Chicken Ramen Noodles made easier in the crockpot! These Slow Cooker Ramen Noodles may be simple in preparation, but they’re completely packed with flavor!
This is one of our most popular recipes (originally posted May 9, 2016), so I’ve updated it to include a how-to video! Enjoy!
One of the things I missed most about the Midwest was thunderstorms. ☔
Obviously, it rained in Seattle, but thunderstorms were few and far between. Liiike whenever it stormed, it was big news the next day at work. lololol 😂
That being said, I never really felt we got those cold, rainy, spring days where you wanted to curl up with a blanket and watch movies all day while listening to the thunder rumble in the background.
Now that we’re back in the Midwest in the spring, I’m anxiously awaiting all the storms.
Mainly, because that means I get to curl up with a bowl of these Slow Cooker Ramen Noodles and watch movies with Trevor and Teddy.
Spring thunderstorm perfection, amiright?
These Slow Cooker Ramen Noodles are crazy easy to make, ridiculously tasty, and overall not too shabby in regards to being a healthy-ish meal!
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait until the next thunderstorm hits, and this time, I’ll for sure be prepared with these Slow Cooker Ramen Noodles.
Can I be real with you for a second? While I am completely, utterly, absolutely head over heels in love with Mexican food and Cinco de Mayo. . . we actually celebrated it on May 4th, so on May 5th, we were actually eating these Slow Cooker Ramen Noodles. 🙈
While Mexican food may be my all time favorite for now, Asian inspired foods are slowly creeping their way to the top.
Crockpot Thai Chicken Curry? Gimme.
Roasted Red Chili Tilapia? I want it all.
Easy Mongolian Beef? Oh heck yes!
Now, we’ve got Slow Cooker Ramen Noodles. Also, can we talk about how I always put some form of egg on like half of the Asian recipes on SMTY? Ummmm hellooooo Thai Peanut Noodles, One Pot Asian Noodle Soup, and Easy Asian Noodles. 😂 There’s just something about Asian flavors with an ooey egg yolk that just speaks to me.
These ramen noodles are no exception and let me tell you, I have three main reasons why I seriously ♡ this recipe.
#1: My crockpot is involved. ‘Nough said.
#2: Asian flavors. Liiiike I’m a teeny bit obsessed.
#3: SO. DARN. EASY. yet so ridiculously full of flavor.
Wanna hear how easy, because I’m about ready to tell you alllll about it….
What kind of seasonings do you put in ramen noodles?
You’d be surprised that such a flavor bomb recipe has very simple seasonings: just ground ginger and black pepper!
What are the ingredients in chicken ramen noodles?
Other than ginger and black pepper, the ingredients are:
- Chicken breasts
- Yellow onion
- Chicken broth
- Soy sauce
- Seasoned rice vinegar
- Unsweetened soy milk
- Sliced mushrooms
What kind of noodles do you use for ramen?
Today we’re using the dry packets of ramen noodles – the kind with the seasoning packets! Easy. Peasy. And easy to find!
How do you make the best ramen noodles?
It’s WAY easier than you think and while this may not be the most “traditional” 😉 , I promise you, these are the best!
Place all the ingredients (minus the noodles) into your crockpot and cook for about 3 hours. Throw the noodles in for 5 minutes, and wham bam thank you ma’am, you’re done!
That’s it! Super simple, but I’m telling you, packed with flavor.
It’s salty from the soy, a little tangy from the vinegar, plus you can’t go wrong with a little ginger and black pepper. It’s full of tender chicken and noodles and I’m telling you, you MUST top this with #allthetoppings.
My favorites are thinly sliced jalapeno, a runny soft boiled egg, cilantro, and green onions.
GAH!! Just go and make these Slow Cooker Ramen Noodles ASAP! 🙂
Do you want to see more Asian recipes on the blog? Show Me the Yummy!
PS – If you said yes to the above question, you’re in luck, because tomorrow I’m sharing a recipe for Slow Cooker Honey Sriracha Chicken! Two slow cooker Asian inspired recipes in a row? Heck yes!
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts* raw
- 1/2 yellow onion diced
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened soy or almond milk
- 1 (4 oz) package sliced mushrooms
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 (3 oz) packets ramen noodles seasonings discarded
- 4 large eggs soft boiled*
- Drizzle of sesame oil
- Sesame seeds
- Crushed red peppers
- Sliced jalapeños
- Sliced carrots
- sliced green onions
- chopped cilantro
- Grease your crockpot.
- Place chicken, onion, garlic, broth, soy sauce, vinegar, milk, mushrooms, ginger, and pepper into crockpot.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 3 hours.
- After 3 hours remove chicken and let rest on a cutting board while you up the heat to HIGH on your crockpot and stir in the ramen noodles.
- Cover and let cook for about 5 minutes, or until they're done to your liking.
- Thinly slice the chicken and stir it back into the broth.
- Taste and re-season if necessary.
- Serve with optional toppings and enjoy!
*Nutritional information does not include additional toppings (eggs, spinach, etc).
**Highly recommended toppings 🙂 Not sure how to soft boil an egg? Place 4 large eggs in a medium sized sauce pan. Fill pan with cold water making sure that the water comes about an inch above the eggs. Stir in 1 tablespoon of baking soda. Bring to a boil over high heat. Let boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat, cover, and let cook for about 3-4 minutes (you may need to play around with timing until you find your version of the perfect egg). Drain, peel, and enjoy!