Chicken Pad Thai
This traditional Asian stir-fry is fast, easy, and flavorful. A perfect week night meal that combines chicken, bean sprouts, and rice noodles with a crunchy peanut topping.
- Makes: 4 servings
- Serving Size: 1 1/4 cups
- Prep: 25 mins
- Cook: 12 mins
Chicken Pad Thai
- Place noodles in a large bowl. Add enough hot tap water to cover; let stand for 10 to 15 minutes or until pliable but not soft. Drain well in a colander.
- Meanwhile, for peanut topping, combine peanuts and lime peel; set aside.
- In a small bowl combine fish sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, rice vinegar, and chile sauce; stir until smooth. Set aside.
- In a 12-inch nonstick skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and garlic; cook and stir for 6 minutes until chicken is tender and no pink remains. Transfer to a bowl.
- Add egg to the hot skillet and cook for 30 seconds. Turn egg with spatula and cook for 30 to 60 seconds more, just until set. Remove and chop egg; set aside.
- In same skillet heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil over high heat for 30 seconds. Add drained noodles and sprouts; stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add fish sauce mixture and chicken; cook 1 to 2 minutes more until heated through. Divide noodle mixture among four plates. Sprinkle each serving with egg and peanut topping. Garnish with green onion and cilantro. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Chicken Pad Thai)
- Per serving:
- 565 kcal cal.,
- 19 g fat
- (3 g sat. fat,
- 6 g polyunsaturated fat,
- 8 g monounsatured fat),
- 119 mg chol.,
- 945 mg sodium,
- 63 g carb.,
- 3 g fiber,
- 9 g sugar,
- 34 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet