Slow Cooker Ramen Noodles Recipe

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!

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! showmetheyummy.com #ramennoodles #slowcooker

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!

If you’re looking for more crockpot noodle-y delicious recipes, be sure to check out: slow cooker lo mein, slow cooker mac and cheese, crockpot tomato tortellini soup!

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.

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! showmetheyummy.com #ramennoodles #slowcooker

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.

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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! showmetheyummy.com #ramennoodles #slowcooker

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.

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! showmetheyummy.com #ramennoodles #slowcooker

#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
  • Garlic
  • Chicken broth
  • Soy sauce
  • Seasoned rice vinegar
  • Unsweetened soy milk
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Noodles

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.

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! showmetheyummy.com #ramennoodles #slowcooker

GAH!! Just go and make these Slow Cooker Ramen Noodles ASAP! 🙂

– Jennifer

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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!

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Slow Cooker Ramen Noodles Recipe
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!
Servings: 4 people
Results and timings may vary when adjusting servings
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 10 mins
 
Ingredients
  • 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
Optional for serving
  • 4 large eggs soft boiled*
  • Spinach
  • Drizzle of sesame oil
  • Sesame seeds
  • Crushed red peppers
  • Sliced jalapeños
  • Sliced carrots
  • sliced green onions
  • chopped cilantro
Instructions
  1. Grease your crockpot.
  2. Place chicken, onion, garlic, broth, soy sauce, vinegar, milk, mushrooms, ginger, and pepper into crockpot.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW for 3 hours.
  4. 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.
  5. Cover and let cook for about 5 minutes, or until they're done to your liking.
  6. Thinly slice the chicken and stir it back into the broth.
  7. Taste and re-season if necessary.
  8. Serve with optional toppings and enjoy!
Notes

*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!

 

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Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Ramen Noodles Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 367 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 2685mg 112%
Potassium 871mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 1.9%
Vitamin C 24.4%
Calcium 8%
Iron 18.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Note: Nutritional information is estimated and varies based on products used.
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There is something cozy about spring thunderstorms, huh? I will keep my fingers crossed you guys get a TON this year! 😉 These noodles look like the perfect thing to cuddle up with on the couch! LOVE how easy these are to prepare (Yahhhhs slow cooker), yet how packed with flavor they are! SO much yum, dear! Cheers!

I know what you mean…thunderstorms make you wanna curl up and just chill. And having a big bowl of this doesn’t hurt, either! Looks delicious and totally with ya with the soft boiled egg. I love lots of cilantro and green onion on mine too 🙂

Would LOVE to experience the thunder storms you speak of, but alas I am in San Diego and if just every once in a while we get those wet drops people call rain from the sky, it’s too rare indeed. That would be fun to just sit and listen to them. I was just in Louisiana and it did that once, I loved the noise and kept wanting it to do it again. 🙂
This intrigues me in it’s simplicity and the addition of almond milk, thanks and so happy to have found your site here.

You haven’t lived until hear the rain on a tin roof, we had a farm down in the country, would go down sometime on weekend, and sleep over night, when it would rain, it was sheer heaven to hear the rain on the tin roof, puts you right to sleep every time, you should try it sometime, ( if you can find a house with ONE) ……

Hi Lindsay! I used 2 (3 oz) packets ramen noodles with the seasonings discarded. 🙂 It’s also listed in the recipe box above. 🙂 Hope this helps!

I see that you guys live in Madison; I LOVE that city. If you love all the Asian, there’s some great Asian restaurants on Willy Street – Umami (ramen and buns) and Ha Long Bay (Thai, Vietnamese, and Laotian) are my favorites. Sometimes it’s nice to not cook, even if it is in the slow cooker 😉

Thank you so much for the recommendations, Mylee! I’ve heard both of those restaurants are amazing!!! I’ve been especially dying to go to Ha Long Bay 🙂

Hi Daniela! The soy milk adds a really nice, light creaminess to this. Not necessary, but I love the added flavor and creaminess 🙂

3 hours on low seems like the chicken wouldn’t be done when it comes out of the slow cooker. Most recipes I’ve used recommend 4-8. Am I missing something?

Hi Walter! It will definitely be done 🙂 When you cook chicken for 8 hours, you get shredded chicken. I wanted the chicken to be more intact, so you’d have slices of chicken instead of shreds!

What is the draw to the soft boil egg in Ramen noodles? I’m not a big fan of eggs so I’m wondering how much of a difference does it make in the taste of the soup?

I only had vanilla almond milk so I substituted unsweetened coconut milk. We also used leftover baked chicken with Millet and Brown Rice Ramen from Costco. YUMMY!

In some of the pictures of your soup all dished up I saw a small little whole fish on the top. What type of fish is this? It looks like a smelt, but I am not sure. Do you eat the whole fish……head and all?

Just made this! Super yummy and cost effective recipe! Cilantro and green onions are the perfect garnish. Next time, for another garnish, I’m gonna grate up some carrots for color. Mine turned out pretty heavily onion-y so next time I’ll probably also just use a quarter of the onion instead of half, but that’s up to personal preference. Enjoy!!

Thank you so much Laura! I LOVE garnishing with carrots (that’s what I did in the photos). Definitely depends on the size of your onion, so that makes sense! So happy you loved this! 🙂

You should have been in Las Vegas as we had big ole thunderstorms two nights in a row. Last night was a real light show with it and so close and crackng it almost got scary and we are originally Midwesterners!!!😄 The rain was pounding and running down the streets like crazy and pretty cool!!! The recipe sounds like a real keeper and yes always enjoy a good Asian recipe with the mix! Safe travels!

What milk did you use? Was it really cold? Has it expired? If you used almond milk, did you shake it before? Shouldn’t be a problem, but those are some things that may have happened! 🙂

I made this last night for my family and it was a huge hit. I used my pressure cooker instead of the crockpot and it was done in 15 minutes but the flavors were amazing! Thank you for the recipe.


Hey there 🙂 I was wondering if you could help – this recipe looks awesome and I’m really keen on making it for my partner and I; the only this is that one of us is vegetarian and the other is not. I understand it wouldn’t have quite the same flavour – but would it be possible to omit the chicken from the broth and cook it separately, then add it later?
T.I.A. 🙂 x

Hi, I’m new to cooking in general so I’m pretty lost on most things. Can you give me any recommendations for “toppings”? I’m not sure what will be nice other than an egg… also how should I cook the egg?

All my recommendations are in the recipe box under the ingredient list 🙂 I also list the directions for how to soft boil an egg.

Rice vinegar will be in the “international aisle” by the soy sauce/sriracha, etc. It won’t be by the other vinegar. If you still can’t find it, you can use white distilled vinegar, just maybe use half the amount and go from there 🙂


LOVE THIS! Made it twice in as weeks. I will advise if you are not sure use the vinegar trick of half the amount or regular if you don’t want to potentially buy the specialty that you may not use again its just playing it safe. I will be buying the seasoned vinegar now, I’ve tested it out and told everyone one I know to make it!!!

I am not always a fan of creamy soups (picturing broccoli cheese or potato soup), can I omit the milk? Your pictures do not make it look creamy, does it not really add a creaminess to a broth based soup? Plan on making this recipe this weekend after some dental work.

It’s not really creamy, I just like the additional flavor. You could omit and replace with water or more broth 🙂


This recipe is so good-I honestly didn’t think something so simple would be so incredible. I had a hard time waiting the full 3 hours because the broth smelled so good, but I managed and this is one of the coziest meals I’ve had in a while. I made a soy sauce infused egg to go with it (and added the rest of the toppings as recommended) and am unbelievably content with the results. Here’s hoping it reheats this good tomorrow!


Looking forward to making this tomorrow, here in CA we are expecting a lot of rain. I’ve got all my ingredients and making it exactly how you have it. Thanks for posting it!