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Because some of you thought Seonkyoung's original fire chicken wasn't hot enough, she's now gone nuclear.

Nuclear Spicy Chicken Noodles

prep time20Min


cooking time15Min


serving time2


  • For chicken:

  • 8 ounces chicken tenders

  • 1 nuclear spicy chicken noodles sauce packet (from ramen package)

  • 1 cup tempura powder

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • Salt & pepper

  • 2 to 3 cups panko

  • Frying oil

  • For nuclear sauce:

  • 1 green onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced

  • 3 tablespoons gochugaru or cheongyang gochugaru (extra spicy gochugaru)

  • Black pepper

  • 3 Thai chilis, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil

  • 3/4 cup chicken stock

  • 3 nuclear spicy chicken noodles sauce packets

  • 3 serrano peppers, sliced

  • 1 bundle of noodles from ramen package


  1. In a bowl, add chicken tenders and top with the nuclear spicy sauce packet. Stir to make sure tenders are well coated. Marinate chicken in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes to overnight.

  2. Prepare nuclear sauce:

  3. In a cold wok, add green onions, onion and garlic, followed by gochugaru, black pepper, Thai chili and oil. Turn to medium heat; stir and let flavors infuse to oil for about 1 to 2 minutes, or until they starts sizzle.

  4. Pour in chicken stock and nuclear spicy chicken noodle sauce packets. Bring it to boil, then add chilies. Simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes, then turn heat down to low to keep sauce warm.

  5. Cook chicken:

  6. In a skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil to 375 degrees.

  7. Add tempura powder to chicken tenders and stir until dusted. In a separate bowl, add beaten eggs, salt and pepper. In another bowl, add panko.

  8. Dip tempura-coated tenders into eggs then into panko breadcrumbs. Fry in hot oil for 6 to 8 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked. Remove from pan and place on a cooling rack.

  9. Bring water to a boil, and cook ramen noodles for 3 minutes. Add cooked noodles to the pan with the nuclear sauce and toss to coat. Transfer noodles to a plate and set aside.

  10. Pour the remaining nuclear sauce on a preheated sizzling plate (such as a fajita pan). Place sauce-coated noodles in the middle and top with chicken tenders. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Nuclear Spicy Chicken Noodles




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- Last year, I made Fire Spice Chicken for you guys. But for some of you, it wasn't quite spicy enough. So, I am back with Nuclear Fire Spicy Chicken Noodles. Let's get started. So this sauce is from the Nuclear Fire Spice Chicken Ramen package. This sauce is coming with it. So we are using all of the sauce to marinate the chicken. Just coat it evenly. It looks devil already. We are going to let it marinate for overnight. So the chicken tender will suck up all the spicy nuclear flavor. All inside. Now we are going to make the Nuclear Fire Spicy Sauce. Into the cold pan, I'm going to chop up some green onion. This sauce has got to be spicy but, same time, it can be flavorful and delicious too, you know what I mean? Into the cold pan, make sure it's not heated yet. And some onion. I'm also going to thinly slice the onion. Put it into the cold pan. Chop up some garlic. And goes into the pan. This is extra spicy Korean chili powder. And some black pepper. Some dried Thai chili. And finally, add some oil. And turn on the heat. We're gonna let all these fragrant vegetables to infuse their flavor to the oil first. That's why we are starting from the cold pan with cold oil. When you make this recipe at home, make sure your hood is on because as soon as you breathe in this chili air oil, you're gonna starting coughing crazy. When you get this, this is time to add some chicken stock. Now, let's add all this nuclear sauce. Because this is not spicy enough. I'm gonna add some serrano pepper. Fresh serrano peppers. Chop it up. In. The sauce is ready to go. Just simmer until the sauce gets thickened. About five minutes. Now I'm going to just keep them warm and going to go grab my chicken and fry them up too. All right, let's fry up our chicken. Going to heat up my pan with oil first. Now I'm going to put some tempura powder into the chicken. Now to dust it. Coat the chicken with the tempura powder evenly. Now I'm gonna crack two eggs. Little salt. And pepper. And beat them. Panko breadcrumb right next to you. All right, now I'm going to dip one chicken tender at a time into the egg. And coat it evenly. And then place on the panko breadcrumbs. Just like this. Let's add the chicken. Perfect. And while the chicken is cooking, let's drop our noodles. So one from the Nuclear Fire noodles. I'm gonna just drop into the boiling water. All right, my chicken is done. I'm going to set aside. And let's bring our sauce back here. Remember... The devil sauce we made earlier. I'm gonna drop the noodles into the sauce. And just toss them real quick. Then set aside. Let's grab my hot, sizzling pan over here. So it's been heating up for a while. You can see the smoke over here right now. It's very hot, be careful. Now I'm going to add the sauce we made earlier. And the noodles that we coated with the sauce already. Just put it in the middle. Topped with Fire Spicy Chicken Tenders. Finally, sesame seeds, because it's gonna help you to, you know, not feel the spice as much. I know I made this, but I'm not brave enough to dig in. But I hope you are. Challenge yourself and good luck.

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