Saturday, 11 January 2014

Chicken pad thai

A dear friend requested I make pad thai, a very popular Thai dish. One of the good things about pad thai is its adaptability, you may wish to substitute chicken for prawn, beef or tofu. It is a quick delicious dish, bursting with flavours!

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Serves: 5-6 people
  • Prep and cooking time: 30 mins
What you will need:

375g flat dried rice noodles (found this in the world food aisle) - alternatively get the ready to use rice noodles
3 tbsp groundnut oil (or vegetable oil)
2 boneless chicken, cut into strips
6 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped 
5 shallots, peeled and finely sliced
2 tsp chilli powder
1 tbsp vegetable oil
3 eggs
3 tbsp fish sauce
3 tbsp tamarind sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp brown sugar
375g beansprouts
100g peanuts, roasted (I used cashew as had no peanuts)
salt to taste
coriander for decoration
lemon wedges for decoration

How to make:

1) Soak the rice noodles in boiling water, and set aside for 10-15 mins (until ready for use)

2) In a large wok or pot, add the oil and leave to heat on medium flame. Add the chicken and cook until golden (increase the heat if necessary). Add the garlic and stir for a minute

3) Add the sliced shallots and chilli powder, and mix well

4) Drain the noodles, and add to the wok mixing over medium/low heat for a few minutes

5) In a separate small pan, heat 1 tbsp of vegetable oil, then add the eggs and leave to cook. Once cooked, add with the noodles and mix

6) In a small bowl, add the fish sauce, tamarind sauce, soy sauce and sugar. Mix together, then add with the noodles and mix

7) Add the bean sprouts and add half the roasted peanuts. Fold the noodles to ensure all are coated, taste and add salt, soy sauce or sugar to adjust seasoning

8) Transfer to a serving dish, top with the remaining peanuts, chopped coriander and lemon wedge

My sister said this is the best noodle dish she has ever tasted, my sisters absolutely loved it! It is so easy to make, so I highly recommend you give it a go! Enjoy :)


  1. Make some new recipesssssssss lol . You always disappear

    1. Lol i am sorry! My weekends have been so busy lately - haven't had a chance to cook anything new. But inshAllah i have a day off coming up next week, so will possibly upload then inshAllah :)

    2. I didnt mean to sound rude loool sorry. Ok inshAllah yay :)

  2. Asalamu alaikum sis, i made this tonight for dinner :) it turned out yummy alhamdulilah. Although if i make it next time i wont add the beansprouts, i don't really like the taste of them :/ thought i did but seems not lol. Still yummy but :) barak Allahu feeki for the recipe

    1. Wa alaikum alsalam :) Glad you gave it a go...and thank you for your feedback :) JazakiAllah khair.