Chicken Pad Thai Noodles Recipe

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Herminia Published: January 26, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Pad Thai Noodles

These Pad Thai noodles are a classic Thai favorite, packed with thick rice noodles, crunchy peanuts, and filling chicken, all tossed in a sweet-spicy meld.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Cool Time: 10 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



  • 7ozrice stick noodles,¼-inch thick
  • 2tbspvegetable oil
  • 2tbspraw peanuts,or more to taste
  • 6Thai chile peppers,seeded, minced, or more to taste
  • 1shallot,minced, or more to taste
  • 3garlic cloves,minced, or more to taste
  • 1lbchicken,boneless, cut into ¼-inch strips
  • cupextra-firm tofu,cut into matchsticks
  • tbspwhite sugar
  • 2tbsptamarind paste
  • tbspfish sauce
  • ½tspground white pepper,or to taste
  • 1egg
  • ¼lblarge shrimp,peeled, deveined, and tails removed
  • 1cupbean sprouts
  • 1cupfresh chives,chopped
  • 1lime,juiced


  1. Place the noodles in a large bowl and cover with hot water. Set aside for about 10 minutes until noodles are flexible but still firm. Drain.

  2. Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat until it starts to smoke. Add oil, then heat until it shimmers.

  3. Add the peanuts and cook and stir until toasted for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from wok.

  4. Stir the chile peppers, shallot, and garlic into the oil, then cook and stir for about 30 seconds until the garlic just begins to brown.

  5. Add the chicken and tofu, cook for 4 to 5 minutes until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear. Add the noodles, stirring quickly to mix in.

  6. Add the sugar, tamarind paste, fish sauce, and white pepper together; cook, stirring constantly, for about 2 minutes, until the sauce thickens.

  7. Push the noodle mixture to one side of the wok, then crack the egg into the empty space. Stir for 1 to 2 minutes until scrambled, and fold into the noodles.

  8. Stir in the shrimp, then cook for 2 to 3 minutes until opaque.

  9. Add the roasted peanuts, bean sprouts, chives, and lime juice, then cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes more until flavors combine.

  10. Serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 662.21kcal
  • Fat: 29.31g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.38g
  • Trans Fat: 0.17g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.07g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.54g
  • Carbohydrates: 64.82g
  • Fiber: 4.41g
  • Sugar: 16.28g
  • Protein: 35.70g
  • Cholesterol: 160.76mg
  • Sodium: 890.31mg
  • Calcium: 134.63mg
  • Potassium: 749.76mg
  • Iron: 3.81mg
  • Vitamin A: 138.50µg
  • Vitamin C: 116.24mg
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