Easy Spicy Chicken Pad Thai
Easy Chicken Pad Thai Recipe - This streamlined Thai pasta dish has all the flavor and appeal of authentic Pad Thai, with no unnecessary steps or ingredients.
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3 tbsp. Canola oil, divided
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tbsp. Chopped cilantro leaves
- 4 oz flat rice noodles
- 1 green onion, chopped
- 1/2 red pepper, halved and thinly sliced
- 1/2 lb chicken breast, cut into very thin strips
- 3/4 cup carrots, grated or julienned
- 1/4 cup unsalted peanuts, coarsely chopped
For the sauce
- 1 tablespoon of lime juice
- 1 tbsp smooth peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon of fish sauce
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon of low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon of Sriracha or other chili paste
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
First, prepare the rice noodles according to the package directions. Rinse the noodles in cold water, drain and mix with 1 tbsp. Canola oil. Put aside.
Then, add all sauce ingredients to a medium bowl. Whisk together and set aside.
While the rice noodles are soaking, heat 1 tablespoon of canola oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes until cooked through. Transfer to a plate while you cook the vegetables.
Heat a tablespoon of canola oil in the same pan and heat over medium-high heat. Add the peppers and sauté for 1 minute. Add carrots and garlic and sauté 1 additional minute. Reduce the heat to medium and pour the beaten egg over the vegetables and cook, stirring constantly, until scrambled.
Add the sauce and noodles and increase the heat to medium-high. Stir until well blended and continue to stir and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, being careful not to overcook the noodles. Stir in the chicken, green onions and peanuts and heat.
Taste and add additional seasoning if needed. You can add more Sriracha if you want it spicier, soy sauce for a salty bite, or a squeeze of lime for a tangy flavor. Garnish with cilantro and serve. Happy Cooking Time.