Introduction: Ramen Noodle Chicken Nuggets

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These delicious chicken nuggets are an easy dish to prepare that only requires three ingredients! The nuggets are extremely tender yet have a crunchy outside thanks to the Ramen Noodle breadcrumbs. This foolproof recipe is perfect for those in college or those on a tight budget who still want yummy foods without having to pay a pretty penny. Lets get started!

Step 1: Gather Ingredients

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This recipe serves two people or one extremely hungry student :)


  • one chicken breast ($1.50)
  • one ramen noodle packet with seasoning ($0.25)
  • one egg ($0.20)

Total Cost: $1.95

That's all the ingredients that there is to it! Feel free to double or even triple the recipe if there are more people.

Step 2: Ramen Noodle Breadcrumbs

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1. Start off buy putting your ramen in a plastic bag. Gallon bags work best but are not necessary.

2. Pour as much seasoning as you like. I usually use 3/4 the packet but add more or less to taste. Seal the plastic bag so that you don't make a big mess.

3. Put your textbooks to work by using them to crush the ramen into small bits. Make the pieces bigger for crunchier nuggets or extremely fine for a softer nugget.

4. Pour the ramen breadcrumbs into a bowl. If the plastic baggie you used to crush the noodles hasn't broken, you don't have to do this step, but most likely there will be a few small tears from where the textbook has stabbed it.

Step 3: Preparing the Chicken

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1. Take your chicken breast and use a knife (ones that have broken and have been repaired by duct tape are fine) to cut it into bite sized pieces like in the second photo.

2. Crack one egg into a bowl and whisk it using a fork/chopsticks/whatever.

Step 4: Breading

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1. Start off by making sure you have a plate close by to put the breaded chicken on. Then place some chicken bits into the egg mixture making sure that every bit is coated.

2. Place the eggy chicken into your crushed ramen noodles and use your hand to make sure every part of the chicken is coated and that there are no bare spots.

3. Put the nuggets onto a place and get ready to cook!

Tip: Have one hand do the wet stuff (coating the chicken with egg) and your other hand do the dry stuff (coating the chicken with ramen noodle, placing nuggets onto a plate).

Step 5: Cooking

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1. Pour some oil onto a pan. Doesn't really matter what kind of oil or what kind of pan, whatever you have. I used olive oil for this demonstration. Also, the more oil you use, the more tender and generally tastier the nuggets will be. Heat the pan on medium until the oil is hot.

2. Place all of the nuggets in an even layer on the pan. Don't worry if some of the ramen noodle coating falls off, you can pick those up later.

3. Cook until the bottom of the nuggets are a golden brown. The nugget in the third photo isn't done yet, it needs to cook for longer.

4. Once the nuggets are golden brown like in the last photo, turn them over so that the other side can cook. Once you can see that the other side is also golden, remove the nuggets from the pan and transfer them to a plate (or just eat them out of the pan, less dishes amirite?)

Tip: Don't put the cover on the pan! Condensation will form and drip onto your chicken nuggets making them soggy and wet.

Step 6: Enjoy!

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Eat your nuggets when they are still warm and enjoy your delicious meal! If you liked this Instructible, please take a second to vote for me in the DIY University Contest! It would mean the world to me!

Have a fantastic day,



_NightSky_ (author)2017-02-17

This is like, my 2 favorite relax foods put together, Majestic.*Lone tear falls down cheek*

everythingicanthinkof (author)2015-12-28

Too bad I already ate lunch!

TheCoffeeDude (author)2015-12-24

Finally, my love of nuggets and my love of Ramen have found common ground!

SalinaS3 (author)2015-05-07


TheBoozyBarista (author)2014-10-13

Awesome recipe! Where were you when I was a freshman?! :P

Haha thanks!

SkyProductions (author)2014-10-13

Holy moly this looks amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

Thanks, Sky! Btw, your butterbeer Ible will forever be one of my favorites :)

JM1999 (author)2014-10-11

Good photo of the egg in the bowl, good job on the whole 'ible, good job on the win!!!

Thederpyninja (author)JM19992014-10-11

Thanks JM1999, good comment!

JM1999 (author)Thederpyninja2014-10-11

You are totally welcome!

Cantilkid1 (author)2014-10-03

This looks so easy to make and not that expensive. Chicken and Ramon who would of thought love it! Thanks

Thederpyninja (author)Cantilkid12014-10-04

No problem, Cantilkkid1! Enjoy the nuggets :)

mountainmasha (author)2014-09-28

This is a game-changer. I will definitely be making this as soon as I buy some chicken because ramen is already in good supply at my house. Awesome idea.

Thanks! Tell me how it goes if you try it out :)

artworker (author)2014-09-18

HA HA! At first glance it looked like you strained your egg white through a dream catcher! Will make this for my kid who loves instant noodles.

Thederpyninja (author)artworker2014-09-19

Lol! If you do decide to make this, tell me how it goes!

artworker (author)Thederpyninja2014-09-23

Made it last night! Totally awesome. Little change I made was marinading the chicken pieces with ginger garlic paste and little salt for 15 min before cooking. Little spice for the Indian taste buds. Thanks!

Thederpyninja (author)artworker2014-09-23

No problem and I'm glad that you enjoyed them!

Bosun Rick (author)2014-09-20

You might re-think the "Doesn't really matter what kind of oil or what kind of pan, whatever you have".line.... Pennzoil 10W-30 didn't taste all that good. (Just Kidding, I will be trying this next camping trip!!)

Thederpyninja (author)Bosun Rick2014-09-21

lol! Well some people list their gender as robot on the website, so I think they'll be fine :)

graydog111 (author)2014-09-20

I made a double dose of your Raman/ chicken cut into strips instead of cubes and it came out great.....easy to fix, tastes great, what more could I have asked. My wife tried one strip and came back for 4 more. My daughter and grandson both liked it. I tried Wishbone Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing and it was great, but my favorite dressing so far is a liberal amount of honey on it.

Thederpyninja, you have a winner here. I expect to see a "THEDERPYNINJA'S RAMAN CHICKEN INN" in my neighborhood soon.

Thederpyninja (author)graydog1112014-09-20

I'm so glad that you liked it! Maybe one day I'll have a chicken nugget inn, a girl can dream right? Thanks for the comment!

gafisher (author)2014-09-20

Excellent 'ible for an equally excellent idea! I've used everything from crackers to crisps to panko, but never thought of trying ramen. That's about to change! (In my 1960s college days I lived for a month on popcorn, watered-down Kool-Aid, and whatever free stuff I could snag from the cafeteria; ramen would have been a big step up! ;-)

Thederpyninja (author)gafisher2014-09-20

Thank you gafisher! I guess it's all part of the "college experience" haha.

honeysol (author)2014-09-19


Thederpyninja (author)honeysol2014-09-20

*Internet hug* Thanks!

obscura (author)2014-09-19

I'm doing this.

Thederpyninja (author)obscura2014-09-19

Tell me how it goes!

twallace6 (author)2014-09-19

My kids will be so happy they love both.

Thederpyninja (author)twallace62014-09-19

Awesome :D

BonzaiSid (author)2014-09-19

All my Fifteen year old daughter eats is just about Ramens. I have been in a situation where Ramens is all I had to eat; Ramens with eggs, Ramens with hotdogs, Ramens with.... Wish I had known this one. I would have felt like I was "FANCY." Thanks for sharing this; I will be sharing this with my daughter!!!!

Thederpyninja (author)BonzaiSid2014-09-19

Thank you! I will be making more ramen recipes soon so stay tooned ;)!

lfoss (author)2014-09-19


Thederpyninja (author)lfoss2014-09-19

Thank you!

vader0ne (author)2014-09-18

Great Idea,I am going to try this later...

Thederpyninja (author)vader0ne2014-09-18

Let me know how it goes! Btw, I like your username :)

rtgear (author)2014-09-18

You should try un-salted or reduced salt potato chips, but my favorite is Doritos Cool Ranch chips. (I just use egg white and a little salad dressing mixed)

Thederpyninja (author)rtgear2014-09-18

That sounds delicious!

dackermans84 (author)2014-09-18

that looks delicious! i did once made it but instead of noodles i used crackers. als a good alternative

Oh that sounds amazing too!

vegasrandall (author)2014-09-18

smash the ramen in the bag before you open it. save valuble time and plastic bags

savvy9999 (author)vegasrandall2014-09-18

was going to say that! easy shortcut and less waste.

Thederpyninja (author)savvy99992014-09-18

You guys are right! However whenever I try to do that the bag always pops open :(

loafers (author)2014-09-18

never thought to use Ramen before, awesome idea. I crush and use Cheese Supreme Doritos, tastes awesome, but Doritos aren't cheap..

Thederpyninja (author)loafers2014-09-18

Dorito nuggets sound delicious too!

Eppi (author)2014-09-18

You know what they say...Everybody loves Ramen!

Seriously though I can't wait to try this , Nice work :)

Thederpyninja (author)Eppi2014-09-18

Thank you Eppi!

Computothought (author)2014-09-18

Interesting. Might try that with homemade pasta.

Ooh that sounds good! Tell me how it goes if you decide to try!

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