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Easy Chicken Pad Thai Recipe

You are going to love this easy Chicken Pad Thai recipe. Flavorful, easy, and quick, you’ll have dinner on the table in no time. Made with an easy homemade sauce consisting of pantry staples, you can make this take-out favorite at home.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 697kcal
Author Rena

Ingredients

  • 10 oz Thai rice noodles
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts sliced into small strips
  • 2 tbsp groundnut oil divided
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced into thin strips
  • 2 medium carrots peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2-3 green onions sliced into 1-inch pieces on diagonally
  • 3 large eggs beaten
  • ½ cup unsalted roasted peanuts chopped
  • cup cilantro chopped

Sauce

  • ¼ cup maple syrup or honey
  • ¼ cup light-sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos liquid
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 lime juiced

Instructions

  • In a small bowl whisk all sauce ingredients. Set aside.
  • Cook the noodles according to package directions.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of the groundnut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Cook for 6-8 minutes, or until golden and cooked through. Set aside on a plate and cover to keep warm.
  • Add the remaining groundnut oil to the heated pan. Sauté the bell peppers together with carrots and garlic, stirring frequently, for 5-6 minutes. For the last minute, stir in the green onions.
  • Meanwhile, quickly beat the eggs in a small bowl.
  • Push the sautéed veggies to one side of the pan, and pour in the beaten eggs. Cook and scramble the eggs.
  • Return the cooked chicken to the pan, together with the noodles and the sauce.
  • Cook and toss over medium-low heat, until everything is combined and hot.
  • Take off the heat and sprinkle with chopped peanuts and fresh cilantro and enjoy!

Notes

  • Make it vegetarian: swap the chicken for a plant-based protein such as mock chicken or tofu.
  • Make it pescatarian: swap the chicken for shrimp. 
  • Vegetables: swap or add in snow peas, snap peas, bean sprouts, shredded cabbage, etc.
  • Make it spicy: add in some chili paste or sriracha to add some heat to your chicken Pad Thai.
  • I recommend a large skillet or wok for making chicken Pad Thai. You’ll want lots of room to get all the vegetables and noodles in!

Nutrition

Serving: 4servings | Calories: 697kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 944mg | Potassium: 909mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 6397IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 3mg