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Japanese Ramen with Chicken

This Japanese Ramen is made with a few simple ingredients: onions, poached egg, shitake, chicken, and a flavorful broth. The easiest, most flavorful ramen you'll ever try, just like you would find at a restaurant. You'll never want to make the store-bought version again!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword chicken, japan, ramen
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings


  • 2 chicken breasts cut into strips
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp mirin
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup fresh shitake mushrooms
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup green onions chopped
  • 2 3 oz packages dried ramen noodles


  1. Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown, about 5-7 minutes. Turn the chicken over and cook for 4-5 more minutes or until thoroughly cooked. Season with salt and pepper. Place cooked chicken on a plate and set aside.

  2. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger and cook for several minutes until fragrant. Stir in soy sauce and mirin. Cook for an additional minute. Add chicken broth, cover, and bring to a rapid boil. Remove the lid and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms. Simmer for another 10 minutes.

  3. Fill a saucepan with enough water to cover two eggs. Bring to a boil. Place the cold eggs into the boiling water and reduce heat to a rapid simmer. Cook eggs for 7 minutes for a very runny yolk or 7 minutes for a more set yolk. While eggs are boiling, prepare an ice bath (a bowl of water and ice cubes). After boiling, gently place eggs in the bath. After a minute or two, peel the eggshell and slice the eggs in half, lengthwise. Set aside.

  4. In the same pan used for the eggs, cook the ramen noodles according to the directions on the package (omit the seasoning). Cook noodles until soft, and divide into two bowls. Add the chicken and broth. Top with green onions, boiled egg and salt and pepper. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Fork Knife Swoon 

If you're in a time crunch, try swapping out the chicken breasts for a few pieces of a rotisserie chicken instead.