A restorative, vegetable-forward steamed chicken and turnip noodle ramen recipe featuring tender spiralized ramen noodles and a host of winter vegetables served in a rich ramen broth topped with juicy, flavorful steamed chicken breasts. This turnip noodle ramen recipe is naturally gluten-free and includes a simple Whole30-compliant variation. This post was created in partnership with SVO Farmer Focus Chicken.
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As Brian hauled the Christmas tree out the door over the weekend, the whole house seemed to exhale. For one thing, we reclaimed much needed space in our living room. But we were also relieved to be getting back to everyday life and important things that seem to fall away during the holidays, like eating vegetables.
This steamed chicken and turnip noodle ramen is here to help with that. A rich chicken broth (extra points for homemade) tricked out with ginger, garlic, and soy sauce (or coconut aminos) provides a wonderful flavor base that underpins the tender, slightly al dente turnip noodles and other add-ons like julienned carrots and green onions, sautéed mushrooms and bok choy, and thinly sliced watermelon radishes. Eating well should always taste good and this dish is totally here for it.
But the best part of this ramen is the steamed chicken breast. When I first told Brian I planned on making steamed chicken, he groaned. And I understood where he was coming from because all the steamed chicken I’d ever eaten was flavorless and rubbery. A bizarre health food penance. But this chicken is different. It’s marinated overnight in a blend of soy, mirin, rice wine vinegar, ginger, and garlic. The next day, the chicken is steamed over a mixture of marinating liquid and broth as it simmers. The chicken breast steams up juicy, delicate, and bursting with flavor. Also, it cooks in about 10 minutes. Try steamed chicken! It’s seriously fantastic.
Of course, not all chicken is created equal. My recipe starts with SVO Farmer Focus chicken breasts. Their mission to help small, regional family farms earn a good living raising chicken the right way is something I support wholeheartedly. It’s also important to me that SVO Farmer Focus chicken is USDA Certified Organic, Certified Humane, Non-GMO Project Verified, and has a Global Animal Partnership (GAP) Step 3 rating. These certifications demonstrate a sincere commitment to quality, and it shows. SVO Farmer Focus chicken is always exceedingly fresh and tender, and cooks up beautifully. Farmer Focus chicken is available online from CostCo and Fresh Direct, and at retailers throughout the Eastern US. To locate a retailer near you, click here.
Because I know people do things like Whole30 in the month of January, I’ve made this recipe with Whole30 compliant options. Here’s to eating well in the new year, friends.