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5-Ingredient BBQ Ramen Noodles

Another super quick 5 ingredient recipe!!!  Instant ramen noodles, bbq sauce, chicken stock, vegetable oil and scallions combine to make the easiest kid friendly bbq ramen noodles that is perfect for school lunch box, snack or quick dinner.

bbq ramen noodles

Second post in the 5 ingredient recipe series (salt, pepper and water are not counted as ingredients) – Bbq Ramen Noodles

Who doesn’t love ramen? A college staple for many.

I love creating new variations with ramen noodles trying to leave out the seasoning mixture that comes it. Like this

5 Ingredient Ramen Alfredo,  Crazy Good Garlic butter Ramen Noodles or this Honey Walnut Shrimp Ramen Noodles.

What makes this ramen noodle recipe a go to? 

  • Super fast (we are working with ramen noodles after all)
  • Easy
  • Only 5 ingredients
  • Kid approved
  • Quick lunch
  • Snack
  • Dinner after a long day at work

More recipes with under 5 ingredients:

Instant pot BBQ Chicken

English Muffin Pizzas ( Mexican Style)

4 Ingredient Creamy Chickpea Salad

Instant Pot Pasta with Pesto Cream Sauce 

Pesto Caprese Toast

recipe with 5 ingredients

The ingredients in this recipe with 5 ingredients:

Ramen noodles ( seasoning packet discarded)

Bbq sauce

Chicken stock

Vegetable oil


Nothing fancy, all pantry ingredients and scallions, which is optional.

You know that this bbq ramen noodles is gonna be delicious in-spite of the very short ingredient list. Since, we rely on store bought short cuts ( like bbq sauce and chicken stock) to make it easier for us.

How to make an easy meal with ramen noodles? 

Step-1: Bring bbq sauce, chicken stock and vegetable oil to a boil.

Step-2: Add ramen noodles ( without the seasoning packet), cook in medium heat until all moisture is evaporated and noodles are cooked (Stir often to distribute noodles).

Step-3: Stir in scallions and enjoy.

Done and DONE.

How easy was that?

Have more bbq sauce? Check out these recipes with bbq sauce:

Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Baked Barbecue Chicken Meatballs with avocado (gluten free)

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bbq ramen noodles

How to enjoy this ramen noodle recipe?

  • Pack for school lunch. It is kid approved recipe, I mean anything that begins with ramen noodles and bbq sauce is gonna be kid favorite. Check out more Lunch Box Recipes
  • Make it for family dinner with a salad on the side. Recipes like this is a life saver for busy moms after a long day at work, kids homework, sports,…..the last thing I want to do is spend one or 2 hours in the kitchen. We have a huge collection of family friendly Dinner Recipes
  • Just a filling snack.

Can I make a bbq chicken ramen noodles? 

Absolutely. Proceed as below-

  1. Heat the 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil in the saute pan. Add diced chicken breast / thighs, stir occasionally over medium heat, until almost cooked.
  2. Add bbq sauce and chicken stock, let it come to a boil.
  3. Place ramen noodles, cook, stirring occasionally until the noodles are cooked and moisture has evaporated.
  4. Stir is scallions.

More easy chicken recipes:

Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad

Easy Instant Pot Cashew Chicken

Baked chicken meatballs with veggies

Spicy Chicken Ranch Quesadilla + Meal Prep

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4.50 from 12 votes

5-Ingredient BBQ Ramen Noodles

Another super quick 5 ingredient recipe!!!  Instant ramen noodles, bbq sauce, chicken stock, vegetable oil and scallions combine to make the easiest kid friendly bbq ramen noodles that is perfect for school lunch box, snack or quick dinner. 
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time9 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 5 ingredient recipe, barbecue ramen noodles, bbq ramen noodles, ramen noodle recipe
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Maria Doss



  • Add chicken stock, barbecue sauce and vegetable oil into a medium saute pan and stir well. 
  • Place pan over medium-high heat and let it come to a boil. Add the ramen noodles, reduce heat to medium and cook until almost all the moisture has evaporated and noodles are cooked (Stir every 2 minutes to breaking the noodles and distribute into the sauce). 
    Sprinkle scallions, stir once and serve. 


Chicken stock – I used 33% low sodium chicken stock. 
Salt – The ramen noodles, bbq sauce and chicken stock has salt. So, the salt in the recipe depends on the type of bbq sauce and stock used. I recommend using 33% less sodium or low sodium stock. 
Scallions – Scallions add a little green and crunch. Cilantro may be substituted 

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Recipe Rating


Saturday 21st of August 2021

As someone who's not a great cook, this recipe is super encouraging. It tasted amazing for very little effort! Thank you!

Maria Doss

Tuesday 24th of August 2021

Glad to hear, Maria


Wednesday 15th of April 2020

This was soo good! I replaced the chicken stock with vegetable broth! Defiantly a quick university gourmet dinner!

Maria Doss

Wednesday 15th of April 2020

Awesome!!! Glad you loved it:)


Friday 14th of February 2020

I don't understand the concept of ditching the chicken season packet if you are just going to add chicken stock. Same difference and pretty retarded .

Maria Doss

Friday 14th of February 2020

Hi Tiffany, The flavor profile and the end taste was much more to our liking when made this way. Appreciate your honest feedback.

Kelly @ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats

Friday 24th of January 2020

What a yummy idea to ditch the seasoning packet in the ramen and make your own! I love the BBQ flavor in this! I will have to try this with one of the many packages of ramen I have in our pantry hehehehe