ramen noodle bowl

Crockpot Chicken Ramen Noodles

Adapted from A Spicy Perspective recipe

 

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Prep Time:20 minutes

Cook Time:about 4 hours

 

Ingredients:

 

  ½ chicken parts about 1 ½ to 2 pounds

  1 quart chicken stock or broth

  1 quart vegetable broth

  3 garlic cloves, minced

  2 medium carrots cleaned

  2 stalks celery cleaned

  1 tablespoon of mushroom powder

  2 tablespoons white miso see note

  Salt to taste

  1 bunch scallions

  4 to 6 large eggs boiled, soft or hard

  8 ounces mixed mushrooms, stems trimmed, I used some frozen

  8 ounces dried (dehydrated) ramen noodles

  5 ounces fresh baby spinach

  1 can of bean sprouts

  Other possible garnishes: toasted sesame seeds, crushed red pepper, sliced jalapeños, bamboo shoots, sliced radishes

 

Directions:

 I used half of a whole cut up chicken. Heat some oil in a skillet and brown up the chicken. While it is browning clean the carrots and celery; divide the white and green parts of the scallions. Tie the white parts in a bundle and save the green parts to slice for garnish.

 When the chicken is brown add it to the crockpot along with the carrots, celery and bundle of white onion parts. Add the chicken stock and vegetable broth; I just used 3 cups of each and had plenty of broth. Add the miso or substitute, garlic and the mushroom powder, salt to taste; cook on high 2 ½ to 3 hours.

 Discard the carrots, celery and bundle of onions remove the chicken parts and let cool while you sauté the mushrooms. Add in the ramen noodles and the sautéed mushrooms. Remove the skin from the chicken and shred off the meat; add it on top and let cook another 20 to 30 minutes.

 To serve use a large fork or pasta scoop to place some of the noodles in the bottom of the bowl. Add in some spinach and bean sprouts; ladle broth over the top getting some of the chicken and mushrooms. Add a half of a soft or hardboiled egg. Add the sliced green onions or other garnish.

 Note: I can’t get miso so used the most common suggested substitute 1 tablespoon each of soy sauce and ketchup.

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