Pad Thai with Chicken

You are looking at one of my favorite meals right after Chicken Tikka Masala. This meal has quickly became a staple in my house. I am pretty sure I could serve it every night for dinner and Andrew would not complain! 🙂 You can use chicken, tofu, shrimp, or any combination of those ingredients. This makes a spicy pad thai so if you don’t like spicy food you may want to start with less crushed red pepper and work your way up. I first tried Pad Thai when I was on a trip to London. I know crazy! I had to go across the pond to first try this meal. London ended up being memorable not only for the Pad Thai, but my husband proposed to me beneath Westminster Abbey and Big Ben on April 3, 2007 right as Big Ben was ringing 10 o’clock. Look how beautiful it was! 

We went back the next day so that I could take a picture of Westminster Abbey during the daylight. See that bench right there in front where a man is sitting? That is where it happened! Between tears and astonishment I said yes! I couldn’t believe that it had actually happened, I mean come on, it took five years!

If you have never tried to make pad thai, you will be happy to find out that it is easy to make at home. This spicy dish pairs perfectly with a Riesling or Gewürztraminer wine. So what are you waiting for? You could be eating this delicious pad thai in less than 45 minutes!

Chicken Pad Thai

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  • 1 (12 ounce) package rice noodles
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup peanut oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 6 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 1/4 cup crushed peanuts
  • 1 green onion, chopped for garnish
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. Soak rice noodles in hot water 30 to 45 minutes, or until soft. Drain, and set aside.
  2. Heat peanut oil in a wok or large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Saute chicken, garlic, and green onions until browned. Remove, and set aside.
  3. Return the wok to the burner and add 1/4 cup of peanut oil. Heat oil in wok over medium-high heat. Crack eggs into hot oil, and cook until firm. Stir in chicken, softened noodles, vinegar, fish sauce, sugar, sweet chili sauce, red pepper, and cayenne pepper. Adjust seasonings to taste. Mix while cooking, until noodles are tender. Add bean sprouts and a squirt of lime, and mix for 2-3 minutes. Garnish with crushed peanuts, green onions, and a lime wedge.

Source: adapted from

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12 Responses to Pad Thai with Chicken

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  2. I love love love Pad Thai, and I, too, had my first version in London! Wagamama’s turned me on to all Asian dishes. Romantic proposal story!! LOVE IT!

  3. I have had a Riesling in my fridge for a few weeks now and I didn’t know what to pair it with. Thanks for the tip and the recipe! (And the smile I got from your proposal story…adorable!)

  4. deeba says:

    Love your story…brought smiles to my face! I had Pad Thai in Central London in the winter of 2009 when a bunch of us met up for a food bloggers meet. It was the best I’ve had.

  5. Wow this pad thai looks amazing! It’s also one of my husband’s favorite dishes as well. A sweet Riesling paired with this dish is making me hungry especially since I love the sweet/salty combo. I will definitely have to give this recipe a try!

  6. lena says:

    hi sweet pea, looking at the picture, i feel very tempted to make this one day.

  7. Honey says:

    This looks so good… I’ve tried Pad Thai with spaghetti and it isn’t the same.
    Your proposal sounds so romantic… besides the rain, I love London.
    It’s a beautiful city with so much charm. 🙂 Great story!

  8. My 3 young boys LOVE Pad Thai…I’m so gonna try this recipe out…maybe tomorrow! Thanks for sharing..Oh yeah, the pictures of your dishes are terrific!

  9. Lucie says:

    Oooh–I could eat pad thai 5 times a week. I love your version, and the pictures are definitely drool-worthy 🙂

  10. Pad thai is awesome! It definitely looks easy, just buy ingredients and stick in pan! Sounds good to me!

    Exclamation point!

  11. Kara says:

    I am going to try this this week. My husband LOVES pad thai. I think he has even eaten it in London!

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