Mon. Jan 25th, 2021

Authentic Pad Thai with chicken recipe

This delicious homemade Pad Thai is so good it tastes like it came from your favourite restaurant.

authentic pad thai with chicken recipe - Authentic Pad Thai with chicken recipe

If you are like me and have been longing for the beaches of Thailand (or any beach actually) then this dish is for you. I love Asian food, especially Thai food with the complex flavours and fresh and light ingredients.

What is Pad Thai

Pad Thai is stir-fry dish made with rice noodles, prawns, chicken, peanuts, egg and bean sprouts. The ingredients are cooked together in a wok and tossed in a delicious Pad Thai sauce. It’s one of the most popular Thai dishes in restaurants.

How to make Pad Thai sauce

You need a few Asian ingredients but once you have these in your pantry you will use them more than once.

  • Rice wine vinegar
  • Soya Sauce
  • Fish sauce
  • Rice noodles
  • Sesame oil

This dish comes together in just a few minutes which makes it perfect for a quick weeknight dinner.

Pad Thai Recipe

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Recipe by Jessica AlbertsCourse: DinnerCuisine: ThaiDifficulty: Easy

Prep time

15

minutes

Cooking time

15

minutes

Serves

4 – 6

Total time

30

minutes

Ingredients

  • 250 grams rice noodles

  • 3 tablespoons oil (I prefer to use sesame or peanut oil)

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cm ginger, grated

  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into small cubes

  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped

  • 1 cup bean sprouts

  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts

  • 3 eggs beaten

  • coriander to garnish

  • 2 limes, or lemons

  • INGREDIENTS – SAUCE
  • 4 tablespoons fish sauce

  • 4 tablespoon soya sauce

  • 6 tablespoons light brown sugar

  • 4 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce (I like to use Sriracha)

  • 3 tablespoon smooth peanut butter

Method

  • Cook the rice noodles according to the package instructions. Set aside.
  • Mix all the sauce ingredients together and set aside.
  • Heat half of the oil in a wok or large frying pan.
  • Add the chicken pieces, spring onion, red pepper, garlic, chilli and strifry. Cook for approximately 6 – 8 minutes until the chicken is cooked.
  • Push all the ingredients to the one side of the wok. Add the remaining oil. Add the beaten eggs and scramble them in the pan.
  • Add the noodles, bean sprouts, peanuts and pad thai sauce to the pan. Keep some peanuts for sprinkling on top.
  • Toss everything in the pan until the noodles are coated in the sauce. Serve with lime wedges and coriander.

Notes

  • To make vegan or vegetarian pad thai, leave out the egg and substitute the fish sauce for more soy sauce.

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