Thai Chicken Ramen


This Chicken Ramen so easy to throw together and it’s packed with flavor! It’s a comforting Thai-flavored soup that’s filled with veggies, tender pieces of chicken and a creamy coconut broth. Then it’s finished with peanuts and sesame seeds for a delicious crunch for contrast.

large pot of Thai Chicken Ramen garnished with lime wedges

Homemade Chicken Ramen Recipe

The beauty of ramen is that it’s so easy to create your own custom ramen. All you need to do is pick a protein like chicken, shrimp, pork, eggs or tofu and pile in the veggies, like cabbage, carrots, bok choy, mushrooms, corn, spinach, cabbage etc.

You can even add in additional flavorings like I’ve done here to give your homemade ramen a Thai kick. This ramen recipe is a great place for you to get started on all that you can create with a package of ramen!

You’ll love this ramen! It reminds me a bit of pad thai, but in ramen soup form. Plus it’s so easy to make!

Here are some other options from some other AMAZING blogging friends to try with RAOH ramen:

Shrimp Wonton Miso Ramen – Rasa Malaysia


Kimchi Ramen – Steamy Kitchen


Hokkaido-style Miso Ramen – No Recipes


After you run out of your FREE Nissin Ramen, I know you’ll want more, so here’s how to buy it. :)

Bulk pack from Amazon

Single pack from Amazon (single packs can only be ordered by Amazon Prime subscribers).

Thai Chicken Ramen Ingredients

For this easy ramen recipe, you’ll need:

  • Vegetable oil
  • Matchstick carrots
  • Bell pepper
  • Green onions
  • Thai green curry paste
  • Water
  • Light coconut milk
  • Fish sauce
  • Nissin RAOH Umami Tonkotsu Flavor
  • Cooked and shredded chicken breast
  • Lime juice
  • Cilantro
  • Chopped peanuts
  • Sesame seeds

Thai Chicken Ramen in large pot with chopsticks

What is Tonkotsu?

Tonkotsu is a style of ramen from Kyushu (southern Japan) and is the most popular flavor of ramen in both Japan and the US. RAOH Umami Tonkotsu features many layers of flavors, including onion, garlic and ginger making the soup rich and robust. I also love how the Nissin RAOH Ramen are so versatile.

Yes, of course you can just eat them straight up as they are, not changing a thing and you’ll still get a delicious bowl of ramen, but if you want to make it more of a meal you can add a protein and veggie to complete it.

And the best part? Unlike existing instant noodle products that are deep fried, RAOH’s ramen noodles are not fried, so they contain no trans fats, no cholesterol and very little saturated fat.

How to Make Chicken Ramen

  • Sauté carrots, bell pepper and green onions in oiled skillet.
  • Add curry paste, water, coconut milk and fish sauce and bring to a boil.
  • Add ramen to skillet and cook. Then stir in seasoning packets.
  • Stir in shredded chicken and cilantro, then divide among bowls.
  • Garnish with more cilantro, peanuts and sesame seeds. Enjoy!

package of Nissin RAOH ramen

Can I Make This With Another Ramen Flavor?

Yes, this Thai chicken ramen can be made with Nissin’s regular chicken ramen as well. I’ve also had readers report success using miso-flavored ramen.

Can I Use Red Curry Paste Instead of Green?

I haven’t tried that myself, but I’m sure red curry paste would be delicious here as well!

Tips for the Best Homemade Ramen

  • Ramen doesn’t keep well as leftovers, so it’s best to eat it right away.
  • Fresh lime juice is a must in this recipe! It cuts through the rich ramen broth and adds a burst of fresh flavor.
  • If you wanted to, I bet you could make this ramen recipe with shrimp instead of chicken.

large bowl of Thai Chicken Ramen with white spoon and chopsticks

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Thai Chicken Ramen

5 from 9 votes
This Chicken Ramen so easy to throw and it's packed with flavor! It's a comforting Thai flavored soup that's packed with veggies, tender pieces of chicken and a creamy coconut broth. Then it's finished with peanuts and sesame seeds for a delicious crunch for contrast.
Servings: 4
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 red bell pepper , thinly sliced then diced into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • 4 green onions , divided, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp Thai green curry paste
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 (14 oz.) can can light coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 (3.53 oz) pkgs. Nissin RAOH Umami Tonkotsu Flavor
  • 10 oz cooked chicken breast , shredded (from 1 lb raw, once cooked it reduces to 10 oz)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro , divided
  • 1/3 cup Unsalted peanuts, chopped (optional)
  • 1 tsp Sesame seeds (optional)


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper, carrots and 3 of the green onions, saute 1 minute. 

  2. Add Thai green curry paste and saute 1 minute longer. Stir in water and coconut milk and fish sauce and bring mixture to a boil.
  3. Add in ramen, cover pot and boil 4 minutes, stirring once halfway through. Meanwhile add seasoning packets from ramen to a bowl. 

  4. Ladle out 1 cup of the water mixture from soup and stir into seasonings in bowl then return to pot. 
  5. Stir in shredded chicken lime juice and 1/4 cup of the cilantro. 
  6. Divide among 4 bowls then top with more cilantro, remaining green onion, peanuts and sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  • Ramen doesn't keep well as leftovers, so it's best to eat it right away. 
Nutrition Facts
Thai Chicken Ramen
Amount Per Serving
Calories 517 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 1342mg58%
Potassium 578mg17%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 7325IU147%
Vitamin C 53.1mg64%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: Ramen
Calories: 517 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


  • Meagan: I’ve made this a bunch of times the past couple years and I’ve shared it with friends and family. It is so good. I leave out the fish sauce and use just normal Maruchan chicken ramen cuz it’s what I have on hand, and it turns out amazing. I bet it’s even better with better ramen. January 20, 2019 at 6:46pm Reply

  • Gulnaz: It’s really yummy! But I used regular Japanese noodles. And I used half or chicken bone broth water and coconut milk and ground the chicken. My husband in love January 9, 2019 at 4:40pm Reply

  • Audra: Making now… tastes great and the house smells amazing… definitely an easy enough recipe to remember and to be able to throw together in a pinch… will be kind of “exotic” for my country family :)

    PS- ordered the Nissin ramen on Amazon, about $11 for 6 pkgs, so I can do this again soon, too :) January 9, 2019 at 3:51pm Reply

  • Val: Really yummy soup. I wonder if you have had any other brand ramen that doesnt have msg in it. It’s why it has such great flavor, but I don’t want to consume it all the time if I can help it. January 2, 2019 at 6:25pm Reply

  • Carly: I have miso flavor… will that still be good? October 9, 2018 at 6:21pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Without testing I couldn’t say for sure but I’m guessing it would be. October 11, 2018 at 10:42pm Reply

  • Meagan: I love this recipe so much!!! I love that with this recipe I can pull together a quick and cheap thai soup but don’t sacrifice any of the flavor. Plus it can be dairy free but still is so buttery from the coconut which is great :) I just use whatever chicken flavored ramen I have on hand and it tastes amazing. May 1, 2018 at 1:57pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad you enjoy it – thanks for the great feedback! May 2, 2018 at 3:32pm Reply

  • Debra: Oh my goodness!! This soup is so delicious!! Thanks for the recipe March 8, 2018 at 8:10pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you liked it – thanks Debra! March 12, 2018 at 10:19am Reply

  • Lena: Yum! Thank you for posting :) January 12, 2018 at 11:08am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad you like it. ;) January 17, 2018 at 12:16pm Reply

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