Classic Pad Thai


This recipe is a perfect example of Thai cooking for beginners. Once mastered, you'll forget stopping for take-out and make this easy stir-fry a weeknight staple.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 8 ounces medium width rice vermicelli noodles

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • ¼ pound ground chicken

  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced

  • ½ pound peeled, deveined raw shrimp

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated gingerroot

  • ½ cup vegetable or chicken broth

  • ½ cup Heinz Tomato Ketchup

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce

  • 1 ½ cups bean sprouts

  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup fresh coriander or parsley leaves

  • chopped peanuts


  1. Cover noodles with boiling water and let stand for 5 minutes; drain well and reserve.

  2. Heat half the oil in a wok or deep skillet set over high heat. Crumble in chicken and add hot sauce; stir-fry for 3 to 5 minutes or until browned. Reserve on a platter.

  3. Add remaining oil and peppers to pan; stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add shrimp and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Stir in garlic, ginger, broth, ketchup, lime juice, sugar and fish sauce. Bring to a boil. Add noodles and reserved meat; toss mixture to combine. Heat through.

  4. Add sprouts and toss gently. Sprinkle with onions, coriander and peanuts.


Twist 1: For a pork variation, try ground pork instead of ground chicken.

Twist 2: For a meatless version, substitute chopped, firm tofu for the chicken and a chopped 3-egg omelet for the shrimp.

Twist 3: Simplify this recipe by omitting hot pepper sauce and replacing ketchup with Heinz Hot & Spicy Ketchup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

553 Calories
18g Fat
70g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 553
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 1298mg 56%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 26%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 52mg 258%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 532mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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