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Cooking with Chef Nevin: Best Budget Ramen Recipe

Chef Nevin Irvin is helping to keep you going while you're on the road! With more than 18 years in professional kitchens, Chef Nevin has been cooking up the tastiest meals.

Now, he uses those skills to introduce new and nutritious dishes to the Country Pride and Iron Skillet menus. Between coming up with and testing new menu items and fine-tuning your favorites, he's definitely got a whole lot cooking!

Chef Nevin's sharing his recipe for this thrifty meal! This recipe is great for the long haul drivers. You can add all of these ingredients into the dish, microwave for 2 minutes and get the same great taste. All ingredients in the core recipe are shelf stable and easy to take on the road. Hey, you could have smoked a pork butt or brisket over the weekend and decide to take some on the road. What a great addition to this ramen!

Chef Nevin's Best Budget Ramen


  • 1 Pkg. Ramen, Chicken Flavor
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 2 Tbsp. Dark or Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Mirin
  • 1/2 tsp. Rice Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. Sriracha or Sambal Oelek


  1. In a small sauce pot, add all ingredients including the chicken packet with the exception of the noodles and bring to a boil.

  2. Once it has reached a boil, add noodles and cook until noodles are tender.

  3. Make it your own! You can eat it as is or add your favorite toppings. Pictured I have Smoked pork butt, Cilantro, Pickled Thai chilies and Pickled ginger.

    Microwave Only Instructions:


  1. Place all ingredients in the bowl except noodles and swirl around to dissolve the chicken packet.

  2. Add noodles and microwave on high for 3 minutes.

  3. Add your favorite toppings!

Chef's Tips
When I make this for myself, I use Sambal Oelek. It has way more depth of flavor than sriracha.

Looking for more tasty dishes? Stop into a Country Pride and Iron Skillet to try more of Chef Nevin's creations. We'll see you on the road!

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