Wagamama’s chicken ramen (chilli chicken) is one of the restaurant’s famous dishes. I’ve recreated the recipe with my twist, so it’s easy to make at home. Made with fresh herbs, chicken, medium egg noodles, and aromatics, you’ll love the deliciously comforting flavour of this recipe.
My version of Wagamama’s chicken ramen (chilli chicken) is just as flavourful, bold, fiery, and satisfying as Wagamama’s recipe, but you won’t need to get dressed up for the restaurant! This version is also perfect for meal prep, so you can enjoy easy heat and eat meals throughout the week.
I’ve even noted in the instructions which ingredients to freeze, so you’ll have a fresh bowl of Wagamama’s chicken ramen and prepped leftovers ready by the time you work your way through the recipe!
By making a homemade version of this Wagamama chicken ramen, you can adjust the flavour to your needs. Use fewer chillies and chilli flakes if you don’t enjoy spicy foods. Or, you can leave them out entirely for a more savoury soup.
I included chicken breast to keep this Wagamama’s Chicken Ramen (Chilli Chicken) lower in calories yet high in protein. Boneless, skinless chicken thighs, beef, or pork belly (for spicy pork ramen) also work well. Grilled or pan-fried tofu is a great alternative for vegetarians and vegans.
Fresh or dried chillies work great in this recipe. If you use dried chillies, rehydrate them in some water before incorporating them into the dish. Try using shishito peppers, considered mild chillies, for a less fiery recipe.
Using fresh herbs helps provide a fresher flavour, but dried herbs will work just as well. Start with ½ the amount of dried herbs and adjust to taste.
See the recipe card for full information on all ingredients and quantities.
If you follow a gluten-free diet, you can still enjoy Wagamama’s chicken ramen (chilli chicken) with a quick substitution. Use gluten-free noodles like soba or gluten-free ramen to turn this chilli chicken ramen into a gluten-free meal. It’s worth double-checking that the chicken stock and miso paste do not have gluten, as some brands add gluten to these items.
You can also make this chicken ramen (Wagamama style) vegan/vegetarian by replacing a few items. Swap out the egg noodles for rice noodles and use tofu or edamame to replace the chicken breast.
To 3 meal prep containers, add the dry ingredients (ginger, noodles, beansprouts, half the spring onion & coriander). Store the garnishes separately.
3. When you’re about to eat, blend 1 de-seeded chilli, 1 clove of garlic, 1 tbsp miso paste and 500ml of water. Add the dry ingredients into a pan, along with half a stock cube and your chilli broth. Cover with a lid and cook for 5 minutes (Image 3).
4. Serve in a bowl and top with coriander, spring onions, a lime wedge, the grilled chicken and an extra sprinkle of chilli flakes if you can hack it (Image 4).
Cook the chicken first.
Since it does not take long for the noodles to cook for Wagamama’s chicken ramen (chilli chicken), it’s necessary to pre-cook the chicken. If you don’t use cooked chicken, your dish will have raw/undercooked protein. Note: You can marinate the chicken for additional flavour. A ginger soy marinade works well with this recipe.
Measure out the ingredients.
Always measure the ingredients for ramen recipes, as everything cooks quickly (especially the noodles). Having everything prepped and chopped means you can avoid overcooking/burning ingredients.
Remove the chilli seeds for less heat.
If you want to cut down on the spice slightly, you can remove the seeds and white membrane from the inside of the chillies.
Add the toppings of your choice.
This spicy chicken ramen is versatile, so add whichever toppings you enjoy. Soft-boiled eggs, sliced red chilli, sesame seeds, sriracha hot chilli sauce, sliced red onion, a drizzle of soy sauce, and fish cakes all work well with the flavours in this Asian fusion dish.
This Wagamama’s chicken ramen (chilli chicken) is meant to create a warming heat in your mouth without making you jump up for a glass of milk. It’s got some heat, but it isn’t overpowering.
Wagamama chicken ramen is a pan Asian dish created by the restaurant Wagamama. It typically includes grilled chicken, ramen noodles, broth, aromatics, and various toppings.
What do you serve with Wagamama’s chicken ramen (chilli chicken)?
You can pair Asian sides with this chilli chicken ramen or any side you choose. Since it’s quite flavourful, it pairs best with simple sides. Here are a few of my favourite options: Air Fryer Green Beans, Crostini Recipe, or Spicy Tuna with Crispy Rice.
If you tried this Wagamama’s Chicken Ramen, it would be mean so much to me if you could leave a review & a star rating to let me know how you found it! I love hearing about your experiences – it motivates me to keep creating more and more recipes for you guys 💛 Let’s get cooking! – Mimi x