes

Pro Tips:
  • Olive oil can be used instead of peanut oil if needed.
  • A variety of additional ingredients work well in this, other options include: Snap Peas, Mushrooms, Green Beans, Cauliflower, Bean Sprouts, Almonds, Cashews, Pork, Beef.
  • To make this recipe without peanut sauce: feel free to check out my easy chicken stir fry recipe. You can directly substitute that sauce for this one.
  • Water can be used instead of chicken broth in this recipe, but I like the depth of flavor from the broth!

Storage:
  • Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months. 
  • Leftover stir fry does freeze well. It's really important to ensure that you don't overcook the ramen to prevent the noodles from becoming mushy.

Nutrition

Calories: 408kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 36mg, Sodium: 1277mg, Potassium: 742mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 5654IU, Vitamin C: 84mg, Calcium: 62mg, Iron: 3mg

 

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17 comments on “Ramen Noodle Stir Fry”

  1. CC Stephanie you never disappoint. A added califlower rice instead of noodles. It came out delicious. I doubled the sauce. Thank you my friend 

  2. Very tasty. I don’t like peanut butter so I was a little unsure but it’s not over powering so I actually like it! Healthy and quick 

    • I’m so happy to hear this Madison! It’s so funny because my husband doesn’t care for peanut sauce but he pretty much said the same thing you did. It’s not over-powering in this and he actually likes it! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment and leave a review!❤️

  3. What hot sauce works best with this dish? Siracha?

  4. When boiling the ramem noodles…do you add the seasoning packet?

  5. Looks delicious, however my Husband dislikes broccoli.   Would I be able to substitute it for cauliflower?
    Thanks, Fran

  6. Love love your content! I find your recipes so easy to follow for a non cook like myself!  
    I would like to know however, how do I know how many servings each recipe renders?
    Thank You

    • Hi Brenda! Thanks so much for the wonderful comments. I appreciate your support so much!❤️ To find the serving sizes you can scroll to the bottom of the post where the recipe card is. I list the prep time, cook time, and serving sizes there 😃

  7. This is a GREAT recipe to use up all my leftover fridge veggies!!! My kids all LOVE Ramen and they tell me they could live off of it every night. Occasionally, I take them up on it and let them have it if I can add some nutrition to the mix. I get an easy meal night, and they get their beloved noodles. LOVE the peanut sauce in this recipe. It’ll be my go-to recipe for many busy workweek nights ahead!!!! Thank you!!!

    • Hi Kristi! It’s definitely a great way to use up some veggies you have in the fridge. This is one of the meals I make to get my daughter eating vegetables! Thanks so much for the great comments and for taking the time to leave a review!😃

  8. This was delicious. I added snap peas and almonds and the whole family loved it. My husband isn’t a big fan of peanut sauce but even he enjoyed this. Thanks for the recipe.

    • I’m so happy to hear that Dottie! My husband isn’t a big peanut sauce fan but he loves this stir fry. Adding almonds is a great call! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review!❤️

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