Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is one of my favorite dishes when we got to a Thai restaurant. The recipe I have calls for pork and shrimp, but I like to make it with chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a pot of boiling water, drop int he rice noodles for about 1 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent sticking.
  2. Remove fom heat and drain in a colander, rinse with cold water, set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a large wok and stir-fry the garlic and onion until golden brown.
  4. Add the chicken and chilis.
  5. Stir-fry for 5 minutes and add the sugar, fish sauce, salt, lime juice, ketchup, black pepper, noodles and bean sprouts.
  6. Stir well for 2 minutes.
  7. Transfer to a large serving platter and garnish with green onion and crushed peanuts.


Most Helpful

Yum, yum, yum!! This was so good and so authentic! The layers of flavor were quite intriguing and before you know it the bowl is empty! This recipe made plenty for two. The only thing I did add was a tablespoon of ketjap manis because it wasn't really balanced to my palate with just the sugar.

aemilehi April 08, 2002

This pad thai was delicious and spicy, even though it was a little too ketchup-y for my taste. Decently easy to prepare, as well. Thanks!

Ellenji September 09, 2002

Really a good Pad Thai! My husband makes this one with jalapenos instead and it is great. Tip: make extra sauce. In case it seems dry you can add more at the end.

Chef Smart October 11, 2009

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