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Sriracha Chicken Ramen Salad
with carrots / green beans

Active: 40 min Total: 1 hr

With fresh vegetables and marinated chicken in a sweet and savory dressing, this ramen salad is great served warm or chilled. When it was first introduced and then when we brought it back in 2018, members shared many ways to customize the bowls and mentioned loving the salad for meal prep and lunch leftovers.
Smarts: Be sure to follow the instructions to divide the marinade in half, using half to marinate the chicken and the remainder to dress the ramen salad.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Sriracha Chicken Ramen Salad:
  • Brown sugar - 2 tsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 3 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, rice - 3 Tbsp
  • Oil, toasted sesame - 1 Tbsp
  • Oil, cooking - 6 Tbsp
  • Miso paste, any color - 2 tsp
  • Sriracha - 1 tsp (sub any hot sauce)
  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless - 1 lb
  • Carrots - 6 oz, shredded (look for pre-shredded)
  • Green beans, fresh or frozen - 10 oz, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • Noodles, uncooked ramen - 6 oz (sub Udon noodles or spaghetti)
  • Cilantro leaves - 1/4 cup, chopped
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Make marinade - Whisk together brown sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, toasted sesame oil, cooking oil, miso, and Sriracha.
  2. Chicken - (If prepping right before cooking, while chicken marinates, get grill heating.) Halve chicken and cover in half the marinade (reserve the other half). Tenderize with a fork. Marinate for at least 20 minutes and up to 1 day. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  3. Carrots / Green beans - Prep as directed. If using frozen green beans, defrost. If using fresh green beans, place green beans in a microwave-safe container, cover with a wet paper towel, and microwave for 2 to 3 minutes, until tender but still crunchy. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  4. Cook ramen - Bring a saucepan of water to boil. Salt generously and add ramen or other noodles (discard any seasoning packets that came with the ramen). Cook according to package instructions. Drain. Use scissors to snip up ramen into shorter more bite-sized pieces. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  5. Cilantro - Chop cilantro.

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Make

  1. Preheat grill to 500 degrees, keeping one part on higher heat and another part on lower heat. Clean grates and brush with some oil.
  2. Discard marinade and season chicken with some salt and pepper.
  3. Grill chicken by searing over high heat for ~2 minutes on each side. Move to lower heat and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes (or until chicken is cooked through) with cover closed.
  4. Chop chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  5. Toss second half of marinade with ramen, carrots, green beans, cilantro, and chopped chicken. Finish with lime juice. Season to taste with some salt and pepper. Add some more Sriracha if you'd like.

Prep

  1. Make marinade - Whisk together brown sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, toasted sesame oil, cooking oil, miso, and Sriracha.
  2. Chicken - Halve chicken and cover in half the marinade (reserve the other half). Tenderize with a fork. Marinate for at least 20 minutes and up to 1 day. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  3. Carrots / Green beans - Prep as directed. If using frozen green beans, defrost. If using fresh green beans, place green beans in a microwave-safe container, cover with a wet paper towel, and microwave for 2 to 3 minutes, until tender but still crunchy. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  4. Cook ramen - Bring a saucepan of water to boil. Salt generously and add ramen or other noodles (discard any seasoning packets that came with the ramen). Cook according to package instructions. Drain. Use scissors to snip up ramen into shorter more bite-sized pieces. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  5. Cilantro - Chop cilantro.

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Make

  1. Discard marinade and season chicken with some salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Brush with some oil. Add chicken to hot grill pan and sear for ~3 minutes on both sides. Lower heat and then cover with a lid or foil, cooking for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Chop chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Toss second half of marinade with ramen, carrots, green beans, cilantro, and chopped chicken. Finish with lime juice. Season to taste with some salt and pepper. Add some more Sriracha if you'd like.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (32)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (12)

26 reviews

Easy and tasty. Used chix thighs because that’s what I had.

By: Christine
Posted: Aug 05, 2020
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

this was delicious - I added some oranges in the salad and some scallions as well.

By: Laura
Posted: Aug 05, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Solid take out replacement! So quick to toss together and great flavors :) i cut the oil and sugar in half, subbed maple syrup and tahini because I was out of some stuff.

By: Delaney
Posted: Aug 03, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

This one was a rare miss for us. We did not care for the marinade at all as it was way too sweet. It reminded us of eating a honey-glazed ham, same sort of sweet meat thing going on which neither of us like. Nothing wrong with the recipe, just did not hit for our palates.

By: Marta
Posted: Aug 02, 2020
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Easy and tasty!

By: Laura
Posted: Aug 01, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Subbed kale for green beans since that’s what we had. I would make it again with kale. So good!

By: Karen
Posted: Aug 01, 2020
Diet: Original
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