Good Eats

Good Eats – Quick and Easy Chicken Pad Thai

I have been traveling a lot lately because of work, didn’t really have the time to make a home cook meal. The perk of being able to travel while working is you get to try a lot of different types of food in different restaurants. It’s always a hit or miss for me, sometimes you get some really good ones, but there are also times when the food isn’t really that nice. The downside is by the end of the trip you are sick and tired of eating out. All you want to do is to eat some home cook meals, it doesn’t matter if it’s just a slice of peanut butter toast or a four course home cooked meal.

Pad Thai is one of most popular dishes that people order from a Thai restaurant. Pad Thai is a stir fried rice noodle dish that is commonly served as a street food in Thailand. I love the peanut sauce that is bursting in flavor, of course you can probably guess that I am a big fan of peanut butter, just like Mylo (my dog).

 

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of vegetable of your choice
  • 1 cup of bean sprout
  • 1 chicken breast (cubed)
  • Rice noodles (depends on how much you want to eat)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tbsp of chili flakes
  • 3 tbsp of fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp of lime juice
  • 2 tbsp of spicy thai peanut butter (alternatively you could just use regular peanut butter, or crushed peanuts with chilli flakes for that kick.)

Instructions:

  1. Blanch the noodles in a medium size pot for about 3 minutes. Make sure you do not overcooked the noodles, the noodles should be just cook through but not overly soft.
  2. Combined fish sauce, lime juice, spicy peanut butter with 2 tbsp of hot water. Set aside of later use.
  3. Heat up the frying pan with small amount of oil, add in chicken breast to brown. After the chicken is all browned, add in an egg and scramble along with the chicken.
  4. Combined the rice noodles, bean sprout and vegetable of your choice to the frying pan and stir fry about 2 minutes along with the chicken and egg from earlier.
  5. Add in the sauces that you prepared earlier and make sure you turn down the heat to medium low, so that you do not burn the rice noodles.
  6. Season with salt and white pepper to your own taste.

I like this dish when it’s first come off the stove. This is the dish that I was craving for when I got home, I guess any Thai food would make me very happy after two weeks of eating out. I am also glad I won’t be travelling for a little while, that way I will at least have some time to write and relax just like before.

Enjoy your quick and easy chicken Pad Thai.

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