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You don't have to go very far to get this classic Chinese take-out dish combined with ramen! So easy to make at home that you won't need to pick up the phone! General Tso's chicken ramen is the best combination of fast, quick dinners!

You don't have to go very far to get this classic Chinese take-out dish combined with ramen! So easy to make at home that you won't need to pick up the phone! General Tso's chicken ramen is the best combination of fast, quick dinners!

My new favorite cold-weather dish is ramen.

I know ramen was like a huge thing the past couple years but strangely enough, I wasn’t always craving it.

This year? Total game-changer and I’m constantly craving it.

There is this ramen shop that is near my office in DC so I have a feeling I’ll be a frequent there this winter.

They should give out loyalty cards because I’d fill mine up in two weeks LOL

You don't have to go very far to get this classic Chinese take-out dish combined with ramen! So easy to make at home that you won't need to pick up the phone! General Tso's chicken ramen is the best combination of fast, quick dinners!

I tend to order a lot of Chinese take-out in the winter.

There is something about the extra greasy food that makes me feel extra warm on the inside.

Probably not the best way to hibernate but at least winter is only a few months, right?

I thought okay – I love Chinese take-out and I always get General Tso’s chicken so why not combine that with my love for ramen and make this General Tso’s chicken ramen?

WINNER WINNER (you know the rest).

You don't have to go very far to get this classic Chinese take-out dish combined with ramen! So easy to make at home that you won't need to pick up the phone! General Tso's chicken ramen is the best combination of fast, quick dinners!

This isn’t General Tso’s…

So I know that this probably doesn’t look like your typical General Tso’s that you get for take-out but that’s because I didn’t bother to fry the chicken.

I don’t see the point of doing that at home because it splatters everywhere and it’s just so much more work than you really need it to be.

Especially if you want a quick dinner.

The sauce still tastes roughly the same – sweet and spicy – and it coats the noodles oh-so-well!

What if I don’t have sweet soy sauce?

Just add a little bit of granulated sugar in with the regular soy sauce.

What if I don’t have the shaoxing wine?

You can use a splash of vinegar but be careful, you don’t want it too vinegary with the rice wine vinegar too.

Do I pour the liquid the ramen noodles was cooked in into the rest of the ramen dish?

No! Just take out the ramen. Drain the liquid.

You don't have to go very far to get this classic Chinese take-out dish combined with ramen! So easy to make at home that you won't need to pick up the phone! General Tso's chicken ramen is the best combination of fast, quick dinners!

Twirl and dig in!

Other Chinese-style take-out dishes you may enjoy if you like this ramen:

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General Tso's Chicken Ramen

Combine a favorite Chinese take-out dish together with ramen and you've got the ultimate take-out dinner right at home!
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Servings: 2

Servings are adjustable but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings.

Calories: 707kcal
Author: Julie Chiou

Ingredients

  • 2 : 3-ounce packages of instant ramen noodles only

For the sauce

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons shaoxing wine
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1-2 dried red chilies chopped or 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (adjust this to your comfort of spice)
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth

For the rest of the dish

  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, diced
  • 1 cup chopped baby broccoli

Instructions

  • Bring a pot of water to a boil then let it simmer until needed.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together ingredients for the sauce. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat up 1-2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium-high heat then add the diced chicken. Season with salt and pepper and brown on all sides until mostly cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the baby broccoli and cook to desired doneness. I like mine with a bite so I don't cook mine very long especially since they are chopped so small.
  • Pour the sauce into the skillet then let simmer until thickened, about 3 minutes. Turn the heat down.
  • Bring the pot of water to a rolling boil then add the ramen noodles. Cook until done, about 3 minutes.
  • Add to the skillet then toss everything together until noodles are coated in the sauce.
  • Remove from heat and divide into bowls and serve.
  • Garnish with green onions, if desired.

Notes

Nutrition Facts
General Tso's Chicken Ramen
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 707 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Carbohydrates 81g27%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 43g86%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.
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Recipe Rating




Jasmine

Friday 1st of February 2019

This was SO ABSURDLY DELICIOUS. I made it with frozen broccoli for convenience, and I considered that a mistake. Since this was a quicker recipe, all the flavors didn’t really permeate into the thick frozen veg. That was my fault. Broccolini, as the recipe calls for, would have been perfect. Next time. DEF making this again.

Maggie

Sunday 13th of January 2019

I just made this for dinner. It's so delicious! I'm obsessed with it & already planning to make it again. I couldn't find the sweet soy sauce or the other wine in the recipe but used the vinegar & soy sauce with sugar that you suggested and it was perfect.

Julie Wampler

Monday 14th of January 2019

So glad you enjoyed this!

Ginger

Wednesday 3rd of October 2018

Question: I made this last nite and it was fabulous! However, after the ramen noodles were cooked, I pulled out just the noodles and added them to my chicken/sauce. Are you suppose to pour water that u cooked the noodles in, into the chicken/sauce??

Julie

Thursday 4th of October 2018

No, you're only pulling out the noodles and putting that in the sauce.

Ginger

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018

Incredibly good!! So easy! I’ll be making this every week!!! Love love love

Julie

Thursday 4th of October 2018

Awesome!

Alicia

Monday 12th of February 2018

Ugh, I want to make this so bad but cannot find sweet soy sauce or shaoxing wine. Recommendations for subs?

Julie

Tuesday 13th of February 2018

You could use soy sauce and just a bit of granulated sugar to it. For the wine, you can sub in white vinegar.