Disclosure: “This Ramen Bowl post was sponsored by Mizkan Vinegars, and I am part of the Forward Influence Network. However, all opinions expressed are my own.”
If you’re looking for comfort food as a lunch option, check out my Homemade Ramen Bowl with Chicken! It’s so tasty!
Homemade Ramen Bowl with Chicken
If you haven’t cooked yet with Ramen, you may be missing out on a delicious and easy comfort food option.
I recently made up these easy Homemade Ramen Bowls with some fresh veggies and chicken, and let me tell you, it’s a hearty lunch and such a welcome switch from my usual sandwich or salad! See the ingredients and recipe below.
One thing you do not want to skip on when making this Ramen Bowl and other Japanese-inspired foods is your Rice Vinegar. This adds a unique flavor and will actually change the flavor of the finished product. So substituting would not be something I recommend.
I was excited to try out Mizkan Sweet Cooking Seasoning and Mizkan Natural Rice Vinegar.
As a little background on Mizkan, it is a Rice Vinegar Brand in Japan. Rice Vinegar is a kitchen staple in Japanese cuisine. It has a pungent smell and a very specific taste when it’s added to food, if you haven’t tried it before.
Japanese recipes are beautiful and look so simple on the plate, but the recipes themselves may be a little intimidating at first if you’re not familiar with certain ingredients.
You don’t have to worry, since you can easily add the flavors of Japan to your dish just by adding Mizkan Rice Vinegar. You will be surprised at how easily authentic Japanese dishes can be made right at home. I had to say I was surprised at the difference in flavors, when I first started using authentic Rice Vinegar as called for in recipes (rather than a substitute I had in the pantry). Rice Vinegar is definitely a secret ingredient for Japanese dishes at home.
More info on Mizkan Rice Vinegars:
- Mizkan has recently been launched in the US, so you may start seeing it in stores now! It is the #1 Rice Vinegar and Ponzu brand in Japan.
- You can add Mizkan to hot or cold dishes. Learn more about Mizkan Natural Rice Vinegar here if you’re interested!
- Some ideas for paring include making sushi, marinading meats, as a salad dressing, or to add to bowls such as this Homemade Ramen Bowl.
- Has Zero fat and no calories.
- Mirin is one type of Japanese staple condiment. It has sweet, sour and some bitter flavors. You can learn more about Mizkan Mirin here if you’re unfamiliar with it. Mirin is used in homemade Teriyaki sauce, meat braising, for miso soup and udon noodle bowls, and more.
- You can find both Mizkan products at their store locator here.
- Mizkan vinegars and sauces are the secret ingredients to help you easily create Japanese foods and flavors at home.
Making Your Ramen Bowl:
Just gather your ingredients together before you start cooking. Since the ramen bowl cooks quickly, it’s best to have ingredients measured out and ready.
I used fresh veggies to give this comfort food some fresh and healthy flavors.
Traditonal Japanese cuisine offers a lot in the way of vegetables and simple proteins, so be sure to use fresh produce to keep the flavors authentic.
After your veggies are chopped, just cook the ramen on the stove-top and add to a soup bowl with your grilled chicken, and top with the chopped fresh veggies.
This ramen bowl is so good! It’s great for any time of year since it’s served hot, with the cool veggies to balance it out.
The best part for me is that this dish is not bad for you! The ramen does contain some salt and carbs, but it’s not overwhelming since you’re also getting protein and fiber from the veggies and chicken. This small bowl goes a long way toward keeping you full.
For a special occasion or to get the authentic Japanese cuisine feel, serve in a large soup bowl with chopsticks.
Some ideas for this Ramen Noodle bowl are for lunch, to serve with teriyaki chicken or gyoza sides, or as a fun way to get the kids in the kitchen and explore Japanese cuisine.
Have fun with this recipe and enjoy!
Print Your Ramen Bowl Recipe Here
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 2 cups chicken stock (I use unsalted)
- 1 tsp of minced garlic
- 1/2 tablespoons of grated or chopped ginger
- 1 1/2 tbsp of rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp of soy sauce
- Cilantro - fresh
- Mushrooms, fresh (any type)
- Green Bell Pepper
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 packs Ramen noodles (unseasoned)
- 1/4 tbsp of butter
Pre heat oven to 400°. Melt butter in oven safe pan over medium high heat. While butter is melting salt and pepper chicken.
Brown chicken 5 minutes each side. Put pan in oven until chicken is cooked (about 10 minutes depending on the size of your chicken) set aside to rest when done.
Pour chicken stock in a pot. Add spices, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar, and soy sauce. Whisk.
Bring to boil then reduce to simmer for 5-10 minutes, whisking occasionally.
Bring to boil and add Ramen and cook until done, 1-3 minutes. We use the packets of Ramen Noodles and just throw away the seasoning packet.
To plate, slice chicken into thin slices. Add sliced fresh mushrooms, bell peppers, and garnish with cilantro and chives. Omit herbs if desired. Add ramen and soup to bowl and top with chicken and vegetables.
You may add any fresh vegetables you wish! Other ideas are sliced carrots, red onion, and red bell pepper.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 514 Total Fat: 19g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 11mg Sodium: 2578mg Carbohydrates: 67g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 7g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 18g