Chicken noodle soup with a ramen flair! This Ramen Chicken Noodle Soup will quickly become your go-to twist on the traditional chicken noodle soup recipe. Top with a soft-boiled egg and dinner is served!
Chicken soup does not have to be boring or bland! Whether it’s this ramen chicken noodle soup or this slow cooker chicken noodle soup, this chicken quinoa soup, or even this slow cooker chicken pot pie soup, you’ll only find delicious and flavorful soups here.
Chicken Noodle Soup with a Ramen Flair!
This chicken noodle soup is inspired by one of our favorite takeout meals: RAMEN. And to make things even better, this recipe is truly a one-pot meal — meaning you cook everything in one pot on the stovetop, and don’t need to prep any of the ingredients elsewhere.
This ramen chicken noodle soup recipe fuses classic chicken noodle soup ingredients like chicken, celery, and carrot with an Asian flair using ingredients such as ramen noodles, coconut milk, and Thai green curry paste.
Not only will we teach you how to make this soup, but we’ll walk ya through how to freeze it for later (no mushy noodles allowed!).
Ramen Chicken Noodle Soup Ingredients
These soup ingredients pack a punch from a nutritional and flavor standpoint. Get ready to round up the following ingredients to whip up this soup:
- Celery stalks
- Yellow onion
Spices and Flavorings
- Minced garlic
- Red pepper
- Chicken broth
- Full-fat coconut milk
- Soy sauce
- Green curry paste (or red if you prefer that!)
- Fresh ground ginger
- Fresh ground lemongrass
- Chicken breast: this goes right into the pot raw, and will cook as your veggies cook. So easy!
- Ramen noodles: you’ll keep these separate til your Asian chicken noodle soup is cooked, and you’re about ready to serve!
- Sliced green onion
- Soft boiled egg (learn how to perfectly boil eggs HERE!)
- Extra squeeze of lime
- Dash of hot sauce (we love Franks, Sriracha and Siete hot sauces!)
How to Freeze Ramen Chicken Noodle Soup
Noodle soups don’t always get along with the freezer! But we aren’t telling you that you can’t freeze this Asian chicken noodle soup, but you should take some precautions.
When you freeze soup with noodles, the noodles tend to soak up all the moisture and then start to disintegrate into the broth during the freezing process.
Prepare your noodle soup recipe just as you normally would, but leave the ramen noodles out! Freeze the base of the soup with everything except the noodles.
When you thaw the soup and are ready to eat it, heat the soup on the stovetop and add the ramen noodles and let them quickly cook! Your soup will be ready to eat before you know it.
How to Freeze Soup & Chili
Learn how to freeze soup and chili with this easy How to Freeze Soup tutorial. We’ll share all of our tips and tricks to perfect freezer soup.
Ramen Chicken Noodle Soup
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 8 medium carrots diced
- 8 large celery stalks diced
- 1/2 medium yellow onion finely diced
- 8 oz. mushrooms chopped into large chunks
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1 medium red pepper finely diced
- 8 cups chicken broth
- 1 15-oz. can full-fat coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 tablespoon green curry paste or red
- 2 tablespoon fresh ginger paste or grated fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoon fresh lemongrass paste or 2-3 in. lemongrass stalk
- 1.5 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast
- 4 green onions sliced
- 1 medium lime sliced
- 8 oz. Japanese-style ramen noodles
- Optional Add-Ins
- Soft boiled egg
- Heat a large pot over medium/high heat. Add olive oil.
- When olive oil is fragrant, add carrots, celery, and onion to the pot. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
- Add mushrooms, garlic, and red pepper to the pot and saute veggies for an additional 2-3 minutes.
- Next, add chicken broth, coconut milk, soy sauce, curry paste, ginger, and lemongrass to the pot and whisk everything together until combined.
- Finally, place chicken breast into the pot and make sure it is submerged into the liquid. Bring to a boil.
- Turn heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
- While soup is simmering, prepare ramen noodles by following the instructions on the package.
- When ramen noodles are done cooking, rinse with cold water and set aside.
- Remove chicken breast from the pot, shred it, and add it right back into the pot.
- Add lime slices and green onions to the soup.
- If serving the soup immediately, add ramen noodles to the pot, bring soup to another boil, and then serve.
- If meal prepping the soup or eating it later, store ramen noodles separate from the soup and combine the soup and noodles right before serving.
Is the lemongrass powder? Thanks!
Hi Ali — thanks for catching this! It should actually be fresh lemongrass paste or 2-3 in. of a fresh lemongrass stalk. We’ve updated the recipe to reflect this!
I always think chicken noodle soup is missing something and this recipe is the answer. I’ve made it several times and it is delicious, I have doubled the veggies and kept the same amount of broth for a heartier soup and it works great. I love extra lime squeezed in right before serving.
One of my family’s favorite soup recipes! I love that is has so many veggies too!
Love this soup. I’ve got a really picky family and all loved it- even my 89-year-old grandmother who doesn’t like much! Making it again today by request. 😊
WOW! I call that a WIN.
I am not a chicken noodle soup fan (it’s so bland) but I really liked this recipe! It is so healthy and super flavorful—much more so than your standard broth-based soup.
I do have to say that I’ve noticed a lot of the recipes lately have been higher in calories (and make more servings) than I’m used to seeing on your site. I used a can of reduced fat coconut milk and only 1 tbsp of oil. I bet you can’t notice the difference, and it cuts a significant calories per serving and boosts the ratio of protein per serving.
Hey Lauren! I’m so glad you love this recipe! We actually don’t develop recipes based on caloric intake. We strive to use whole, real ingredients when possible, while still creating a balanced recipe. You can always use your own swaps just like you did if you are looking to reduce calories!
What if you’re not a curry fan? Is there something else I can use instead?
You can always just omit the curry paste. It’s still quite delicious!