Chicken pad Thai in bowl

Chicken pad Thai

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins plus 20 mins soaking

Easy

Serves 2

Enjoy our version of the classic noodle dish with spring onions, egg, beansprouts and peanuts. Add chilli to suit your taste and serve with lime wedges

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal1004
  • fat45g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs87g
  • sugars24g
  • fibre6g
  • protein60g
  • salt5.73g

Ingredients

  • 150g dried flat rice noodles
  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 chicken breasts, sliced finely sliced
    Turkey

    Turkey

    terk-ee

    While it's the traditional Christmas bird, turkey is good to eat all year round, though…

  • ½ small pack coriander, leaves picked, and stalks finely chopped
  • 60g spring onions, shredded (reserving some to serve)
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 2 tbsp chopped pickled turnip (optional)
    Turnips

    Turnip

    tern-ip

    Turnips are creamy-white with a lovely purple, red or greenish upper part where the taproot has…

  • 50ml chicken stock
  • 100g beansprouts
    Beansprouts

    Beansprouts

    been sp-rowts

    The two most common beansprouts are the green-capped mung bean

  • 2 eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 60g roasted unsalted peanuts, chopped
  • soy sauce, to serve
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • fresh red chilli, sliced, to serve (optional)

For the sauce

  • 2 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
    Fish sauce

    Fish sauce

    A seasoning often used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking. In Vietnam it is usually made from shrimp…

  • 1 tbsp light brown soft sugar
  • 1 lime, half juiced, half cut into wedges to serve
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • ½ tbsp siracha
  • pinch chilli powder (optional)

Method

  1. Soak the noodles in warm water for about 20 mins or until al dente, then drain. Meanwhile, make the sauce by mixing together the tamarind paste, fish sauce, sugar, lime and siracha until smooth. 

  2. Heat half the oil in a frying pan or a wok over a medium heat. Add the garlic and chilli and fry for 30 seconds until fragrant. Tip in the chicken and cook for 5 mins until golden. Add the coriander stalks, spring onions and turnip (if using), and fry for 1 min. Add in the soaked noodles, 50ml of the chicken stock and the prepared sauce. Keep stir-frying the noodles until they’re starting to dry, then add the sauce. Stir everything together and cook over a high heat for 3 mins until the noodles are just cooked. Add a splash more water if needed.

  3. When the sauce has reduced, scatter over the beansprouts and fold them into the noodles. Push everything to one side of the pan, then pour in the rest of the oil on the empty side and crack in the eggs. Fry for 2 mins until the white is just set and beginning to crisp around the edges, then roughly scramble the runny yolks in with the whites. When the eggs have just set, combine with the noodles.

  4. Scatter over half of the peanuts and quickly toss together. Divide between two plates with the remaining peanuts and spring onion, the lime wedges and soy sauce on the side. 

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Sefton74
28th Jul, 2020
5.05
This was really tasty, as good as restaurant Pad Thai. But does it really have 1004 calories per serving!!
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koolk_2009
24th Jul, 2020
4.05
Really lovely flavours, may need more sauce
Paxos Girl
11th Jul, 2020
The previous post has nothing to do with the recipe and needs to be deleted as it is an advert.
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