Pad Thai


This is a traditional pad thai recipe used by a friend's mother. You can use chicken, pork, beef, tofu, or a combination. You may want to start with less pepper and work your way up.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 (12 ounce) package rice noodles

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 4 eggs

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce

  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

  • tablespoon crushed red pepper

  • 2 cups bean sprouts

  • 3 green onions, chopped

  • ¼ cup crushed peanuts

  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


  1. Soak rice noodles in cold water until soft, 30 to 50 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, heat butter in a wok; add chicken and sauté until browned. Remove chicken and set aside.

  3. Heat oil in the wok over medium-high heat. Crack eggs into hot oil and cook until firm. Stir in chicken and cook for 5 minutes. Add softened noodles, sugar, fish sauce, vinegar, and red pepper; mix well until noodles are tender. Adjust seasonings to taste. Stir in bean sprouts and cook for 3 minutes.

  4. Serve topped with green onions, crushed peanuts, and a wedge of lemon.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

524 Calories
21g Fat
59g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 524
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 178mg 59%
Sodium 594mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 19mg 97%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 394mg 8%

* 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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