15-Minute Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry with Ramen Noodles — Don’t call for takeout when you can make this EASY Asian stir fry in minutes!! HEALTHIER and faster than takeout and great for busy weeknights!!
Healthy Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry
The next time you’re tempted to call for Asian takeout, put down you phone and make this ramen noodle stir-fry instead. It’s so easy, ready in 15 minutes, and layered with Asian-inspired flavors. It’s healthier than what you’d get in a restaurant, you’re in charge of the ingredients, and it will make you forget about that takeout.
I cooked the chicken in a mixture of sesame and olive oils before adding broccoli, red peppers, baby carrots, and bamboo shoots. Later, I added cooked ramen noodles, green onions, and sesame seeds.
I made sure not to overcook the vegetables so they stayed perfectly crisp-tender. Nobody wants to bite into a piece of mushy broccoli, so less is more when it comes to cooking vegetables in a stir-fry. Those crunchy veggies are the perfect contrast to the tender noodles.
The beauty is that all the ingredients for this ramen stir-fry are readily available in any grocery store and many of them you probably already have in your produce drawer just waiting to be used!
What’s in Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry?
To make this healthy chicken stir-fry (and the irresistible chicken stir-fry sauce!), you’ll need:
- Chicken-flavored ramen
- Sesame oil
- Olive oil
- Chicken breasts
- Broccoli florets
- Red bell pepper
- Baby corn
- Bamboo shoots
- Soy sauce
- Rice vinegar
- Chili garlic sauce
- Ground ginger
- Green onions
- Sesame seeds
- Salt and pepper
How to Make Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry
Add the oils to a skillet and cook the diced chicken until mostly cooked through. Then, add in the veggies and bamboo shoots and cover to steam until crisp-tender.
After the chicken and veggies are done, add in two packages of cooked ramen noodles. Discard the seasoning packets, aka salt bombs, and cook the noodles in plain water.
Cook the mixture for another few minutes, or until the chicken stir-fry sauce is heated through. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions.
Here’s a video on how to make chicken and vegetable stir-fry:
Can I Use Another Type of Noodle?
Absolutely! I’ve made this chicken noodle stir-fry with thin spaghetti noodles in the past and it tastes just as delicious. Any thin noodle should work in this chicken and vegetable stir-fry.
Can I Use Chicken Thighs?
Yes, chicken thighs or even ground chicken will work in this ramen noodle stir-fry. Just keep in mind that ground chicken may have a different cook time than diced chicken breasts or thighs.
Tips for Making Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry
To add authentic Asian flavor as well as a bit of heat, I used both soy sauce, ginger, and chili garlic sauce. I used 3 heaping tablespoons and we thought the dish had slight heat after you’ve eaten a whole serving but if you’re more sensitive to spices than we are, I would start with 1 or 2 tablespoons. You can always add more later.
The great thing about stir-fries are that they are very flexible based on what you have on hand and enjoy. Use them as a way to clean out the mishmash of veggies in your produce drawer.
Rather than using the vegetables I used, you can incorporate mushrooms, sugar snap peas, carrots, onions, or your favorites. Add water chestnuts rather than bamboo shoots or baby corn.
Or play around with the sauces. Swap teriyaki sauce for soy sauce or try sweet chili sauce rather than chili garlic sauce.
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15-Minute Chicken, Vegetable, and Ramen Noodle Stir Fry
Don't call for takeout when you can make this EASY chicken and vegetable stir-fry in minutes!! HEALTHIER and faster than takeout and great for busy weeknights!!
- two 3-ounce packages chicken-flavored ramen, discard seasoning packets
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, diced into bite-sized pieces
- 3 to 4 cups broccoli florets
- 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and diced small
- one 14.5-ounce can baby corn, drained and halved if necessary
- one 8-ounce can bamboo shoots, drained
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce, plus more if desired
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 to 3 tablespoons chili garlic sauce, or to taste
- 1 to 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 3 to 4 green onions, trimmed and sliced into thin rounds
- sesame seeds, optional for garnishing
- salt and pepper, optional and to taste
- Cook noodles according to package directions, drain, and set aside. While noodles are cooking, move on to the next step.
- To a very large skillet or wok, add the oils, chicken, and cook over medium high-heat for about 4 minutes, or until chicken is nearly cooked through; flip intermittently to ensure even cooking.
- Add the broccoli, bell peppers, baby corn, bamboo shoots, cover, and allow vegetables to steam for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until just becoming crisp-tender.
- Add the noodles to the skillet, and add the soy sauce, rice vinegar, chili garlic sauce, ginger, and stir to combine to incorporate the noodles and vegetables. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes.
- Evenly sprinkle with the green onions, optional sesame seeds, taste and decide if you need to add salt and pepper or more soy sauce, and serve immediately.
- Stir fry is best fresh but will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 605Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 1204mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 14gSugar: 8gProtein: 49g
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For all you vegetarians out there, you can substitute extra-firm tofu that’s been pressed and cubed for the chicken. The recipe is just as delicious! 5-stars! I absolutely LOVE all your chicken recipes but I just substitute the tofu and every recipe is wonderful!
Thanks for the 5 star review and glad that extra firm tofu worked great here and that you sub it for chicken in all of my chicken recipes – that’s awesome to hear!
Delicious and so easy. I added water chestnuts & sugar snap peas. Can’t wait to make it again. Thanks!!
Thanks for the 5 star review and glad it was delicious and easy for you!
I made this for dinner tonight and it was awesome. I left the garlic chili sauce out since my husband can’t do spice but stirred a spoonful into my dish. We were both very happy and will be making this again soon and often. I knew it would be quick but I was still surprised at how fast everything cooked up.
Thanks for the 5 star review and I’m glad both you and your husband were able to enjoy it (with and without the sauce) and that you will make it again! Yes, a very fast recipe too!
Yum! Great recipe to start the New Year. Pinned!
Thanks for pinning!
I’m always in the mood for anything asian inspired and this stir fry sounds good (made your egg roll bowls yesterday)! Hope you had a nice holiday!
Thanks for letting me know you made the egg roll bowls yesterday and this is another easy Asian-inspired dish. We had a great holiday and hope you did as well!