Detox Coconut Lemongrass Chicken Ramen.
Hey, Hey Monday Ramen!!
Happy Martin Luther King day! Hope you guys have the day off and are doing fun wintery things. Since it’s freezing, I made us Ramen! Healthy, colorful and delicious ramen. Ramen with chicken, lemongrass, miso, coconut milk, lots of lime, and black rice ramen noodles. I topped the bowls off with pan roasted brussels sprouts, carrots, cilantro, soft-boiled eggs and lots of sesame seeds. Basically, I created my dream bowl of healthy ramen and I am so in love with it.
As was my family when I made it for them over Christmas. This Detox Coconut Lemongrass Chicken Ramen is seriously SO good…easy and perfect for winter weeknight cooking…aka tonight because what Monday doesn’t need a giant bowl of ramen?
Answer? They all do.
So, I don’t know about you guys, but I am pretty excited for yet another week of Healthy January. I’m still in the loving winter phase, which means, soup at least once a week. We’ve had almost non-stop snow here for the last two-ish weeks. It’s been that pretty winter white snow you see on Pinterest, which also happens to create the perfect lighting for finishing up those cookbook photos. I am excited for this week because it’s busy, and I love a busy week with plenty of tasks to complete, but also because I have some exiting new things that I am starting…and finishing. Things with the blog, things with the book and some other fun things too. Hoping for a good week! I’m obviously trying some positive thinking here after a semi-exhausting past week.
Plus, new year, new thought process, right? <–yes, yes.
Also, can we please talk about something so random for a quick second? In an effort to be so much more organized this year I am currently on the lookout for the perfect weekly planner. I know, I know, I am like two plus weeks behind, but I’ve been a little swamped with pressing deadlines and haven’t had time to even think about planning for 2017. I am just beginning to get organized now. I’d love to know if you guys have a favorite planner? The hang up that I keep running into is that it seems almost all planners have their weeks laid out between two pages. I am a huge fan of the planners that have one whole page dedicated to ONE whole. This way I can write everything and cross it off as I go. Anyone else feel the same?
Let me know your tips and tricks? I am in desperate need of some organization over here.
OkOK, random chat over. Let’s talk healthy ramen!
It’s probably no secret that I love a bowl of Ramen. Example one, two, and three. It’s been a favorite of mine since I was a kid and winter would just not be complete with a couple…dozen bowls, you know? For Healthy January, I really wanted to create a bowl of ramen that was truly guilt free, but still just as cozy and delicious.
The broth needed to be crazy flavorful, the noodles, thin and curly, and the toppings bright and colorful. I’m just going to put this out there and say that this is not your average bowl of ramen. It’s different, but in such a good way. I like to call it detox ramen, because it has everything that makes me feel awesome. I’m talking lemongrass, ginger, garlic, chile peppers, miso, coconut, cilantro, fiber and antioxidant filled black rice noodles. There’s also plenty of protein filled chicken, and healthy veggies. You see, health food ramen.
If you guys are new to black rice, it has a delicious roasted nutty taste, soft texture and beautiful deep purple color. It’s high in fiber, protein and complex carbs. It’s also vegan and gluten-free. The black rice ramen noodles are simply rice, but in noodle form, and they are my favorite type of ramen. On busy nights when I’m feeling super lazy, I’ll boil the black rice ramen and simply eat them with a little butter, salt, and maybe an egg and some veggies too. Perfect easy and healthy meal…BUT, having them in this ramen soup is way better!
This soup comes together in just around thirty minutes and is really simple to make. It’s the perfect Monday meal if you’re looking for a little weekend detox.
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
Detox Coconut Lemongrass Chicken Ramen.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: asian main meal, detox, ramen
This healthy, colourful and delicious ramen will hit the spot
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken tenders
- kosher salt and pepper
- 6 cloves garlic minced or grated
- 1 inch piece fresh ginger grated
- 1-2 red fresno chiles or jalapeños seeds removed + chopped
- 1-2 lemongrass stalks sliced
- 1 tablespoon white miso paste
- 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 cup canned coconut milk
- 3-4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons fish sauce
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro roughly chopped, plus more for serving
- Juice of 1 lime plus lime wedges for serving
- 1 pound black rice ramen noodles
- 1 pound brussels sprouts shredded
- soft boiled eggs toasted sesame seeds, microgreens, and shredded carrots, for serving
Heat a large soup pot over medium high heat. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and when the oil shimmers, add the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Sear on both sides until browned, remove the chicken from the pot.
To the same pot, add the garlic, ginger, fresno pepper, and lemongrass and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until fragrant. Add the miso, chicken broth, coconut milk, soy sauce, and fish sauce. Add the chicken back to the pot and bring the mix to a boil. Cover and reduce the heat to medium. Simmer 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Once the chicken is cooked, shred with 2 forks. Stir in the cilantro and lime juice.
Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over high heat and add the remaining tablespoons of olive oil. Add the brussels sprouts and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5-10 minutes or until lightly charred.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the ramen noodles according to package directions. Drain.
Divide the noodles between bowls and ladle the soup over top. Top as desired with brussels sprouts, eggs, sesame seeds, carrots, peppers, limes, and or cilantro. Eat!
Monday Ramen = perfection. Always.
black rice ramen sounds so cool!! i thought it was squid ink pasta for a sec, but then i realized that it was more purple than black, and super shiny. and this broth sounds so flavorful; love that there’s coconut milk for some creamy richness!
Thanks so much Heather!
I’ve never tried Ramen before and I think this healthy version will be my first try. 😀 And for the planner, I would help you, but mine are all spread on two pages. Oh well! Good luck and have a great week. 🙂
Thank you so much Caroline!!
I always want it to try Ramen before, but I haven’t had the chance yet. The vibrant colors look amazing, and the soft, hard boil eggs are the best thing in the world for me:)!
I’m struggling to find the perfect organizing system for myself. If you find any interesting, let me know. Right now, I use Excel.
I will definitely let you know if I find something I love! Thanks so much Carlos, I hope you love the Ramen!
We only have a tiny bit of snow here in the Netherlands but this ramen would be most welcome too! As far as planners go, I’ve been using the GetToWork book (http://www.gettoworkbook.com/) and loving it (first time ever I got the same planner second year in a row!). I think it works really well especially for people with creative jobs also because there are a lot of extra pages to break down more complex projects.
Thank you so much Vera!! That planner looks awesome, thanks for sharing!
Morning Tieghan! This looks so yummy. Thanks for all the healthy recipes this month. They’ve been super fun! Ok…planners… checkout The Passion Planner. It comes in two sizes, and a couple of different formats. It comes with some fun planning spaces and includes a mid year check in. There’s space for lists, drawings, etc. and there are videos to show you how others make the most of planning their life and passion. If you want something with no format till you start, bullet journaling may be an option. If you want a coaching session or two (in exchange for all the awesome recipes, photographs and super fun blog entries you provide us with), I’m happy to set aside time for you! (And I am going to check out Vera’s suggestion now!)
Wow, sounds so awesome! Thank you so much for sharing Monica!! I’ll have to look into that one!
This looks like the ultimate guilt-free comfort food. Yum!
It so is! Thank you Alida!
Is it possible for ramen to be TOO beautiful?? Because if it is, then this ramen would definitely be it. Also, can we continue healthy recipe January forever?! I’ve been loving what you’ve come up with!! 😀
Awh thank you so much Sarah! And I would totally love to do Healthy January forever haha!
Gorgeous! Love love LOVE all those veggies. Planner-wise, I’m a bullet journaling convert. I found other planners too restrictive. Trying to wedge everything into boxes stressed me out! Kristen over at Dine & Dish has a great introductory video. I also keep hearing amazing things about the Nourish planner.
Thank you so much Kare!! I’ll check that one out!
those black ramen noodles?! DIVINE!!! soo obsessed with all the color here, looks gorgi
Thank you Christine!!
Tieghan, the Franklin Planner is my favorite. However, the most important thing is not the planner (notebook), it’s training yourself to become TOTALLY dependent on it. NO MORE BITS OF PAPER WITH NOTES ON THEM lying around and POST-ITS stuck on your computer! You write down your goals for the day….crossing off each one as it’s completed. Forward the ones you didn’t get done to the next day, making your list in order of importance. If you didn’t get to some goals listed within 10 days it must not be that important. However, you can continue to forward those as “reminders” if they don’t have a deadline. The goal is to retrain yourself until using the planner becomes a habit.
Thank you so much Jeanne!
Ramen has been on my mind lately. Thanks for this! My favorite planner is the Passion Planner (http://www.passionplanner.com/)-It gives so much space for doodling, thinking, brainstorming and really helps break down complex goals into bite size pieces–AND….I love all the creative things people do with their passion planner and you can see on their Instagram how creative people can be.
Thank you Karla!!
Yum! There’s nothing better than a runny egg yolk in ramen. I’m excited to try out this recipe, the lemongrass sounds so refreshing! Thanks for sharing!
I hope you love it, Chels! Thank you!!
This ramen looks absolutely delicious! I love all things ramen so I can’t wait to give this a try!
Perfect! Thank you Andrea!
Tieghan, my daughter and I both love these planners:
Also, this ramen looks freaking amazing!
Thank you so much Jennifer!!
This looks so yummy! I can’t wait to try it!
I have spent a looot of time looking at planners bc I’m very picky about what exactly I wanted, and I finally found this one https://www.emilyley.com/collections/simplified-planner/products/2017-daily-simplified-planner-gold-pineapple
and I absolutely love it! I think it’s perfect! It has a whole page for each day and I just think the layout is perfect for anyone trying to keep a schedule and have a to do list!
Thank you so so much Sarah!
Now this is a perfect Ramen bowl! Can’t wait to try it myself! 🙂
Thank you Julia!! I hope you love it!
Talk about planners Franklin Covey Institute has all sorts of different kinds of planners day by day or week by week. You might want to google them. You can also start them any time of year which is good also.
I will look into those!! Thank you Joanie!
I love this idea!
Thank you Sara!!
Appointed is based in DC and their planners have one week per page! I really like how simple the design is. http://www.appntd.com/collections/calendars-planners
(LOVE your recipes and your blog, btw.)
Thank you Christina!!
This looks SO good! But with miso, fish sauce and soy sauce (even low sodium), plus what’s in the noodles and broth, I’m worried about the sodium content. Have you ever calculated it?
I’m consciously trying to use less salt and sweetener because they’re in every-bloody-thing, and I found myself consuming tons of them both without even knowing.
Hey!! No, I am sorry I have never calculated it. Please feel free to reduce the amount of soy sauce and just use it to your taste. I think with eve a tablespoon of say this will still be great! Let me know if you have questions and I hope you love this! 🙂
I love these flavors, what a great way to detox!
Thank you Laura!!
Made this tonight- so delicious! My husband and I both couldn’t believe how good it was. Using what I had, I improvised a little- regular ramen (not black rice) and no lemongrass, so I threw in extra ginger, grated lime peel, some brown sugar and dried mint leaves. Turned out great. Thank you for always having great recipes!
I am so glad you and your husband liked this ramen, Sarah!! Thank you!
So excited to make this ramen this week! I live for noodle bowels!!!!!
I bullet journal and design my own layouts
Hope you love the ramen! Thanks Callie!
Really excited to make this tonight for my mum but i am struggling to find ramen noodles in the UK, the only thing I can find are cheap packets mixed with seasoning which I do not want! Are there any good substitutes for ramen noodles? would rice noodles work as well or will i lose out on flavour?
If any UK readers see this could you advise on whether plain remen noodles are available at UK supermarkets? Thanks!
Honestly, this is just perfect! Loving the black rice noodles- and everything else, really, especially the beautiful toppings. Thanks for sharing, Tieghan, I would detox with this for days.
So so happy you like it, thank you so so much!
Hello! Quick question, where can you find miso pasta? Or is it miso paste? I can find miso paste just not pasta. Thanks can’t wait to make this!
Hey Lindsay! SO sorry, you need miso paste, not miso pasta. That is a typo and I am fixing now. No such think as miso pasta I don’t think. Hope you love this!
This looks delicious and beautiful!
Where can I find the black rice ramen noodles? Do you get them online? If I have trouble finding the noodles, do you have any suggestions for substitutions? This recipe looks awesome, and I’d love to try it!!!
thanks Steph! I buy the black rice noodles at Whole Foods and sometimes on Amazon. here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/King-Soba-Gluten-Free-Organic-Noodles/dp/B00SHUYMWC/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1485665301&sr=8-1&keywords=black%2Brice%2Bnoodles&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011&th=1
On cold days like this, a perfect ramen is all I needed. I recently bought some black ramen noodles and still haven’t decided what to do with them yet. This is definitely a must-try recipe. Thank you!
Yes, all that is ever needed on cold days! Thanks Amy!
You NEED an Erin Condren Life Planner! They are amazing! I cannot wait to make this amazing recipe!!
Ah yes I do sometimes!
Yum! Just made this for dinner tonight. I used jumbo shrimp instead of chicken and added some pork belly. Delicious 🙂
Ooo sounds so yummy!! I am thrilled you enjoyed this, Charlotte! Thank you so much!
Hi Teigan! Quick question, this yummy detox soup hit the spot for my family and then for a friend recovering from surgery. I’m curious though how large the serving sizes are? I noticed the calories per serving are 751, I’m not typically a calorie counter but that seemed like a high number for this soup.
I love your recipes!
Hey Ashley! This serves 4-6. I am going to be honest, we are working on the nutrition for the recipes and right now I do not feel as though they are accurate values. So sorry for the trouble. Please let me know if you have other questions. Glad you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂
I know this recipe is older now, but just made it tonight and it was amazing! My husband and I are adding it to our go-to list of dinners 🙂
I am thrilled that you enjoyed the recipe, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan