Easy Chicken Pad Thai

Easy Chicken Pad Thai: delicious spicy authentic flavor made in 1 pot with simple ingredients. Little chopping, great weeknight or entertaining meal.

Dinner | May 15, 2017 | By

It feels like it’s been raining for 40 days and 40 nights straight. The kind of weather that demands a warm, cozy blanket and comfort food like meatloaf and mushroom gravy or this Easy Chicken Pad Thai ~ rice noodles and tender chicken pieces bathed in a spicy Asian sauce with fresh lime and cilantro along with bean sprouts and garnished with chopped peanuts. Tonight I’m opting for Pad Thai because I have a knack for turning a simple meal like meatloaf into a sink full of pots and pans; something I’m just not in the mood for.  Easy Chicken Pad Thai is cooked completely in just one pot. I already have my sweatpants on; chances are good it’ll be a Netflix night.

Easy Chicken Pad Thai: delicious spicy authentic flavor made in 1 pot with simple ingredients. Little chopping, great weeknight or entertaining meal.

Heads up ~ this recipe is an Americanized version because I wanted to create an easy, at-home recipe that didn’t call for a lot of special ingredients I’d only use little bit of.

Everything in this Easy Chicken Pad Thai can be found at your favorite grocery store and when they’re all combined create authentic Asian flavors. 

It’s simple to make, requires little chopping and is ideal for weeknight dinners when time is short.

Easy Chicken Pad Thai: delicious spicy authentic flavor made in 1 pot with simple ingredients. Little chopping, great weeknight or entertaining meal.

It’s so good I can’t help but taste it right out of the pot. It’s also a really great meal to entertain with because not only is it budget friend, but  it doesn’t leave you alone in the kitchen for long periods while your guests are having good time.

Chicken Pad Thai Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of boneless chicken cut in bite size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, grated
  • 3 tablespoon of red bell pepper, very thinly sliced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup of cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 cup of bean sprouts
  • 8 ounces of rice noodles
  • 2 green onions sliced on an angle for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons of peanuts, rough chopped for garnish

Easy Chicken Pad Thai: delicious spicy authentic flavor made in 1 pot with simple ingredients. Little chopping, great weeknight or entertaining meal.

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoon of Sriracha (or more to taste) 
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 2 limes (one juiced, one cut in wedges)

Cook the noodles in a large pot according to package directions. When they’re just shy of al dente, drain them and set them aside. In the same pot, heat the vegetable oil, add the chicken and season it with salt and pepper.

Easy Chicken Pad Thai: delicious spicy authentic flavor made in 1 pot with simple ingredients. Little chopping, great weeknight or entertaining meal.

While the chicken is cooking whisk the sauce ingredients together in a medium size bowl then when the chicken is finished cooking, move it to the outer edges of the pan, whisk the eggs and pour them into the pot quickly scrambling until they’re cooked through.

Blend the chicken and eggs together, then add the noodles to the pot and pour the sauce over the top of the noodles, stirring to coat them. 

Easy Chicken Pad Thai: delicious spicy authentic flavor made in 1 pot with simple ingredients. Little chopping, great weeknight or entertaining meal.

Next toss in the cilantro and bean sprouts, combining everything and simmer 2-3 minutes over medium-low heat or until the sauce thickens. Garnish with green onions and chopped peanuts and serve with lime wedges. 

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Easy Chicken Pad Thai: delicious spicy authentic flavor made in 1 pot with simple ingredients. Little chopping, great weeknight or entertaining meal.

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Easy Chicken Pad Thai
Ingredients
Chicken Pad Thai Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound boneless chicken cut in bite size pieces
  • 3 tablespoons very thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic , grated
  • 2 eggs , beaten
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/4 cup cilantro , finely chopped
  • 8 ounces rice noodles
  • 2 green onions sliced on an angle for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons peanuts rough chopped for garnish
Sauce Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoon Sriracha (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 2 limes (one juiced, one cut in wedges)
Instructions
  1. In the same pot, heat the vegetable oil, add the chicken and season it with salt and pepper then drop in the bell pepper and grate in the garlic.

  2. Cook the noodles in a large pot according to package directions. When they’re just shy of al dente, drain them and set them aside.

  3. While the chicken is cooking, whisk the sauce ingredients together in a medium size bowl.

  4. When the chicken is finished cooking, move it to the outer edges of the pan, whisk the eggs and pour them into the pot quickly scrambling until they’re cooked through.

  5. Blend the chicken and eggs together, then add the noodles and pour the sauce into the pot, coating the noodle mixture.

  6. Next toss in the cilantro and bean sprouts, stirring and cook 2-3 minutes over medium-low heat, allowing the sauce to thicken.

  7. Garnish with green onions and chopped peanuts.