This Instant Pot Chicken Ramen makes a delicious and flavorful ramen in about half an hour in your electric pressure cooker!
Who got an Instant Pot for Christmas? I actually have had mine for a few months, but I am always looking for Instant Pot recipes. Recently I decided to convert my popular Easy Chicken Ramen recipe to the Instant pot. Using your Instant Pot or Electric Pressure cooker makes the ramen hands off and super simple.
There is nothing better than a rich, warming broth on a cold day, and this Instant Pot Chicken Ramen does the trick. I like to load up my bowl with all the toppings – the green onions are especially nice, and the cut the rich broth with their slightly sharp flavor.
Do you enjoy Instant Pot recipes? Let me know if you want to see more! In the meantime, check out my Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken!
Instant Pot Easy Chicken Ramen
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 onion sliced
- 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger root
- 4 garlic cloves pressed or finely minced
- 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
- 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
- ¼ cup rice vinegar
- 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms stems removed and sliced
- ½ - ¾ pounds baby bok choy both white and green parts diced
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 1-2 packages fresh yakisoba noodles* one package is about 7 ounces. Use two packages if you like lots of noodles. Fresh noodles are usually found in the produce section of the grocery store
Additional Toppings (Optional):
- Ramen egg RECIPE HERE
- sliced green onion
- chili garlic sauce
- sesame seeds
- lime wedges
To Prepare The Noodles:
If Using Fresh Noodles:
- Bring a pot of water to a boil. When boiling, add the noodles and simmer for 3 minutes. Strain and rinse with cold water. Toss with just a little oil if necessary to keep them from sticking (mine already had a little oil on them, so I didn't need to). Set aside.
- (If using another type of noodle, follow package instructions)
To Prepare Soup:
- Add all ingredients except for noodles and bok choy to instant pot. Set to manual, high pressure for 8 minutes. It will take about 10 minutes to come to pressure. After cooking, use the quick release to release pressure. Open pot and stir in bok choy. Allow bok choy to cook in the hot soup for 2-3 minutes.
- Meanwhile, remove the chicken and shred it with two forks. Add it back to the broth and serve.
To Serve The Ramen:
- In a bowl, place a serving of noodles, then pour the soup over them. Top soup with ramen egg, sliced green onions, cilantro and sesame seeds if desired.
By far THE best ramen we have had!
Yay, so glad you love it.
My family and all our friends are always thrilled when I make this recipe!! It is absolutely delicious. The ramen eggs are a must as well!!
So happy to hear that!
Obsessed with this recipe!! Thanks for sharing!
So happy to hear that!
Can you use sriracha intead of the garlic chilli sauce? Thanks
I’ve been making ramen for the past couple years so I’ve looked up quite a few recipes, but I’ve never seen one with oyster sauce; I thought that was only for stir fry! It’s great! Normally I go through the motions to cook the chicken in the oven, sautee the veggies/onions and garlic in oil before making the broth, etc etc. but this was fantastic – dump and go! With two littles this hits all my happy buttons, thanks for a great recipe 🙂
So happy you loved it!
This was so delicious and easy. My family goobled it up!
I am so happy you loved it!
Amazing!!! Authentic taste – not Americanized like my daughter says lol
I’m so happy you loved it!
I tried this tonight and found the flavour a bit off. I think it was the vinegar and soy sauce. I have very strong soy sauce and forgot to water it down so I will next time. The vinegar was overpowering though. I will greatly reduce it next time or skip it altogether.
Hi Rachel – what kind of vinegar did you use?
I used rice vinegar
Elyse Elliott says
AMAZING! And easy to make. It turned out as good as if I had ordered it in a restaurant. I can’t get over how delicious this is! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
I’m so happy to hear that!
Absolutely love this and it was my first time making it. Have put off trying to make ramen for years and I’m so glad I found this recipe. This will be a go to for years to come. Thanks!
I am so glad to hear that!
This is amazing, I’ve made it over and over again since trying it. Even my husband who is a picky eater loves it! Don’t skip the cilantro and lime 😋
Oh yay! I’m so happy to hear that!
Joyce Santos says
This recipe was perfection! So much flavor! I seasoned the thighs with a citrus mojo seasoning and pepper. Plus, I sautéed the chicken first then deglazed the pot 🙌
Yay! So glad you loved it!
Wanting to try this recipe but do not have an instant pot. Could you summer the broth ingredients in the slow cooker instead? Any advice?
Hi Katie – I have a stovetop version of this recipe here https://www.foxandbriar.com/easy-chicken-ramen/
My absolute favorite instant pot ramen recipe after trying many others! I’ve been making your recipe for over a year and finally remembered to comment. So delicious and flavorful!
Thank you Veronica! So glad you love it!
My family and I love this simple satisfying dish.
So happy you love it!
Love this easy ramen, thanks so much for the recipe! I’ve made it a few times now and it always works out perfectly
I’m so happy to hear that Helen!
It was absolutely delicious. The only change I made was I couldn’t find yakisoba noodles, so I used udon. I loved it. My husband loved it. I Sent the recipe to other people because it was just so delicious. Thank you for this recipe.
So happy to hear that!
I made this but I added a spicy sweet element with kochujang, soy, rice vinegar marinated chicken thighs. It was a little spicy, a little sweet but the recipe was easy to execute and perfect. I also added fried onions for a crunchy element. Yum! Excited to try more of your recipes!
Yay! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!
It was ok, but the broth flavor wasn’t as good as I had hoped it would be. It was just a kind of weird flavor. The kids liked it and it wasn’t bad, but I probably wouldn’t make it again. The instructions were well written and easy to follow though.
A friend passed this recipe along to me and this is where my love affair with Fox and Briar recipes began! I crave the flavors of this soup! My whole family loves it. I’m so happy to be able to make yummy healthy recipes right at home that literally taste better than anything I could get from a restaurant. Thanks Meghan for sharing your flavorful ways with us!
I love that! I am so happy to hear that Jessica. You really made my day.
I found this recipe about 6 months ago and since that time have probably made 15 time. It’s that good! My whole family loves it. It’s so easy and the broth is so good. Thank you for the great recipe!!
I am so happy to hear that! Thank you Rikelle!
This is an AMAZING recipe as written. It is also very forgiving and easy to substitute. I made it last night with collard greens, regular white mushrooms and pre-cooked shredded roasted chicken breast thrown in. Somehow still tasted perfect. I have also tried it with bok choy and other greens. Don’t be afraid to sub what you might have in your pantry!
Thank you Sara! So happy you love the recipe!
Oh my, seriously… The best ramen I’ve ever had. My husband wouldn’t shut up about how great it was the entire time we ate, and he’s still raving a few days later. This will be in our rotation going forward. Even my three year old loved it! Thank you!
So happy to hear that Sara!
Quick! Easy! Fabulous! I will make this again and again. Will switch up the protein and voila!!!
Cara Morrow says
This was outstanding. The perfect easy, delicious meal for a day when I’m under the weather. I will double it next time. All the best!
I am so happy you loved it!
Do you think there is any difference here between using fresh shitake mushrooms or dried?
Hi Melanie – you can use dried, but just be sure you totally reconstitute them in water before adding them to the soup.
Shelby L. says
I made this recipe tonight and it was absolutely delicious! I’ve tried a variety of ramen recipes and this one is, by far, the best I’ve ever made!
Hi Shelby, Yay, I’m so happy to hear that!
HOLY FREAKING CRAP!!! This is absolutely amazing!!!! I followed it to the letter and I am blown away how good this is. It rivals ramen that I’ve had in restaurants. (Still not the best, but better than the ramen I had last week!) Thanks for sharing the recipe. Oh, and super easy to make!
Hi Mike – so happy to hear that you loved it! Thank you!
My husband has been in Japan for the last couple of weeks and I finally got tired of looking at all the pictures of the amazing Ramen he’s been getting. Found this recipe and made it for myself and my two kids last night. It was SO good that my 10-year-old requested it for lunch. I just got back from taking a piping hot bowl of this ramen to his school. Honestly, this is incredible. I made it exactly as written – except for cutting back on the vinegar, as others have suggested. I also doubled it in my 6 Quart IP and it turned out perfectly! Thank you so very much for a recipe that will definitely become part of my regular repertoire. Quick question, though. I’d like to try and make it with pork. What cut would you suggest and how would you adjust the cooking time?
Hi Stacy, I’m so glad it was a hit for your family! I’m working on a pork version now. I haven’t tested it yet so I can’t be sure about the cut and cooking times, but check back soon for a pork ramen recipe!
Excellent! I can’t wait! (And my son requested this for dinner again tonight even though he’d had it for dinner last night and lunch today…thank goodness I doubled the recipe!) In my book, this is a definite winner! Thanks again.
This ramen has become a staple at our house!! We give this recipe to everyone. You should seriously consider making a cook book and selling it. So. Freaking. Good. Thank you!!!!
Thank you so much Brie! I’m so happy you love it!
Fun recipe, but the vinegar was WAY too strong. Highly recommend reducing it to just a splash.
How would you adjust for 3 quart mini ip?
Hi Pam, I haven;t tried this myself, but I think you would be OK halving the recipe. I made this in an 8 quart IP but there was plenty of room.
Thanks for the recipe, it’s a good attempt at flavorful ramen! I also felt that 1/4 cup vinegar was too overpowering so that I wasn’t able to taste the other yummy ingredients as much so I would recommend reducing it maybe to just a splash for a hint of it. For the chicken, instead of boiling and shredding it, I marinated it with soy sauce, sugar, and sesame oil. I then pan fried making sure to caramelize both sides. Of course this process is more time consuming but it’s a great upgrade to shredded chicken in my opinion. Again, thanks for sharing the recipe for us to start with!
This was a huge hit! My kids inhaled it! I sautéed the garlic, ginger, and onion for a minute to mesh those flavors together first. I also used this ramen broth I found at Walmart instead of chicken broth and it was so rich and delicious!
Hi Brittany – Yay, so glad you and your family loved it!
We loved this! Our favorite ramen restaurant closed recently. I stumbled across this recipe and I’m so glad I did! The flavors are amazing. Better than our ramen spot used to be. I’m making this a regular in our house.
Yay! I am so happy to hear that Amy!
My son made this for dinner last night for the family, it was AMAZING. I love recipes that are quick, easy and very flavorful.
Thank you for sharing
Hi Edraann = Yay! I’m so happy to hear that! So glad you enjoyed it.
DEnise Hansen says
This was an excellent recipe – and it was my first Instant Pot meal! Shared it on Facebook and I will definitely make it again.
I am so happy to hear that Denise! Thank you!
Great meal, super easy for how good it is, perfect on a winter evening and complex base that reminded us Ramen in Japan. Thanks for sharing.
So happy to hear that! Thanks Mike!
Jessica Walls says
1\4 cup rice vinager was too much for my family. I think if we make this again we will leave it out all together. Made the broth have a sour undertone. Otherwise, very good and easy to make.
Hi Jessica – thanks for the feedback! I’m glad you liked it otherwise and hope you can adapt it to your family’s taste for future dinners 🙂
Used Venison for the meat protein not to be fancy it’s just what I have and it’s good. When boiling the eggs a bit of baking soda in the water helps for peeling the shell. Awesome recipe glad to have found this, a good game changer for sure. Instant Pots are really good for wild game it definitely takes it up a level. Would make this again absolutely.
Hi Shane – so happy you loved the recipe! I’m glad to know it turned out well with the venison.
I put a few strips of uncurled bacon in there for some extra. So good. Family favorite!!
Ooh, that sounds like a super yum addition! SO glad you and your family love it!
Soooo yummy! My kids (11 & 9) slurped this soup up!
Yay! So glad they loved it!
Loved this recipe. Easy to prep and so much flavor. Be sure to grab the fresh cilantro, green onion, and lime which totally made the dish. As a side note, this makes at least 6 servings if you use double the noodles.
Loved this! We cut back on the strength of the chicken broth (2tsp better than bouillon for 4 cups) based on some reviews of it being too salty and it was fabulous. I want to it eat it forever! Thanks for this easy recipe!
SO glad you loved it!
Vonda Benson says
Planning to make this soon. I’ve collected all the ingredients, but I’m a bit intimidated by the ramen eggs. Recipe says to peel and marinate, but in your pick it looks like your eggs have the shells on? I remember my mom cutting through the shells of soft boiled eggs and I would scoop them out with a spoon. Your eggs look like that, but then they wouldn’t be marinated right? Or, is the brown on the outside of the eggs from the marinade?? My mouth is watering just looking at your amazing pics! Thanks!
Hi Vonda – Yes they are that color from the marinade! I do peel them and then marinate them. Thank you for your comment, I hope you love the ramen!
This is incredible!! Will definitely be making this again and again! thank you for the recipe!
Hi Patti – I’m so happy that you loved it!
This is SO good! We actually doubled the chicken stock and the different sauces as we like more broth with our noodles. This soup is full of flavor with just the right amount of great ingredients and the garnishes make a delicious finish. Will definitely keep making this!
I’m so glad you loved it! Thanks for your comment!
Do you think this would work with frozen chicken?
Hi Hannah – I’m sure it would! It will probably take longer to come to pressure, and you might want to add a minute or two onto the cooking time. I’ve never tried it so I can’t be exactly sure, but that is usually how it works with frozen chicken. Let me know how it turns out!
Oh ok, I’ll let you know how it goes, thank you for the new recipe to try! I love my IP AND ramen! 😀
Really amazing! Turned out a bit salty so I’ll add more water next time. Overall great dish to keep in our rotation!
Hi Dani – I’m so happy that you enjoyed it!
Omgosh!!!!! So Delicious. My family is not crazy about fish sauce so I left it out. Prepared for 12 by Doubling the recipe and had left overs. Was going to triple but wouldnt fit in the i.p.
Also-thank you Meghan for the quick response.
I just found your blog and tried this recipe out with my roommate; we are both In grad school and were craving some major comfort food. this is THE !!Best!! ramen I have ever had, and so easy! thank you!! WILL definitely CHECK THE REST OF YOUR SITE OUT!
Barb Nary says
L am making this for a large crowd in a couple day. l am excited, any suggestions on tripling it. Like will l need more time to cook the chicken. l am new to the instant pot so any advise would be helpful.
Hi Barb – I have not tried to triple it, but two things come to mind. The cooking time might not need to be changed much, but it will definitely add time for soup to come up to pressure. You don’t need to do anything for that, but just be prepared for a longer total time because of that. Also, be sure all your ingredients fit properly in the instant pot – Don’t fill over the MAX fill line! Can’t wait to hear how it turns out!
Bill kohler says
This was an exceptional recipe!
Yay! So happy to hear that! Thanks Bill!
This recipe is awesome. Will definitely make again! Flavors were delicious. Used 2 packages dried ramen noodles and cooked it right in the pot on saute function.
Yay! So happy to hear that Megan, glad you liked it!
What a beautiful recipe! I’ve been meaning to hop over and read it and so glad that I did! You have a way of making beautiful recipes undaunting!
Thank you Julie!
Instructions are not very user friendly. New to cooking. Bok Choy chopping is unknown what part to chop. Internet instructions aren’t very clear either. They talk about green leafy part, but I chopped celery part. Ingredients say One sliced onion. Unclear if thats supposed to be different from green onion as a garnish. Lime hardly mentioned. I was very excited to make this. Not sure its going to turn out. Definitely won’t look like picture
Hi Scott, sorry the instructions were confusing to you. I will add more details about the bok choy to the recipe – both white and green parts should be chopped. As far as the lime and green onions – those are garnishes, and optional. That is why they are in the garnish section. Hope the ramen still turned out tasty!
Megan@ Megunprocessed says
I’ve got to get an instant pot!
They are really great!