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Pad Thai

This exotic and flavorful pad thai recipe is ready in under 30 minutes! Stir-fried rice noodles are combined with sweet and tangy sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: Pad Thai
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 611kcal
Author: Jessica


  • 14 ounces dried rice noodles
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 ½ tablespoons tamarind paste
  • 1 ½ teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup diced firm tofu
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 ounces large shrimp peeled and deveined, 16/20 count
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/3 cup green onion pieces 2-inches long
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted roasted peanuts chopped
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts


  • Heat a large pot of water until it becomes lukewarm (80 to 90°F/ 27 to 32°C), then turn off heat.
  • Add rice noodles and allow to soak until flexible and solid but not completely cooked about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Drain noodles and rinse with cold water.
  • In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the sauce ingredients; fish sauce, brown sugar, tamarind paste, lime juice, and rice vinegar.
  • Heat a wok or large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add oil, once oil is hot add the garlic and stir for 15 seconds.
  • Stir-fry tofu for 1 minute. Push tofu to the side, add the egg to the pan and allow to set for a few seconds.
  • Add chicken and mix with the runny egg. Stir until they are just cooked through, about 2 minutes, then add the shrimp and cook until just turning pink, about 1 minute.
  • Add soaked noodles, stir to combine and cook for 2 minutes to soften, then pour the sauce onto the noodles, stirring to combine.
  • Turn off the heat, add the paprika and toss until noodles turn slightly red in color. Throw in the green onion and allow to wilt from the heat of the noodles.
  • Transfer noodles to a serving plate, top with bean sprouts, and chopped peanuts.


Calories: 611kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 463mg | Potassium: 337mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 7.8% | Vitamin C: 8.3% | Calcium: 14.4% | Iron: 16.5%