Easy 3 Ingredient Ramen Noodle Stir Fry Recipe (Air Fryer Instructions)

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How can I make my package ramen better?

Top Ramen is yummy, until you look at the nutritional information on the back. Today I am excited to share with you how you can make your ramen way better with this simple and easy ramen noodle stir fry recipe.

What is ramen stir fry?

chicken ramen stir fry

Ramen stir fry is a delicious mixture of cooked ramen noodles with your favorite fried vegetables and roasted protein of choice (I love chicken). Ramen noodle stir fry is easy to make, delicious, way healthier than making Top Ramen, and less complicated than homemade Ramen or homemade stir fry!

Keep reading to learn how to make the easiest ramen noodle stir fry dinner in your air fryer!

Quick and Easy Chicken Ramen Stir Fry Recipe in the Air Fryer

3 ingredient chicken ramen stir fry

Ramen noodle stir fry is a super budget friendly recipe that is so quick and easy. The ingredients are incredibly simple and adaptable. There are many different ways you can make ramen noodles stir fry, here are my favorite ingredients for quick and simple cooking:

  • 1 packet of Top Ramen or 3 ounces of Ramen Noodles
  • 1 package of frozen stir fry vegetable mix (about 12 ounce package)
  • 1 package of frozen grilled chicken breasts strips (the precooked and frozen chicken strips – my bag was about 20 ounces)

What veggies can you put in ramen?

You don’t have to use frozen stir fry vegetables for this recipe. This recipe works great with frozen vegetables in the air fryer, but you can also use fresh vegetables. Here are a few tasty vegetable ideas you can try:

  • onion
  • broccoli
  • red peppers (or other bell pepper colors)
  • carrots
  • green onions (use as a garnish)
  • mushrooms
  • water chestnuts
  • snap peas or green beans
  • edamame
  • lima beans

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Can I air fry ramen?

You can air fry just about any food. However, cooking noodles like ramen noodles or spaghetti just isn’t the most efficient way to make noodles. So, I recommend cooking the ramen noodles on the stove top. Then, once the noodles are cooked, you can make the ramen noodle stir fry salad in the air fryer.

How do I make stir fry in the air fryer?

The air fryer is amazing at cooking frozen foods! That is why this recipe comes together so quickly and deliciously! Here are a few tips to making ramen noodle stir fry in the air fryer.

Tip 1. Place the vegetables and the chicken in the air fryer basket

vegetables and chicken in air fryer basket

Take your bags of frozen vegetables and frozen chicken and layer them in the air fryer basket. Because the chicken is already cooked and both foods are frozen, it is okay for the chicken and the vegetables to touch and mix together.

You can place however much vegetables and chicken slices you want to eat. If you end up having not enough, it is okay! These cook very quickly and you can make more very easily. If you end up having too much, that is also okay because then you can use what is left for leftovers!

Tip 2. Season

Add any seasonings, to taste, to the chicken and vegetables. Stir the chicken and veggies around to evenly distribute the seasonings. You can also add a light mist of oil from a reusable oil sprayer (or brush on oil) to help the seasoning adhere to the vegetables and chicken.

how to season ramen stir fry

How do I season chicken stir fry?

There are so many different ways you can season this recipe! Here are a couple of ideas.

1. Use the Top Ramen packet. If you are using a prepackaged ramen package, normally the noodles come with a small packet of seasoning. I like to use some or all of this seasoning packet on my chicken and vegetables, depending on how much I am making. Season  

2. Garlic powder, Onion powder, and salt. You can’t go wrong with just a little garlic powder, onion powder, and salt to taste. This is a classic seasoning combo that never fails.

3. Stir Fry Sauce Mix. Keep things classic by mixing in a bottle of stir fry sauce into the vegetables and chicken before cooking it in the air fryer.

Or, try this homemade stir fry sauce instead. You will need chicken broth, low sodium soy sauce, honey, toasted sesame oil, and crushed red pepper flakes.

4. Homemade Thai Seasoning Mix. While stir fry originates from China, you can change the flavor profile of your salad with this homemade Thai seasoning mix that I used to make bang bang shrimp in the air fryer.

5. Homemade Curry seasoning mix. I love curry. Infuse your stir fry salad with fresh Indian flavors by using seasonings such as garlic, ginger, curry powder, ground coriander, cumin, paprika, and chili powder.

See one of my favorite homemade curry recipes for more specific seasoning details. 

6. Just be creative! The best part about cooking is the creativity and discovery! Mix and match different seasonings of your choice. If you aren’t sure which seasonings to combine, a quick Google search will help you out. Just enter something like “homemade seasoning mix for stir fry”, see if you have the ingredients, and give it a try!

Tip 3. Air fry

Once your seasonings are added, air fry the vegetables. Cook the vegetables and the chicken in the air fryer at 370 degrees Fahrenheit or 188 degrees Celsius for 8-10 minutes, or until the chicken and vegetables are tender, cooked through, and crispy to your liking.

How to make ramen noodle stir fry?

easy ramen noodle stir fry recipe

Once your vegetables, chicken, and instant ramen noodles are cooked, combine everything in a bowl and serve to enjoy!

You can add any additional seasonings or sauces at this point. Make sure to stir everything together before enjoying!

You can also layer everything back into the air fryer basket to reheat or if you want the noodles to be more fried. Just add a spritz or two of oil and cook for 1-2 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit or 204 degrees Celsius.

Garnish Ideas

Take this ramen stir fry recipe up a notch with one or several of your favorite garnish ingredients, such as sesame seeds, peanuts, cilantro, green onions sriracha, sweet chili sauce, etc.

chicken ramen noodle stir fry in the air fryer

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to use ramen noodles?

You don’t have to use ramen noodles to enjoy this stir fry salad. Any pasta noodle like spaghetti will work. Or, use your favorite gluten free noodles if you have a gluten intolerance.

You can also enjoy the chicken and vegetables with cooked rice.

Can I make ramen noodles in the microwave?

These ramen noodles cook nicely in the microwave if you don’t want to use the stovetop. Place the ramen noodles in a microwave safe bowl, fill the bowl with water until the noodles are covered. Place in the microwave for 1:30 to 2 minutes, or until the noodles are done to your liking.

Be sure to drain the water from the bowl.

Can I make this recipe with a different meat?

If you aren’t a fan of chicken, this recipe will also work with other proteins such as steak, pork, ground beef, etc.

Or, if you are looking for a vegan or vegetarian substitute, use tofu or your other favorite meat substitutions.

What other questions do you have? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Final Thoughts

Air fryer ramen noodle stir fry salad is such a great and filling dish that is perfect for busy evenings. This recipe is super adaptable, so you can make it to fit your tastes.

Additionally, this recipe stores wonderfully in an air tight container for 3-5 days after cooking, so you can meal prep this dinner ahead of time for even quicker cooking!

Share with us in the comments below what you love about this recipe!

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Ramen Noodle Stir Fry Recipe in the Air Fryer

Ramen noodle stir fry is a great recipe for busy evenings when you need a filling, healthy, and tasty meal quick. You only need three ingredients and 15 minutes to make this recipe in the air fryer!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Serves: 2
Adjust Servings: 2

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 packet Top Ramen or 3 ounces of Ramen Noodles
  • ¼ package frozen Stir fry Vegetable mix just use what you need for 1-2 servings
  • 3 ounces chicken breast strips you can use leftover chicken or from a bag of precooked frozen chicken strips

Instructions

  • Boil water on stovetop and cook ramen noodles according to its package directions. (Or, cook the ramen noodles in a microwave safe bowl for about 2 minutes)
  • Place desired amount of frozen vegetables and frozen (or cold) chicken you want in the air fryer basket. (When I make a serving for 2, I normally do a handful or two of chicken strips and a layer of frozen vegetables in my 5.8 Cosori air fryer).
  • Season the vegetables and chicken (optional). I’ve done this with many different ways. If I am using the Top Ramen packet I might season it with the seasoning that comes in the packet. Or, you can change the flavor profile with any seasoning mixture. I normally do a Google search for ideas.
    See the recipe notes for more ideas. This recipe is super relaxed and you can eat it with no seasoning at all! Do what you love!
  • Cook for about 8 or so minutes at 370°F/188°C, or until vegetables and chicken are warmed through and crispy to your liking.
  • If you haven’t already, drain the water from the ramen noodles and combine the noodles with the vegetables and chicken.
  • Add any additional seasonings or sauces and enjoy!
  • Optional: If you'd like make your noodles a little more crispy, add everything make to the air fryer basket, spritz some oil on the noodles, and air fry for 1-2 minutes at 400°F/200°C, or until everything is crispy to your liking.

Recipe Notes

Seasoning Ideas

1. Use the Top Ramen packet. If you are using a prepackaged ramen package, normally the noodles come with a small packet of seasoning. I like to use some or all of this seasoning packet on my chicken and vegetables, depending on how much I am making. Season  
2. Garlic powder, Onion powder, and salt. You can't go wrong with just a little garlic powder, onion powder, and salt to taste. This is a classic seasoning combo that never fails. 
3. Stir Fry Sauce Mix. Keep things classic by mixing in a bottle of stir fry sauce into the vegetables and chicken before cooking it in the air fryer.
Or, try this homemade stir fry sauce instead. You will need chicken broth, low sodium soy sauce, honey, toasted sesame oil, and crushed red pepper flakes.
4. Homemade Thai Seasoning Mix. While stir fry originates from China, you can change the flavor profile of your salad with this homemade Thai seasoning mix that I used to make bang bang shrimp in the air fryer.  
5. Homemade Curry seasoning mix. I love curry. Infuse your stir fry salad with fresh Indian flavors by using seasonings such as garlic, ginger, curry powder, ground coriander, cumin, paprika, and chili powder.
See one of my favorite homemade curry recipes for more specific seasoning details. 
6. Just be creative! The best part about cooking is the creativity and discovery! Mix and match different seasonings of your choice. If you aren't sure which seasonings to combine, a quick Google search will help you out. Just enter something like "homemade seasoning mix for stir fry", see if you have the ingredients, and give it a try!

Nutrition

Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 10g | Sodium: 1077mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 1g

Ingredients: Chicken, Ramen
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Main Dish, Popular, Back to School, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Dairy Free, Egg Free
Categories: Healthy, Air Fryer

Comments & Reviews

  • This is the easiest recipe I have ever seen! I’m so cook but this is easy and awesome! Thank you for this! I always have these in the house!!

    • Thanks, Ina, for the positive review and feedback. This recipe is a keeper!

      • Cathy, Check out the “Public Goods” site. They have Ramen noodles in a 4-pack that are not fried and have a great liquid rather than a dry packet with nitrates. The first order is free. This weekend they have a sale. I am 88 and love my Corsori and your recipes and beautiful children. I might say I eat more healthily with your ideas.
        P. D’Amato

  • This is the easiest recipe I have ever seen! I’m not cook but this is easy and awesome! Thank you for this! I always have these in the house!!

  • This is the easiest recipe I have ever seen! I’m not a cook but this is easy and awesome! Thank you for this! I always have these in the house!!

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