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Chicken Pad Thai - one of the best way to eat rice noodles with tons of vegetables and chicken.
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Chicken Pad Thai Recipe

Chicken Pad Thai - one of the best way to eat rice noodles with tons of vegetables and chicken. Learn how to make pad thai noodles in a few simple steps.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4
Author: Hina Gujral


  • 200 gram dry pad Thai noodles/sticks
  • 100 gram boneless chicken, cut into thin strips
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into thin strips
  • 1 yellow pepper cut into thin strips
  • 1 medium-size onion thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves fine chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil

Ingredients For Pad Thai Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon tamarind pulp/paste
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli sauce

Ingredients For Garnishing Pad Thai:

  • 2 tablespoon roasted and crushed peanuts
  • Juice of one whole lemon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped spring onion greens
  • 1 tablespoon mung (moong) bean sprouts


How To Prepare Rice Noodles:

  • Place rice noodles in a large flat bowl. Pour boiling water over the noodles. Cover the bowl with a lid. After 5 minutes, open the lid and gently soak the noodles in water and cover the bowl once again. Open the lid exactly after 5 minutes. 
  • Transfer the softened noodles into a colander. Drain all the liquid. Quickly rinse with cold/running water. 

How To Make Pad Thai Sauce:

  • Combine all the ingredients for sauce in a bowl. Whisk nicely until well combined. Taste and adjust the amount of sugar/red chilli sauce as per your preference. Set aside. 

How To Make Chicken Pad Thai:

  • Toss chicken strips in 2 tablespoons of pad thai sauce and mix nicely. Set aside. 
  • Heat oil in a wok or stir-fry pan. Add chopped garlic. Stir-fry for a minute. 
  • Add sliced onion and fry them for a minute or so. Keep the gas flame from medium-high.
  • Next, add the marinated chicken strips. And stir-fry till the chicken is tender and cooked. This does not take more than 5 - 10 minutes. 
  • Add remaining vegetable and stir-fry for another 2 – 3 minutes. Add rice noodles, remaining pad thai sauce, half of the roasted peanuts and gently combine the ingredients. 

How To Serve Chicken Pad Thai:

  • Transfer chicken pad thai to a serving bowl. Sprinkle remaining roasted peanuts, spring onion greens, mung bean sprouts and lemon juice. 
  • Serve Chicken Pad Thai warm immediately. 


  • Do not leave the rice stocks/noodles in the warm water for a very long time. Approximately 10 - 15 minutes is the good enough time or keep on checking them for doneness. 
  • Do not toss the noodles vigorously else they will break apart. 
  • For a more intense flavour, chicken can be marinated 1 - 2 hour before and kept in the fridge. 
  • Chicken Pad Thai is best enjoyed fresh and warm. It may not taste the same after a few hours. 
  • Always, taste the pad thai sauce and add more sugar/sauces/salt accordingly. 
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