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!
-1 cup chicken broth
-1 package rice noodles
-1 cup (or more) cashews
-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)
*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.
- 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)
- 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.
- In the mean time, prep everything else. Chop the onions, shred the carrots, crush cashews, and make the Thai sauce.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!