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Chicken over Curly Noodles Recipe

Chicken over Curly Noodles Recipe

Ramen noodles get a big pick-me-up with a simple but flavorful 4-ingredient sauce that goes perfectly with this tender chicken.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 3 packages (3 ounces each) chicken ramen noodles
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can (14 ounces) bean sprouts, drained


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, peanut butter, soy sauce and garlic; set aside. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine bread crumbs and contents of two noodle seasoning packets (discard the remaining packet or save for another use). Add chicken, one piece at a time, and shake to coat.
  • 2. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions.
  • 3. Remove chicken and keep warm. Add peanut butter mixture to skillet; cook and stir until heated through. Drain noodles. Add noodles and bean sprouts to skillet; toss to coat. Serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 673 calories, 25g fat (9g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 2042mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 4g fiber), 43g protein.

Reviews for Chicken over Curly Noodles

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ms11145 User ID: 1604521 90705
Reviewed May. 7, 2014

"I love Thai sauces so this hit the spot. I did make chicken strips to coat the chicken better. Did use bean sprouts, but did add broccoli because family requested. They want me to add mushrooms next time. I did have to double the sauce as family likes saucy and not dry foods. To cut down on some of the sodium, I use low sodium soy sauce."

iaremiles User ID: 7051607 173148
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2013

"I have made this recipe several times. excellent. I only use at most half of 1 ramen seasoning packet and omit the bean sprouts. Also I cube the chicken before I coat and cook it, then add to the noodles after there coated in the sauce so that it's all mixed together."

emilyjennings User ID: 1755784 104434
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

"ALSO, used sesame oil instead of olive, tossed in sesame seeds with noodles and did not use bean sprouts."

emilyjennings User ID: 1755784 158455
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

"To tone down the saltiness I anticipated from the soy sauce and seasoning, I added 1/4 cup half and half to the sauce and it turned out delicious! I also used fresh bread crumbs instead of dry...they seemed to absorb the ramen seasoning better and gave a beautiful, textured crust to the chicken. I also dipped the chicken in butter before tossing it in the bread crumbs. I added scallions to the noodles for a tangy bite and color. My husband and I both really liked this dish...a great way to use up chicken and ramen noodles!"

acmt1500 User ID: 5738889 209770
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

"I agree that the peanut butter was too much for the sauce. I didn't bread the chicken ... just S&P and sauteed it. My noodle sauce turned out too dry, so I would have added some chicken broth or water to it."

Beckyosugrad User ID: 6175626 171853
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2011

"I love quick and easy recipes like this one, and peanut butter too!! Yummo!"

crushead User ID: 6083694 104433
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2011

"the sauce came out kind of strong, so id just do a little less peanut butter and maybe a little less brown sugar. I only used one packet of the ramen seasoning and I subbed panko bread crumbs,chicken was great!"

AluCake User ID: 4637291 173147
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2010

"i really liked the noodle part, it had a very differen taste to it that i hadnt tried before. i would make the noodles again. but i agree with most of the people here, that the ramen flavoring was too salty. i need to find somthing to subsitute it with... because so much salt is just gross. >_<"

Raggamuffin User ID: 3425624 156794
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2010

"3 out of 4 people loved this recipe in my house.I told my daughter there was p.b. in the noodles as she was eating it and that's when she said yuck. I shouldn't of said anything! It reminds me of Thai food. Next time I make it I will NOT season the chicken with the ramen seasonings (but with my own seasonings) Too salty when mixed with the soy sauce in the noodles. My ring got stuck on my finger and that's not a good thing! :)"

mangeno User ID: 3502080 86780
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

"chicken was too salty from the noodle seasoning and the noodles tasted too much like peanut butter. I used chunky peanut butter and the peanuts were nice texture but I'm not sure I'll even eat the left overs."

mmlusby User ID: 3283481 172795
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2010

"sounds wonderful, but I am almost afraid to try it with all those caloories"

Terrae User ID: 4029854 86729
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2010

"I love Ramen noodles but not all the sodium so I haven't tried this recipe trying to come up with seasonings that still good without all that sodium. Anyone have ideas?"

Valerie C User ID: 4781243 172794
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2010

"think that I would omit the flavor packs completely, and season my chicken with other seasonings to avoid all the sodium."

Nathansgramma User ID: 376985 156792
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2010

"The sodium content is enough for a complete days allowance."

jamrhein User ID: 1018227 172793
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2010

"I modified it a bit since I had no Ramen noodles, but I have to say I love, love, love this sauce. It will be THE peanut sauce I make from now on!"

bren2520 User ID: 2056830 103889
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2009

"I have seen many recipes with peanut butter in them and thought yuck..I finally gave in and this was the first recipe I tried. I no longer think yuck!!! This was delicious"

barhoo01 User ID: 1970638 100510
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2009

"This was really good"

thebraybunch User ID: 1704276 156791
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2009

"i hate curly noodles"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer