Traditional Chicken & Shrimp Pad Thai

"Thailand’s most famous noodle dish. This dish comes together quickly, so it's handy to have the ingredients prepped and ready before you begin. I don't care for cilantro so I leave it out, but I posted the recipe as it was written."
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Ready In:
8 cups




  • Prepare rice noodles according to the package. Drain and rinse under cold water; set aside in a bowl.
  • Combine water, soy sauce, fish sauce, brown sugar and red pepper flakes in a small bowl; set aside.
  • Heat one tsp oil in a pan or wok over medium heat. Add beaten egg and stir fry. Remove scrambled egg from pan and add to noodles.
  • Add one tsp oil to heated pan, stir in garlic, chicken and shrimp. Stir fry just until chicken turns opaque and loses its pink color.
  • Add green onions and cook an additional minute.
  • Add noodle-egg mixture and sauce, cook until thoroughly heated.
  • Remove from heat; toss with bean sprouts and cilantro.
  • Sprinkle with peanuts. Serve immediately.

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  1. This was a nice pad thai recipe and was easy to make as a weeknight meal. I liked that the prep was minimal and how quickly the dish came together. We made the recipe without altering it and I liked the chicken and shrimp combination. We always use low sodium soy sauce so saltiness was not an issue in our dish as mentioned by another reviewer. DH and I both thought the dish could use a little more kick; though all in all, we both liked it. Thanks for a nice dinner.
  2. I really liked that this recipe didn't use tofu because my family won't eat it. Except for the bean sprouts, I usually have all the ingredients on hand. I used only shrimp this time and will make it again with some minor adjustments. I thought it was heavy on the saltiness because of the soy and the fish sauce, and will cut back on the soy next time. Also, I like pad thai to have some sour flavor, so I added the juice of one lime. Made for ZWT4. Thanks, Nick's Mom!
  3. With some amount adjustments, this dish turned out very well, I made it only using shrimp and omitted the cilantro, thanks for sharing Nick's Mom!...Kitten:)


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