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Buffalo Ramen

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If you’re looking for a delicious, flavorful, and unique twist on traditional ramen noodles, then buffalo chicken ramen noodles are the way to go!

Buffalo chicken ramen noodles are a delicious combination of hot sauce, sour cream, and chicken-flavored ramen noodles that will leave you wanting more.

buffalo chicken ramen.

They are easy to make, full of flavor, and are a great way to satisfy your cravings without breaking the bank.

Where did this Buffalo Ramen Noodle Recipe Begin?

We originally saw this video on the TikTok FYP by noflakeysalt and you can see the inspiration below: 

What did we think about this viral “recession-proof” recipe?

I have a hard time using the term “chicken” in this recipe since there isn’t any actual chicken, but rather the “chicken flavor” from the ramen seasoning. The flavor is not super hot, I’d add more hot sauce if you want your mouth to be on fire, but it has a nice kick.

Ramen noodles are relatively inexpensive, making them an economical option for many people. Recession low-cost meals are important for families to get the most out of their meals, and ramen noodles tend to provide that.

At less than 1 dollar per serving, this dish ranks high on the affordability scale!


  • chicken flavored ramen
  • hot sauce
  • sour cream
  • chopped green onions for serving

Alternative: Use Buffalo Chicken Ranch Sauce instead of Franks Red Hot

twirling a fork w/ ramen noodles.

How to make Buffalo Chicken Ramen

  1. Boil 3 cups of water and add ramen noodles.
  2. Boil ramen in the water for 3 minutes or until done.
  3. Reserve 2 tablespoons of water on the side and drain the pasta well.
  4. Return the ramen to the pan. Add in chicken-flavored seasoning packet.
  5. Add Franks red hot sauce, sour cream, and reserved water (if necessary). Mix all ingredients well so the noodles are saturated.
  6. Serve Buffalo Chicken Ramen immediately topped with chopped green onions.

Changes we would make

We def love the challenge of making the noodles appetizing and Franks red hot does that! But overall, this dish would be even better with some actual chicken pieces.

buffalo ramen noodle recipe.

Ramen noodles have become such a viral trend!

Ramen noodles are easy to make, making them a great go-to meal for busy people. With only a few minutes needed, they are perfect to pop in the microwave or on the stove and be ready to eat. 

Creative TikTok users have come up with various interesting recipes and ideas for using ramen noodles. We adore these instant noodles being given their credit! And like many boxed pantry or frozen foods, come to life with very little work. 

TikTok Ramen (the sweet version), Ramen Lasagna, and Ramen Grilled Cheese have been super fun and silly trends.

huge plate of ramen noodles with buffalo chicken sauce.

5 from 4 votes

Buffalo Chicken Ramen (TikTok Viral)

Prep Time 3 minutes
Spice up your dinner with this delicious combination of buffalo sauce and ramen noodles. Cheat Day Done Right: Buffalo Chicken Ramen Noodles! – Get ready for a delicious cheat day meal with this amazing combination!


  • saucepan


  • 6 oz. Chicken Ramen Noodles this is 2 packets
  • 2 tbsp Franks Red Hot Sauce
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tbsp pasta water reserved from boiling
  • chopped green onions for serving


  • Boil 3 cups of water and add ramen noodles.
  • Boil noodles for 3 minutes or until done. Add in chicken spice packet.
  • Reserve 2 tablespoons of pasta water and drain pasta well. Return pasta to pan.
  • Add Franks hot sauce, sour cream, and reserved water. Mix well. 
  • Serve Buffalo Ramen immediately topped with chopped green onions. 


We def love the challenge of making the noodles appetizing, and Franks red hot does that! But overall, this dish would be even better with some chicken, and planning on trying with pure Buffalo Sauce.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 1098mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 2mg

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