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
ounces rice noodles (Vietnamese bahn pho or Thai sen-mee)
cup salted peanuts, finely chopped
teaspoon grated lime peel
tablespoons fish sauce
tablespoons fresh lime juice
tablespoons packed brown sugar
teaspoons rice vinegar
tablespoon Asian chile sauce with garlic
tablespoons cooking oil
pound boneless, skinless chicken breast or turkey, cut into bite-sized strips
tablespoon finely chopped garlic
egg, lightly beaten
cup fresh bean sprouts
cup sliced green onion
tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
- 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