This colorful Chili Crisp Chicken Ramen in Ginger Soy Broth is full of Thai flavors and so simple to make at home. Made with flavorful Thai curry paste and doused in a chili crisp butter sauce. The chicken is cooked until caramelized around the edges. It’s then added to bowls of steaming hot ginger broth with ramen noodles and butternut squash. A wonderful balance of spicy, sweet, and savory flavors.
Fall officially begins next Saturday, but at home in Colorado, now is our fall. The days are cooler, the nights are pretty chilly, and our leaves have begun to change to shades of light yellow. Even here in New York, there are trees scattered throughout the city with yellow leaves, it’s so pretty.
With cooler days here, or at least cooler nights here, I love the idea of noodles in a steamy, simmering broth. It’s cozy, warming, and healthy, but not super heavy. A really great balance.
With this recipe, I knew I wanted to add in some butternut squash for an autumn touch. I love using squash in the fall!
Here are the details
Step 1: make the broth
I like to start with the ginger broth to give it time to simmer and for all the squash to properly cook.
The key is to first caramelize the shallots. They add so much flavor and make the broth feel rich and indulgent. Then I mix in the cubes of butternut squash. I prefer to buy my butternut squash whole, and then chop it.
But if that requires a bit too much of your time, you can easily use pre-cut cubes of butternut squash from the store. I will say, it’s a very convenient option if you’re busy or don’t love to chop.
Let the broth simmer while you cook the chicken.
Step 2: the chicken
It’s a little crispy, a little spicy, but simple. Toss it up with some arrowroot or cornstarch to help with the crispiness. Then cook it up with Thai red curry paste and a splash of fish sauce.
You can certainly use tamari or soy sauce too, but I love fish sauce.
And for the chili crisp butter, make sure to use a high-quality grass-fed butter for best flavor. I love Straus Organic European butter. Then just cook the garlic and chili flakes in the butter until golden and crisp.
Step 3: serve and enjoy
To serve, I like to arrange the noodles in low bowls. Then spoon the steaming broth over and top with chili crisp sauce. Then add fresh green onions for a nice pop of color and flavor at the end.
That’s it, enjoy immediately! This takes less than an hour to make and it’s not only delicious but fun! A great recipe to transition into cozy fall days.
Looking for other fall weeknight dinners? Here are my favorites:
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Chili Crisp Chicken and Noodles in Ginger Soy Broth
Calories Per Serving: 558 kcal
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- 1. To make the broth. Melt together the butter, shallots, and butternut squash in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Mix in the wine, cooking until the wine cooks into the shallots, another 5 minutes. Add ginger and garlic and cook 1 minute. 2. Pour in the broth, soy sauce, and pinch of pepper. Simmer over low heat.3. In a bowl, toss together the chicken and cornstarch. 4. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the Thai red curry paste and cook 1-2 minutes, until fragrant. Add the chicken and toss to coat in the curry paste. Cook until the chicken becomes crispy, about 8 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the fish sauce or tamari/soy sauce.5. Meanwhile, in a small skillet melt together the butter, garlic, and a pinch of chili flakes. Cook until the butter is browning and the garlic crisps.6. Arrange the noodles in shallow bowls. Ladle the steaming broth over top. Top with chili crisp sauce, chicken, and green onions. Enjoy!