Chicken Pad Thai Recipe

There’s so many different varieties to this recipe and I’m sure that this isn’t a 100% authentic one since I’m Ukrainian and not Asian. But…. I love this dish and finally developed a version that’s close to our favorite take out…. but a lot cheaper!

Below are some of the ingredients that it’s good to see a picture of to make sure you have the right one. I’m pretty sure you all know what a carrot or green onion looks like!

Ingredients:

-1.5-2lbs Chicken

-1 cup chicken broth

-3 eggs

-1 package rice noodles

-1 cup (or more) cashews

-2 carrots

-1 bunch of green onions

-1 package (or 2 cups) bean sprouts

-1 can coconut milk

-1/2 jar pad Thai sauce

-1 Tbsp red curry paste (or more for spice)

-1Tbsp ketchup

-Salt/Pepper

*tip* chop/prep everything that’s possible ahead because this recipe goes fast.

+I use the instapot but you can easily do this in a Dutch oven pot/ cast iron pot or skillet.

Directions:

  1. Slice up the chicken into thin strips. Add that to the instapot with 1 cup of chicken broth, salt/pepper and set to manual mode for 6min then do a quick release. (Or sauté in pot until no pink is seen in the chicken)
  2. While the chicken is cooking; put the noodles in a deep bowl and cover with boiling hot water for 8-10 min. Drain them and add 1tsp oil, cover until ready to use to avoid drying.
  3. In the mean time, prep everything else. Chop the onions, shred the carrots, crush cashews, and make the Thai sauce.
  4. For the Thai sauce you will need a medium sauce pot. Pour the can of coconut milk and heat it on medium heat. Once warmed up, add 1/2 jar of pad Thai sauce, 1Tbsp red curry paste, 1Tbsp ketchup, 1Tbsp crushed cashews. Stir to combine, remove from heat and cover.
  5. Once chicken is done, remove from instapot. Add a drizzle of oil and set to sauté (or just do this in the Dutch oven). Add 3 mixed eggs and cook like scrambled eggs.
  6. When eggs are done: add in noodles, chicken, 1/2 of each: green beans, carrots, green onions, bean sprouts, cashews. Top with all of the sauce you made and stir to combine.

* to plate; add the noodles to a plate. To the side add about 2Tbsp of each: green onions, bean sprouts, carrots and cashews (in little piles).

Hope you enjoy this recipe! Comment below how you liked it and if you do it any differently!

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