30 Minute Chicken Ramen with Miso Roasted Brussels Sprouts + Ginger Butter.
You know what I have decided?
I’ve decided I am subconsciously preparing to get my wisdom teeth pulled by making as many soups as possible
UGH. Yes, I did say get my wisdom teeth pulled. I know, I know, what a drag. My dentist back in Ohio actually told me like five years ago that I really need to have them pulled. I went into denial mode and instead I waited, and waited. I didn’t go to the dentist for five years, even though I was feeling slight pain. I waited some more and then finally, I went to the dentist yesterday. Unfortunately, my wisdom teeth did not disappear. They definitely need to come out within the next six months…and it’s gonna be $395 a tooth. Ahhh, what?!?
Apparently when you hit the ripe old age of 22, you get kicked off the parents dental insurance and you’re all on your own. Like just kicked to the curb. Errrr. Since I work for myself, that means I need to pay my own dental.
Life as an adult…it just keeps getting better and better.
The first available time slot for my wisdom teeth was December 19th. NOOO. I couldn’t get my wisdom teeth pulled on the very same day my entire family is flying in for Christmas. I mean, the doc said I had to “take it easy” (what does that even mean?) for a few days. A few days! I can’t sit still for five minutes, let alone a few days.
And definitely not in December. I just couldn’t.
So January it is. New year and a couple fewer teeth. Yahoooo!
But umm, really, $395 + $395 = $790 big ones. I can buy so much with that. Think of all the pretty dishes….oh or maybe think of the two pairs of boots I am dying for. Yes, I would SO rather spend that money on boots. Wisdom teeth, you officially stink!
Anyway, my teeth really have nothing to do with this soup, other than the fact that I plan on making this the day I get my teeth pulled. The doc said soft foods only…polenta, mashers, soup and ahhh hot chocolate! Cool, cool, I can do soft foods!!
Ok but really, this 30 Minute Chicken Ramen Soup.
I have to give my self a big high-five cause I was able to make an easy version for you guys. And well, you all know that’s kind of a big deal for me! I can’t lie, I like recipes with steps and easy recipes don’t really come EASY to me. But I did it, and this soup is so GOOD!
Hello, ginger butter!!
And roasted brussels sprouts, my favorite! No seriously, they are my favorite. I have them almost daily in the fall and winter months.
Here’s the deal, the brussels sprouts roast while the soup cooks making this meal QUICK. And the chicken + noodles just go right into the soup, saving you about a zillion pots and pans.
I’m telling you, this recipe is a real winner. And aside from the butter, this recipe is light and healthy. I mean let’s be real, you know I could convince you that this butter is semi-healthy since it’s loaded with ginger, which we all know fights off almost all things bad. Meaning, if you have a cold or are feeling a little run down, this is the soup you NEED in your life.
Plus, there are new studies out that say that butter might not be bad for us after all, maybe even good for us. If you’re interested, check out what Bon Appetit has to say.
While I adore the soup, the brussels sprouts are my favorite. I also love the salty flavor the miso leaves. It’s perfect and when used as a topping for this ramen?!?
Ahh, it is the best!
I’m not sure much beats a delicious AND quick ramen. Especially on a dark and rainy day, like today 🙁 Thinking it’s time for a another bowl!
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30 Minute Chicken Ramen with Miso Roasted Brussels Sprouts + Ginger Butter.
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Asian, Japanese
Keyword: brussel sprouts, chicken, miso, ramen
I have to give my self a big high-five cause I was able to make an easy version for you guys. And well, you all know that's kind of a big deal for me! I can't lie, I like recipes with steps and easy recipes don't really come EASY to me. But I did it, and this soup is so GOOD!
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- 1 pound brussels sprouts ends trimmed + quartered
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons white miso paste
- pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons fresh ginger grated
- 2 cloves garlic minced or grated
- 6 cups low sodium chicken broth or veggie broth
- 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms OR 2 cups button mushrooms sliced/chopped
- 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sambal oelek
- 1/2-1 pound boneless skinless chicken tenders or small chicken thighs*
- 8 ounces frozen spinach thawed
- 4 packs Ramen noodles seasoning packets discarded
- 4 soft boiled eggs
- toasted sesame seeds for serving
- sliced carrots green onions, jalapenos + fresno chilies, basil, cilantro + limes, for serving
- 4 tablespoons salted butter
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
On a large baking sheet, toss together the brussels sprouts, olive oil, miso paste and pepper until the brussels sprouts are well coated. Spread the sprouts in an even layer and roast fro 20-25 minutes or until the brussels sprouts are lightly charred and caramelized. I like to toss my sprouts around halfway through cooking. Depending on how you cut your brussels sprouts, they may cook quicker or slower.
Place a large soup pot over medium heat and add the sesame oil, ginger and garlic. Cook 30 seconds to 1 minute and then slowly pour in the chicken broth. Add the mushrooms, soy sauce and sambal oelek. Bring the soup to a boil, add the chicken and then simmer for 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove the chicken from the soup and add the spinach. Shred with two forks or your hands. Return the chicken to the soup along with the ramen noodle. Cook until the ramen is just soft, about 2 minutes.
To make the ginger butter, combine the butter and ginger in a small pan set over medium heat, cook until the butter is melted and the ginger is fragrant.
To serve, divide the soup among the bowls. Top with soft boiled eggs and sprinkle the eggs with pepper. Add the sesame seeds and roasted brussels sprouts. Drizzle the bowl with ginger butter. Enjoy hot!
*I like using a 1/2 pound of chicken. To make this vegetarian, just omit the chicken. **Once you add the ramen noodles to the soup, the soup needs to be served immediately or the noodles will soak up all the broth.
Yes, definitely, let’s do this.
Ramen, chicken, ginger butter…all my favorite things in one dish! Im sold
I don’t even want to think about pulling teeth. I guess I’m on the denial mode argghhh I should really go to the dentist….
Anyway pictures look great as always and I’ve been wanting to do ramen for awhile now, I know what’s lunch already!
Yummy. Yes, definitely this is a keeper 🙂
Yuh-U! I have a sister who eats ramen almost religiously and I know she’d be all over this amped up version! Looks amazing Tieghan! Sorry about your teeth, those so called teeth are anything but wise aren’t they?
UGH..I had my wisdom teeth pulled when I was younger…all I remember was living on McDonalds shakes for a week…not so bad when your a kid…but this soup looks so good and I love brussel sprouts and miso so yummy.
Looks amazing. Thank you for guide.
Bummer about the wisdom teeth Tieghan, but excellent choice about waiting til January!! Too many good things to eat in December! And now that you found out butter is not that bad for us you can really go to town! Both my boys had them out, so a few days of mushy stuff and you’ll be fine! I’m LOVING this chicken ramen with brussels sprouts (my favorite!). Can’t wait to give it a go! Have an awesome weekend!
This soup looks amazing! I’m sorry, Tieghan – the teeth pulling is over in a blink – then soft foods for a few days. If you don’t get them pulled – they could crowd out the other teeth and you could be looking at braces as an adult. True story – happened to me. Big time drag and way more expensive….and years out of your life making sure kale isn’t caught in your hardware!
Ughh! Sorry about the wisdom teeth. I had mine taken out a few years ago and I imagined it would be worse than it actually was. I hope yours goes easily as well! This ramen dish is unbelievably beautiful. It wouldn’t be too bad if you had to eat this a couple nights in a row 🙂 You are definitely smart to wait until AFTER the holidays!
What a gorgeous bowl of awesome! This reminds me that I have yet to try this season’s Brussels sprouts (a crime, if you ask me)! I’ll have to get on that ASAP with this heavenly bowl!
Getting your wisdom teeth pulled stinks but the endless pudding cups you get to eat doesn’t!
I’m proud of you for making a 30 minute dish because honestly, that is all I cook. Dishes that take less than a hour because i’m impatient.
I had all four pulled at once under general anesthetic since I figured if they only did two, I probably wouldn’t go back. So long ago that I had forgotten. This recipe is perfect timing since I was just at the dentist yesterday to have a molar pulled. Options for a new tooth are Cdn$3.5-4K. And I have two other problem teeth to deal with (and no dental coverage). Ugh. I feel for you and hope it goes well. They say cold soft foods for the first 24 hours. Ice cream!
Getting your wisdom teeth out sucks butt. It sucks even more when your friends take videos of your half-drunken stupor and send it out on Snapchat.
I was just curious: how did you get those eggs to be so perfectly cooked? Whites are solid, not gooey, yet the yolk is an entity of molten loveliness, almost no completely cooked rings.
I cook the eggs for 7 minutes in boiling water, then drain and run under cold water to stop the cooking. It pretty much works every time! 🙂 Hope that helps and thank again!!
Aw getting wisdom teeth out is no fun – but in saying that, really don’t stress too much! I got mine out last December (all 4, ugh), and it took about 4 days before I could eat properly again, but got by on smoothies, soup and soft pasta for the few days! I’m sure you will think up lots of amazing recipes that are mouth-suitable for that time though! I went for just sedation rather than GA too, and I seriously remember nothing from when it actually happened (but luckily was fully with it from a couple of minutes after and managed to not make a fool of myself at all!).
Anyway, hope it all goes well and this ramen looks insanely good – that 30 minute timing is the best, and I love the idea of roasted brussel sprouts and ginger butter <3
Your ramen looks super amazing! Can’t believe you managed to did all the elements in 30 minutes. Oh my! <3
Good luck with the wisdom teeth. It was almost a week before I could eat solids.
This looks super tasty!
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After all day in the kitchen, I need a quick meal like this! Love the miso roasted brussels – they look perfectly crispy! 🙂
Made this tonight. SO good. Added 3 more cups of chicken broth and made a sub for white miso paste cuz I couldn’t find any in a regular grocery and had no time to go to an Asian one. Lots of prep work but comes together quickly and that flavor….yum
this looks amazing!! and don’t be afraid, in most cases it’s so fast to pull it. mine took 5 min and then it was out 🙂 good luck <3
With Obama care most dental insurance follow the age 26 rule. Check to see if u can be added to their plan. Usually does not matter if you are a student, married or etc
I just made this for my husband for dinner tonight – it was unbelievable!! Can’t say it took me 30 minutes, so many moving parts with toasting sesame seeds, boiling eggs, etc – but even the little extra effort was so worth it. The miso and the ginger butter add such a wonderful savoriness to the dish. The broth was perfect. This is going on the repeat list for sure!
What camera and lenses do you actually use? Your pictures are amazing!
THANK YOU! I use a Canon 5D Mark iii with either a 35mm 1.4 or 50 mm 1.4 canon lens. Hope that helps!
This looks amazing! Definitely going to try this once it gets a little colder 🙂 and I feel you on the wisdom teeth – I WORK at the dentist and still have mine. Oops.
OMG. I just made this veganized, and it was AMAZING! YUM! Definitely going into our rotation. Thank you!
I made it with fake chicken, No-Chicken chicken broth and sans the eggs.
Oh awesome!! That is amazing you veganized this too! Thank you!!
I will be requesting this when my wisdom teeth come out next Friday. Thank you for the recipe!
Also, as another poster mentioned, you should still be eligible for your parents health insurance. My daughter is 23 and still on ours. (Thanks Obama! No, really though, thanks!) It might be worth checking into. Good luck with your extractions. Once it’s done, we’ll never have to worry about those pesky wisdom teeth again! I will try to remember to post back in a couple of weeks and tell you how easy and painless it was.
I am VERY excited to try this out! I do have a question, though – is there any sort of replacement I could use for the sambal oelek? I can’t find any at the grocery stores closest to me. And (as much as it pains me to say it), will it be okay without the ginger? I love ginger, but I’m allergic to it and can only use it in very, very small quantities; the amount called for here would be too much for me.
HI!! Just use a good pinch of crushed red pepper flakes. Yes, it will be fine without the ginger. Let me know if you have any other questions! 🙂
too much introduction it makes me bored. we dont care about your pair of wisdom teeth
Have you ever been on a food blog before? Like, ever? This is kind of how they work. How hard is it to scroll down to the recipe?
Hi – this recipe looks amazing! I’ve never used miso paste before and didn’t realize how clumpy/paste-y it is. Am I supposed to blend it with the olive oil first, before mixing with the Brussel sprouts so that I can get it to evenly spread? Can you please explain the process? Thank you. 🙂
Hi!! You can just simply toss the Brussels with the miso as directed. It will evenly coat that way and then kind of melt into the Brussels as they roast. Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks so much!!
the product was delicious, but this took me closer to 1 hour 30 minutes to complete, even beginning with a pre-cooked, smoked chicken. i did add one extra step – cut some grilled corn off the cob & added the kernels at the end, used the cobs in the broth. i added some extra liquid at the end, too, because the flavor was plenty intense and i wanted more broth. lovely bowl of ramen, all told, but i should not have expected this to be a quick dinner. i would consider this more of a project dinner.
Sorry it took so long! The prep does take a bit!
I’m so glad you liked it though!
Absolutely amazing! Kids loved it.
I am so happy to hear that! Thank you!
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So happy you like it, thanks Somia!
Love this recipe and thank you for posting great meal ideas my partner always likes!
I just have to pop in and say that I have made this recipe so. many. damn. times. And every time I am amazed by how easy and delicious it is! Thank you THANK YOU. Highly recommend to anyone reading this!
I am so happy you love this! Thank you Elle!
REally enjoyed this dish! Made without mushrooms because my daughter doesn’t like them. I did get a bitter aftertaste (I am what they call a super-taster for bitter, though). The Brussel sprouts were wonderfully sweet. Perhaps it was the spinach? Any ideas as I’d love to make this again soon!
Hmm, I really am not sure what would have given you that after taste. Maybe the brussels sprouts. Do you eat them often? Those could be it if undercooked. Please let me know if you have other questions. So glad you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂
How could you make this for a party?
Hey Laura, I would recommend double the recipe and then serving the noodles in bowls and having guest ladle the broth over the noodles. this way the noodles will not soak up the broth while it sits out. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much!! xTieghan ?
As a huge ramen fan, I wasn’t sure really good ramen could be made at home — was so, so wonderfully surprised when I gave this recipe a try! it was so tasty & flavorful and equally as simple to prepare — will be saving this one as a favorite .
Thank you so much Catherine! I am so glad you loved this!
This is your second ramen recipe that iv’e made and i’m LOVING them! The flavours are amazing! I can’t wait to try another.
I am so happy to hear that!! Thank you so much Erica!
Your ramen is delicious. Obamacare allows you to stay on your parent’s health and dental care till you’re 26.
Thank you so much Anne! xTieghan
I want to try your ramen dishes but most, if not all, contain mushrooms, and unfortunately, I’m allergic. Any substitutions?
Really any veggie you enjoy will work, zucchini would be a great substitute! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
Just made this tonight for dinner for my family. It was amazing! We order ramen from a local restaurant fairly regularly and everyone said this was better than that! Thanks so much and please keep the delicious recipes coming.
I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for trying it out! Happy Friday! xTieghan