Comfort food for crazy times: A very simple, but oh-so-good ramen upgrade

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In light of recent events, life has been very stressful. We’ve always found that a great stress reliever is indulging in a little bit of comfort food. Instant ramen, a cult favorite, is a classic college student go-to when desiring some relief through food. Ramen can sometimes get boring when you only use the flavored powder packet, however. Today we will share with you a simple, but unforgettable ramen dish you can make in less than 10 minutes! Here’s quick way to find some delicious comfort.


  • 2 frozen chicken tender strips 
  • 1 ½ cups of water
  • 4-5 squeezes of lemon juice
  • 5-6 squeezes of hot sauce 
  • 1 packet of instant ramen 


First, warm up your chicken tenders in the microwave for about two and a half minutes. When done, cut the tenders into small chunks. Set them aside for now. Next, get a measuring cup and fill it with the water. Add the lemon juice and the hot sauce to the water. Grab a small pot and set it on the stove. Unpack the instant ramen and place it in the pot. If you like shorter noodles, feel free to break up the block of ramen, but we like long noodles because you can obnoxiously slurp them. Dump the mixture of water, lemon juice and hot sauce on top of the ramen. Take the flavor packet and throw it in the pot, along with the bits of chicken tenders.

Time to cook this concoction! Turn on the stove to high heat. When the water mixture starts to bubble, get a spoon or spatula, and stir the contents of the pot for about a minute and a half. After that, turn off the stove. Get a bowl and put a few ice cubes in it, as the ramen will be really hot. Pour your ramen, liquid and all, from the pot into the bowl. Grab a fork and dive in!

This is a perfect meal to enjoy while watching your online lectures in your pajamas. Whether you’re staying in the dorms or going home, you can easily make this ramen dish anywhere. The best part: It will keep you full all day! 

Contact Özge Terzioğlu at [email protected].