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Spicy Korean Chicken Ramen

I love spicy noodles at the best of times, but holy smokes – these are everything a person could wish for! This shortcut ramen keeps the cook time low but the flavour is full-on high. Stick with darker chicken meat to keep things succulent and juicy.

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Spicy Korean Chicken Ramen

PREP TIME
15 minutes
COOK TIME
1 hour 30 minutes
SERVES
6
Ingredients

1 tbsp vegetable oil

1 onion, diced

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

4cm (1.6 inches) piece ginger, sliced

1kg (about 2 lb) chicken drumsticks and bone-in thigh pieces

6 cups chicken stock

2 cups (about 300g/10.6oz) drained and lightly squeezed cabbage kimchi*, roughly chopped

1 tbsp kimchi juice

2 tbsp gochujang*

2 tbsp soy sauce

2 tsp sesame oil

cooked ramen noodles to serve

hard-boiled eggs, halved

finely sliced spring onion (scallions), to serve

Steps
  • Step 1

    Heat the vegetable oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over high heat. Cook the onion, garlic and ginger for about 5 minutes or until the onion has softened.

  • Step 2

    Add the chicken stock, kimchi, kimchi juice, gochujang, soy sauce, and chicken. Bring to the boil then reduce heat to low and cover with a lid. Simmer for 1 hour or until the chicken is fork tender.

  • Step 3

    Preheat oven grill on high.

  • Step 4

    Transfer the chicken pieces to a baking tray lined with foil. Place the chicken under the grill for 10 minutes or until golden. Slice the chicken.

  • Step 5

    Remove the ginger from the broth. Taste and season with extra soy sauce if necessary. Divide noodles among serving bowls. Top with chicken and ladle over the soup. Top with an egg and spring onion and serve.

  • Notes
    Notes:

    – Kimchi is a spicy and sour fermented Korean side dish often made from cabbage. Find it in the fridge section of Asian grocery stores.

    – Gochujang is a Korean chilli paste available from Asian grocery stores. If unavailable simply leave it out of the recipe and add a teaspoon of sweet paprika for added colour and chilli flakes for additional spice.

What is Korean ramen?

This spicy Korean ramen has all the hallmarks of a great ramen dish, but with a very welcome Korean twist. My recipe for Korean ramen has juicy chicken, loads of noodles and the spicy funk that comes with all good Korean food thanks to the addition of gochujang and kimchi.

How is Korean ramen different?

This Korean ramen is typically more spicy than traditional Japanese versions. The addition of more authentic Korean ingredients takes this ramen to the next level.

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Yummy!

February 23, 2024

I’m on a low carb/ Keto diet, so I substituted with Shirataki noodles… Was a hit! The chicken was absolutely amazing too! This will be a go to recipe for now on….thank you!

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Erika T

This is the best soup I have ever cooked at home.

December 26, 2023

This is an easy and terrific recipe. I’m so glad I found this website. Looking forward to cooking more at home.

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Ben

The best soup I’ve ever cooked at home

December 26, 2023

This recipe was easy to make and very delicious. I’m so happy I found this website. Looking forward to cooking more at home.

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