Chicken Pad Thai with Peanut Sauce


I made this chicken pad thai for my wife on her birthday and she loved it. Make sure to pick up medium rice noodles.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (8 ounce) package medium-sized dried rice noodles

  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 1 ½ cups 1/2-inch wide strips of raw chicken breast

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup fish sauce

  • 2 tablespoons tamarind juice

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 3 tablespoons canola or peanut oil, divided

  • ¾ teaspoon minced garlic

  • 2 eggs

  • ¾ tablespoon white sugar

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup chopped unsalted dry-roasted peanuts

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh chives

  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts


  1. Place noodles in a large bowl and cover with cold water. Soak until soft, 30 to 50 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  2. Combine soy sauce and cornstarch in a bowl; stir to dissolve cornstarch. Place chicken in a separate bowl and pour soy sauce mixture on top. Stir well and set aside.

  3. Mix together 1/4 cup sugar, fish sauce, tamarind juice, and lime juice in a saucepan over medium heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. Keep sauce warm.

  4. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a second skillet over medium-high heat and add chicken. Cook until no longer pink in the middle and juices run clear, 5 to 10 minutes. Reduce heat and keep chicken warm.

  5. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large wok over medium heat. Add garlic and eggs, stirring to scramble, about 5 minutes. Add cooked chicken and stir until well mixed. Add drained noodles and stir until warmed through, 5 to 10 minutes more.

  6. Stir sauce, 3/4 teaspoon sugar, and salt into noodle mixture in the wok. Stir in peanuts and chili powder. Remove from heat and top with chives. Serve pad thai with bean sprouts on the side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

679 Calories
29g Fat
76g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 679
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 130mg 43%
Sodium 2614mg 114%
Total Carbohydrate 76g 28%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 505mg 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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