A Pakistani friend gave me this recipe and it is one of our favorites. She turned me onto the friend onions already packaged, which makes it so much easier to make. Also, the marsala seasoning is boxed.
My kids and I make this every year. It is so yummy and Feingold friendly. If your child is sensitive to corn syrup, you can use simple syrup with the same results. The flavor will be a bit different though, more of a maple flavor.
I streamlined this Thai restaurant favorite to make it a fast weeknight dinner option. For maximum efficiency, prepare the chicken, garlic, cilantro, and bean sprouts while the rice noodles are soaking. If you can't find fish sauce, substitute a combination of 4 minced anchovy fillets and 1/4 cup soy sauce. Rice stick noodles can be found in the Asian section of most supermarkets. If desired, top the pad Thai with chopped peanuts and scallions.