Skillet Ramen Noodles


Skillet Ramen Noodles

Skillet Ramen Noodles
10 Min

If you've never experimented with Asian-style Ramen noodles, you're in for a treat. Our budget-friendly and quick-cooking Skillet Ramen Noodles can be on the table in no time.

What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 (3-ounce) packages chicken-flavored Ramen noodles
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots

What to Do

  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Break up noodles and add to skillet, cooking until browned, stirring constantly.
  3. Add noodle seasoning packets, water, and vegetables; cook until all water is absorbed and noodles are tender, stirring occasionally. Serve immediately.


To make this more of a meal, add some cooked, chunked chicken. Yum! 

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So easy and delicious. First time I ever used or tasted Ramen. I made it exactly as per the recipe increasing the Ramen to 3 packages and water to 3 cups and 2 cups peas and carrots. Next time I will do 4 pkgs and use oriental blend vegs. Low cost and really good served with boston lettuce wrapped shredded oriental chicken and a large fruit salad with poppy seed dressing. No leftovers.

This is certainly a different way of cooking ramen than I'm used to. I've never thought of browning tne noodles beforehand and I'm also curious as to how that would alter the taste. I'd like to try this with some broccoli cuts instead of the peas and carrots and use the suggestion of adding some sliced chicken breasts to the dish. We came across a nice Roast Chicken flavor ramen, and I think it would work well in this recipe.

This is a very creative way to use ramen, and it is extremely budget friendly to boot. I have high blood pressure, however, and am trying to cut down on my sodium intake. In place of the water and flavor packets, I used a cup of low sodium chicken broth. I added a fresh cayenne pepper, sliced lengthwise, and plucked it out at the end. I find that when I add a little kick of heat, I really don't miss the salt!

What a unique way to use Ramen noodles! I have never thought of frying them like in this recipe. I am sure it will change up the flavor of the noodles. I am so going to make this recipe and I'll be adding chunks of chicken breast to make it a full meal, with a toss salad on the side. Thank you so much for sharing this Skillet Ramen Noodles recipe.

i forgot to mention the water, lol

How much water do you add?

i like to boil some vegetables, like onion, corn or just frozen mixed veggies with a can of stewed tomatoes the mexican flavored add some ground beef, or ground sausage after the meats nearly done add the noodles and season mix its yummy, my son did time in county and hes hooked more than ever on jail mix lol.

That's an entirely different recipe LOL

The amount of sodium in Ramen Noodles is off the chart - do your heart a favor - make your own Ramen with Chinese noodles/dehydrated veggies/low sodium bouillon. Then you can add all your "extras"!

I made them as directed in the recipe and all I could taste was the vegetable oil. Yuck.

I stir fry beef or chicken with onion and bell pepper and put this on top of the ramen noodles when they are tastes great !

I love Ramen everyday. This sounds like a good way to make them.

I have been eating Ramens ever since I was stationed in Japan right after Vietnam. I love these and I can make so many cheap meals out of Ramens. They are also a staple in many American prisons too. My son was in prison in California and when he got out, he had three HUGE bags full of Ramens. They are truly a gift when it comes to a budget. Like another writer posted I cook them until almost done, and then stir fry them with meat, chopped green onions and vegetables and I can make a full meal for 4 in 10 minutes!

I make this all the time. Add leftover meat or shrimp, a few red pepper flakes, and a heapin' spoonful of peanut butter and you have pad thai. Delicious and takes no time at all.

Yours is not Pad Thai, but it is similar. If it was actual Pad Thai you would have green onions, fried eggs, peanuts, fish sauce and, of course, tamarind paste. Yours sounds good too, it's just not really Pad Thai.

My all time favorite meal===Brown any meat (I like turkey kielbasa or beef or chicken). Brown smashed up noodles, and add any mixed package of frozen vegetables. (Some need a little stir-fry first) Add packet of flavoring with 1 cup of water for each, and combine all until the noodles are soft and most of the liquid is gone. I've made this numerous times and never used the exact same combinations of meat and veges, and it always comes out sooo delish.

The basic meal every savvy kid in college eats and/or serves to his/her friends/roomates. Especially great adding the package of frozen veggies! A lot cheaper the pizza or wings!!!

Sounds pretty dull "as is". Needs to be punched up with shredded cabbage cabbage or spinach, maybe some leftover pork or chicken. A pinch of red pepper flakes. Now you"re talkin'!

Ramen noodles work well in a stir fry also...pretend it is lo-mein noodles

Try different flavors of Ramen... Stir in some chopped ham, leftover roast or chicken, add a variety of vege's and you have a quick delicious meal.

Have you tried the new Spam flavors? Smokey Hickory and Bacon. Very good fried on a bun with a little dijon and a pickle.

What does this have to do with ramen noodles?

You're talking college cuisine. Add to the list slices of Spam pan fried or baked in a glaze of yellow mustard and brown sugar. We would boil a chicken, use the meat in a variety of ways, boil spaghetti in the chicken water, and then reuse the water like chicken boulion. We're still alive!

Indeed. Mr. Food should do an entire week on college cuisine.


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