Simple Shiitake Mushroom Chicken Ramen recipe – I use chicken bone broth and brown rice ramen for this easy homemade noodle soup!
- 2 Organic Lotus Millet & Brown Rice Ramen cakes (can sub any ramen)
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil (or EVOO)
- 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, sliced and stems removed
- 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs (2–3 thighs)
- 1/2 teaspoon each sea salt/ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 4 cups chicken bone broth
- 1 1/2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
Toppings: cilantro, lime juice, bean sprouts, soft or hard boiled egg, scallions (green onions), chili sauce
- Cook ramen noodles according to package directions and set aside. If using brown rice ramen, be sure to leave the noodles sitting in a small amount of cold water to avoid sticking while the chicken and broth are cooked.
- In a small bowl, mix salt, pepper, garlic powder, ground ginger, and chili powder. Place thighs and seasoning mix in a medium bowl and use tongs to mix until seasoning coats the chicken evenly.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat in a large deep skillet or Dutch oven. Add shiitake mushrooms and minced garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from pan and set aside.
- In the same pan, add remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Add chicken thighs and cook over medium heat for 5-6 minutes, until they begin to brown. Flip and cook for another 5 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside. There should be brown bits from the chicken left in the pan. Cut the chicken into strips once cooled.
- To the same hot pan over medium heat, add 1 cup of chicken broth and use a wooden spoon to scrape the bits from the bottom of the pan as they loosen (see notes below). After about 60 seconds, add remaining broth and soy sauce. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Assemble your noodle bowls: add noodles, mushrooms, chicken, cover with 2 cups of broth and add toppings.
Deglazing questions? I like this article from The Kitchn – When and How to Deglaze a Pan.
PREP: You can make all the individual parts (mushrooms, broth, chicken) and store in the fridge for up to 4 days. Assemble later!
This recipe is part of my Pantry Clean Out Challenge for April 2017! Nutrition information does not include egg or other toppings.
- Serving Size: 1/2 prepared ingredients
- Calories: 613
- Sugar: 3g
- Fat: 19g
- Carbohydrates: 61g
- Protein: 48g