Chicken Pad Thai

    1 hour 30 minutes

    A plain Pad Thai using just chicken. Feel free to use fresh chilli if you like. Goes well served with fresh coriander.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 170g rice noodles
    • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (divided)
    • 500g boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-sized pieces
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
    • 3 tablespoons white sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
    • 2 cups bean sprouts
    • 1/4 cup crushed peanuts
    • 3 spring onions, chopped
    • 1 lemon, cut into wedges

    Preparation:40min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:30min soaking  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. Soak rice noodles in cold water for 30 minutes, or until soft. Drain, and set aside.
    2. Heat one tablespoon of oil in a wok. Saute chicken until browned. Remove, and set aside.
    3. Heat the rest of the oil in the wok over medium-high heat. Crack eggs into hot oil, and cook until firm. Stir in chicken and cook for 5 minutes.
    4. Add softened noodles, vinegar, fish sauce, sugar and chilli flakes. Adjust seasonings to taste. Mix while cooking, until noodles are tender. Add bean sprouts, and mix for 2 minutes.
    5. Garnish with crushed peanuts, chopped spring onions and the wedge of lemon.

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    Absolute drab No flavour all my ingredients are wasted  -  03 May 2017


    Don't bother. This recipe was a waste of time and money. No flavor at all.  -  13 Jan 2017


    This is a bare bones recipe for Pad Thai. Here are my observations: Make sure your wok is very hot, to the point where the oil is about to smoke. add a clove or two of chopped garlic and a couple chopped scallions to the hot oil and fry for 30 seconds. Add thinly sliced chicken and some shrimp and fried tofu and fry for a couple minutes. Crack the eggs in there and stir for a minute or two. Turn in the noodles and fry for a 30 seconds. Add the fish sauce which has been mixed with a little rice vinegar, soy sauce and lime juice. Add some ground peanuts and stir fry the whole mess for a few more minutes. Remove from heat and serve with additional peanuts and fish sauce, crushed red pepper, cilantro leaves, fried scallions and lime wedges. Oh yeah, and omit the butter. It's really not necessary. I also omitted the bean sprouts because I don't care for them.  -  12 Jul 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)