Easy Miso-Chicken Ramen

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Warm up a chilly evening with this healthy chicken-and-vegetable ramen noodle bowl recipe. For a little spice, top with hot sauce, such as Sriracha. Look for dried curly Chinese-style noodles near other Asian ingredients in most well-stocked supermarkets. For a substitute, try whole-wheat angel hair pasta and cook for a few minutes longer.

Easy Miso-Chicken Ramen
photographer: Peter Ardito
Nutritionist Tested & Approved

Time: 30 minutes

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil , divided

  • 1 bunch scallions, sliced, white and green parts separated

  • 4 cloves garlic , minced

  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger

  • 4 cups water

  • 3 tablespoons white miso (see Tip)

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs , trimmed, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 8 cups chopped bok choy

  • 4 ounces dried Chinese noodles, broken in half

  • 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms , stemmed and sliced (2 cups sliced)

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add scallion whites, garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add water, miso, soy sauce and the remaining 1 tablespoon oil; bring to a boil. Stir in chicken, bok choy, noodles and mushrooms. Cover and return to a boil. Uncover, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring, until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Serve sprinkled with the scallion greens.

Tip: In this warming ramen-noodle bowl, miso—a fermented soybean paste—adds a deep, rich umami flavor. Look for mild-flavored white (sweet) miso, made with soy and rice, near tofu at well-stocked supermarkets. It will keep in the refrigerator for at least a year.

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size
about 2 cups
33 g
16 g
Saturated Fat
3 g
28 g
76 mg
Dietary Fiber
7 g
842 mg
729 mg
4 servings
about 2 cups each
1 1/2 starch
1 vegetable
3 lean meat
1 1/2 fat
Vitamin A
122% daily value
Vitamin C
68% dv
Iron and Potassium
24% dv

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