Chicken Tantanmen Ramen

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This creamy, dreamy chicken tantanmen ramen recipe is making us feel so cozy right now! The soup is made with a creamy paste with tahini, soy sauce, chili bean paste, tossed with milk, broth and topped with all the fixings! This is by far one of our favorite noodles dishes!

What is Tantanmen Ramen?

Tantanmen is a Japanese inspired take on Sichuan Chinese Dan Dan Noodles (also known as dandanmian). Traditionally, Dan Dan Noodles are a made with a base of sichuan pepper, ground pork, sesame paste and more delicious spices, all stirred together with noodles.

For Tantanmen, it is made with sesame paste and soy milk for a creamy, dreamy and soup texture!

Chicken Tantanmen Ramen

What ingredients do you need for this chicken ramen?

Ground Chicken: A flavor-filled chicken topping is made with chili bean paste, soy sauce and sake. You can also use ground beef, ground pork, or even ground turkey. If you want to make this vegetarian, you can also use minced mushrooms!

Ramen Broth: We are making a simple ramen broth made with tahini, soy sauce, vinegar, chili oil, chili bean paste, garlic, ginger, sugar, milk and chicken stock! Finished with ramen noodles.

Milk: You can also substitute with oat milk, almond milk or unsweetened soy milk

Toppings: Go nuts with your toppings! We love bok choy, scallions, sesame seeds, toasted sesame oil, Soft Boiled Eggs (or ramen eggs!), and Chili Oil!

Chicken Tantanmen Ramen

Instructions to make this chicken ramen recipe

Start your ground chicken topping

Heat a skillet with oil and add in your chicken. Ground it until it is all separated and browned for 5 to 10 minutes.

Add your chili bean paste, soy sauce and sake and cook for another 15-20 minutes throughout until the chicken has browned and is cooked through.

Make your broth

Make your broth paste. In a bowl, mix tahini, soy sauce, vinegar, chili oil, chili bean paste, garlic, ginger and sugar well and set aside.

Heat broth and milk. Slowly start adding in your broth paste and stir until dissolved, bringing to a gentle simmer. Set on low.

Prepare your ramen, toppings and serve!

Make your ramen according to the package instructions in a separate pot. Next, assemble your bowl. Add in your broth, ramen noodles and top with your chicken, bok choy, green onions, soft boiled egg, chili oil and sesame seeds.

Chicken Tantanmen Ramen

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Chicken Tantanmen Ramen
5 from 2 votes

Chicken Tantanmen Ramen

This creamy, dreamy chicken tantanmen ramen recipe is making us feel so cozy right now! The soup is made with a creamy paste with tahini.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

For the Chicken Topping

  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 tablespoons chili bean paste (doubanjiang)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sake

For the Broth

  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chili oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili bean paste (doubanjiang)
  • 1 garlic, grated
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 cup milk, or plant based milk (soy or almond)

For the Ramen & Toppings

  • Bok choy, green onions, soft boiled eggs, chili oil, sesame seeds
  • 2 4 ounce ramen packages

Instructions 

  • Heat a skillet with oil and add in your chicken. Ground it until it is all separated and browned for5-10 minutes.
  • Add your chili bean paste, soy sauce and sake and cook for another 15-20 minutes throughout until the chicken has browned and is cooked through.
  • In the meantime, make your broth paste. In a bowl, mix tahini, soy sauce, vinegar, chili oil, chili bean paste, garlic, ginger and sugar well and set aside.
  • In a pot, heat broth and milk. Slowly start adding in your broth paste and stir until dissolved. Seton low.
  • In a separate pot, make your ramen according to the package instructions. Next, assemble your bowl. Add in your broth, ramen noodles and top with your chicken, bok choy, green onions, soft boiled egg, chili oil and sesame seeds.

Nutrition

Calories: 312kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 98mg, Sodium: 1694mg, Potassium: 727mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 10IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 36mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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