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Can you make a good chicken ramen broth with KFC fried chicken?

By Oona McGee, SoraNews24

Our band of merry reporters has a few shameless vices, two of which are a love for fast food and ramen. While we don’t usually indulge in both at the same time, that all changed this week when our ever-adventurous reporter Seiji Nakazawa wondered whether KFC chicken would make a delicious ramen broth.

Of course, fried chicken and water wouldn’t create a lot of flavor on its own, so he decided to really give this idea a fighting chance by pairing it with one of his all-time favorite instant noodle brands — Chicken Ramen.

If you’d like to follow along with Seiji’s original recipe, then all you have to do is grab yourself a couple of fried chicken pieces and a pack of Chicken Ramen. If you’re unable to get a hold of Chicken Ramen in your neighborhood, any instant noodle with a chicken-based broth sachet will suffice.


The first step is to make the stock, and to do that you’ll need to remove the chicken bones and separate them from the meat.


The bones are easily removed, and Seiji recommends leaving a bit of meat on the bones to add extra flavor. Reserve the separated meat for plating later.


Next, boil the bones in a pot of water. After bringing the mixture to a boil, lower the heat and remove the lye that accumulates on top.


Simmer on low heat for around 10 minutes to bring out the flavour. Once that’s done, you’ll have a glistening, fatty soup stock that looks like it was made in a restaurant.


Now all that’s left to do is dish up, so pop the Chicken Ramen in a bowl — this brand has the seasoning within the noodles so if you’re using another brand be sure to add the flavor sachet as well — and then pour over a ladle or two of the KFC chicken stock.


Place a lid or plate over the bowl and wait three minutes for everything to meld together.


Upon lifting the lid after three minutes, the broth looked clearer than usual, which was a nice surprise.


Now it’s time to complete the dish by adding the chicken meat, and if you so desire, a pack of fries on the side.


The smell of Chicken Ramen and KFC wafted up to Seiji’s nostrils like some heavenly seductress, drawing his head down to the bowl for a taste.

The KFC chicken on the side was a fantastic addition to the dish, and it wouldn’t have taste half as good without the KFC broth bringing it all together.


It truly was the best of both worlds, with the Chicken Ramen seasoning brought to a whole new level of deliciousness with the extra depth of flavor provided by the KFC broth.


The broth gave the ramen an even more addictive quality, and the chicken made things 100 times more delicious.


The secret herbs and spices from the fried chicken had made its way into the soup as well, creating an evolved flavor that was so good it was bordering on ridiculous.


If you love chicken ramen, this is a dish you simply have to try. Be warned, though, because once you’ve tried it, you may never be able to return to plain noodles ever again. It’s no wonder KFC’s original chicken pieces are one of the top four things recommended by KFC staff in Japan, and now we know they make a good ramen broth, those chicken bones will never go to waste again.

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I'm ok with trying new foods based off of whatever is available, but the amount of sodium in this thing has to be off the charts. Eat at your own risk!

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I agree with Roy and Arrrgh

In fact I recalled seeing similar things before, so I did a little check online. Yes, I was correct, not only was Mr Roy correct, this has been a thing on Tik Tok since early 2020. Also I found this article by Sora News posted on JT on August 24th 2021

As Arrrgh Type mentions this is extremely unhealthy, uninspired and i would not recommend anyone trying for taste as well as health reasons

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I know of 2 healthy product which makes better chicken ramen. When you buy a hot roast chook from the supermarket. Inside the plastic carry bag remain the juices from the chook. This juice is perfect to add to ramen also when you buy confit duck in a per pack there is this gel and fat that settles on the bottom of the tray. Seperate the fat from the gel and use the gel to add to ramen.

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Ooooh, that sound much better. I love duck and goose fat, absolutely yummy.

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Poverty stage cookery.

This is what we had to put up with in '70's Britain.

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Poverty and insane this combo, lol

I was lucky to not have things too bad during the 70’s but I know lots of my mates had a tough time and ate plenty of beans on toast.

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Bean on toast luxury. Back in 70,s it was a big night if we were lucky enough to eat road kill.

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OMG, where did you live Rotherham or something?

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Zero out of ten for originality, but yes, you can make stock from bones, including bones from KFC or a Costco rotisserie chicken. One portion of KFC won't give you very much stock with noticable flavour, but it is possible.

What is dumb is buying KFC and putting meat that's been deep fried in a pressure cooker into instant noodles. You should eat the KFC as is as a separate meal. Together, they will be the same price as and vastly inferior to ramen from any meh ramen joint.

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Tonight we made pork ramen. Real slices of pork. Very tasty.

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Magnificent. Mr. Nakazawa and his Clash T-shirt have outdone themselves this time. Perhaps drop the French fries in there to simmer as well for even richer and more complex notes. I would go for a deep smoky flavour with the chicken by marinading it overnight in a simple concoction of my own design, made by mixing Scorpion tabasco with the contents of a dirty ashtray.

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There used to be a crappy tv show in the U.K. late 80’s early 90’s called Get Stuffed where students would make stuff like this. All inedible rubbish of course, bottom of the barrel but really a bit of a parody. Sad thing is, these wanna be influencers ( look at their social media profiles) are totally serious.


Sound bleeding good to me mate. Never made ramen myself actually that’s the missus speciality.

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I would try without the chicken put in the bowl, water soaked breading, eeewwwuuhh.

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Run away, Very quickly.

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I love kfc, but this looks revolting. Especially with the breading still on there. I can see the chicken going well in some sort of a rice dish, but swimming in dashi sounds fowl (pun intended LOL!)

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