Learn how to make Instant Pot Ramen Noodles! Grab your packets of ramen noodles and let's get cooking. Tender chicken, tons of ramen toppings, and loads of top ramen flavor in each bite.
This isn't your classic packet ramen you grew up eating. This is the top ramen recipe you would want to order at your favorite restuarant!
My hot ramen recipe is made in the pressure cooker to simplify dinner time.
Once you make pressure cooker ramen I don't think you will want to make it any other way.
Why You Will Love Instant Pot Ramen Noodles...
- Loaded with flavor
- Homemade broth - not packet seasoning
- Hands off cooking
- Great dinner or lunch
- Tastes like ramen takeout
- chicken tenderloin
- Ramen broth
- ramen noodles
- green onions
- vegetable oil
- bok choy
- soy sauce
- chili oil
- salt and pepper
How to Make
First start by seasoning your chicken. Next, add a little oil into the Instant Pot to sear the chicken. This will add tons of flavor to your chicken.
Add in the ingredients listed in the recipe card along with the liquid and pressure cook for 10 minutes to fully cook the chicken.
Then once the chicken is done, you will remove and shred the chicken. You can use two forks to shred or meat claws.
Next turn the saute mode on. Push your ramen into the broth that is in the pot. Cook on the saute mode until the noodles are softened. Don't overcook.
Finally, dish up the ramen, add in chicken, and your favorite ramen toppings and enjoy.
If you do not eat all of your ramen, you can take any leftovers and place in a sealed container and store in the refrigerator. It will store for 2-3 days.
Then when you want, simply warm up on the stove, in the microwave, or even in the Instant Pot. The noodles will soften a bit when you reheat them, just as a heads up.
Expert Tips and Variations To Recipe
Here are variations and helpful tips for this ramen soup recipe! Feel free to alter how you would like.
- The chicken is optional, but it does offer a lot of flavor to the ramen.
- Use a homemade seasoning blend to make the broth, and discard the packets. It will add so much depth and flavor to the top ramen.
- You can essentially top your ramen with anything you want. From soft boiled eggs to fresh sliced green onions.
- Feel free to make it on the stove in a pot if you do not own an Instant Pot.
- Ramen doesn't freeze well as the noodles will become to soft and mushy once thawed from being frozen.
Ramen is essentially a Japanese soup made with ramen noodle pasta. A savory broth, pasta, and some ramen has meat as chicken added.
Ramen can be cooked in the Instant Pot. You will see in the recipe card in this post all the steps to making ramen noodles at home in your pressure cooker.
With the chicken being cooked as well it will take 15 minutes of cook time to make delicious top ramen in your electric pressure cooker.
Not sure what to add to ramen to make it better? Add in some vegetables into the cooked dish, drizzle with Sriracha, Top with a soft boiled egg, etc. All of these items will add dimension and flavor to the ramen.
Since ramen is pasta, and contains a fair amount of sodium, it is good to eat ramen in moderation. Adding in other vegetables and such helps add fiber and nutrients to the dish.
Ramen is not gluten free. You will find the pasta is made with gluten. Now, you can look at your local store and buy a gluten free pasta that is ramen to swap out if you would like.
Depending on the brand you buy will vary if the dish is vegan. You also will have to leave some of the ingredients out of this recipe. Or swap with a vegetarian alternative to make it a vegan-friendly ramen noodle.
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