Pad Thai with chicken

Pad thai is a classic Thai dish that you eat combined with rice noodles. The typical spicy taste of the pad thai is a favourite in Thailand.

What is Pad Thai?

Pad thai is a popular stir-fried noodle dish from the Thai cuisine and is made with rice noodles, shrimp, chicken or tofu, peanuts, a scrambled egg and bean sprouts. A delicious pad thai sauce is added to this. It tastes spicy, sweet, salty and slightly sour. Roughly translated, pad thai means ‘fried in a Thai way’.

Where does pad thai come from?

One theory is that pad thai is not originally a Thai-, but a Vietnamese dish. Inhabitants of Thailand call the dish Kway Teow Pad. Kway Teow means rice noodles in Chinese and many residents of Thailand acknowledge pad thai as a Chinese dish.

What are varieties of pad thai?

You can prepare pad thai in different ways:

  • with chicken, shrimp, beef or pork
  • vegetarian, with tofu
  • with or without egg
  • beef, pork and shrimp can be combined very well with tofu as well

With this recipe you can easily make pad thai with chicken yourself.

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Pad Thai with chicken

You can easily make a delicious pad thai yourself with this recipe.
Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time10 minutes
Servings: 4 persons
Author: Cultiviz


  • 200 gr rice noodles dried
  • 2 shallots finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 350 gr chicken thigh cut into cubes
  • 100 gr bean sprouts
  • 30 g peanuts unsalted
  • 3 eggs whisked
  • 20 gr Chinese chives finely chopped

Pad thai sauce

  • 4 tbsp tamarind
  • 80 ml fish sauce
  • 80 gr palm sugar or brown sugar
  • 160 ml chicken stock
  • 30 ml soy
  • 1 tsp sriracha the more, the spicier
  • pinch white pepper


Pad thai sauce

  • Place all the ingredients in a bowl and stir well. Add white pepper to taste. Set aside.

Pad Thai

  • Follow the instructions on the package to prepare the noodles.
  • Heat oil in a wok or frying pan, add the whisked eggs and make a scrambled egg. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in the same pan at medium heat. Saute the shallots and garlic in the pan for 1 minute. Then add the chicken and fry until brown.
  • Add the noodles to the pan and stir well. Then add the pad thai sauce and fry for another 2 minutes.

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