Nat's Version of Crock Pot Easy Pad Thai

READY IN: 4hrs 10mins
Recipe by Nat Da Brat

This was created one evening, when I was in "need" of a Pad Thai. These were the things I had on hand, thus it's creation. It can easily be made on stove top (much faster).Don't be afraid to add ingredients, or to leave any out. It's all a matter of taste, but this is the way we enjoy it most!I enjoy this more than going out for a Pad Thai now!

Top Review by Oolala

Loved this! I made this on the stove in the method described as follows from Impera Magna: In a bowl, mix together: salsa, peanut butter, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, juice & zest of one lime, 2 T chopped cilantro, and coconut milk. Set aside. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces and quickly sear chicken in a large skillet or dutch oven over high heat. Pour salsa mixture over chicken, stirring well to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Stir in mushrooms, bell peppers and snow peas; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until chicken and veggies are done. Serve over noodles, topping wigh bean sprouts, fresh cilantro, and crushed peanuts. The only things I did differently was to omit peppers, sprouts and extra nuts and I added some crushed red pepper flakes and a packet of Splenda. I didn't have a fresh lime so I used bottled lime juice. I served it with linguine. Thanks Nat!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat crock to med.
  2. Cut chicken into chunks.
  3. Heat frying pan on high.
  4. Sear chicken, throw into crock pot.
  5. In a bowl mix:.
  6. Salsa, peanut butter, soya sauce, ginger, garlic, juice and zest of 1 lime, 2 tbsp of fresh chopped cilantro, and coconut milk.
  7. Pour over chicken.
  8. Salt and Pepper to taste.
  9. Put lid on crock.
  10. After 2 hours cooking (should be almost to a simmer), if not turn crock up a bit.
  11. When at a slow simmer, add mushrooms.
  12. After another hour, add chopped bell peppers and chopped snow peas.
  13. Should have about and 45 minutes to an hour left to cook.
  14. Serve on noodles, then top with bean sprouts, fresh cilantro and crushed peanuts.
  15. Note: if you find your mixture to be quite thick in the crock (depends on peanut butter, salsa -- ) I've added a bit of chicken broth to it, to make it "smoother".

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