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30 Minute Pad Thai

30 Minute Pad Thai - Skip the takeout and make your Pad Thai at home instead! Super easy to make and it’s on the table in 30 minutes!

Skip the takeout and make your Pad Thai at home instead!  This easy to make chicken and shrimp Pad Thai will be on the table in 30 minutes!  Fast, easy, delicious.

30 Minute Pad Thai - Skip the takeout and make your Pad Thai at home instead! Super easy to make and it’s on the table in 30 minutes!

I had never actually eaten Pad Thai until about a year ago.  That’s kind of crazy, right?  Isn’t it a super popular takeout option?  I feel like it is.

I think I had never had it because:

  1. we have only ever ordered Thai food once (which is when I tried it the first time)
  2. I don’t really like tofu, which usually seems to be in it (3 guesses as to whether my version has any)
  3. I’m deprived in the food department

Clearly #3 is true because I’ve been missing out on this deliciousness that is Pad Thai for far, far too long.

30 Minute Pad Thai - Skip the takeout and make your Pad Thai at home instead! Super easy to make and it’s on the table in 30 minutes!

After finding this recipe (and promptly eliminating the tofu from it) I started making up for lost time.  My kids were definitely really sick of Pad Thai by the time I stopped making it incessantly.

I’m not sick of it yet though, but it’s now been a while since I last made it.  After looking at these photos again, I think it’s going to be on the menu for next week.

30 minutes, better then takeout, amazing Pad Thai.  If you haven’t tried it yet – make this.  It’s so good, you’ll join me in wondering why on earth it’s taken you so long to try.

30 Minute Pad Thai - Skip the takeout and make your Pad Thai at home instead! Super easy to make and it’s on the table in 30 minutes!

Plus, it’s 30 Minute Thursday again!  If you’re new around here, 30 Minute Thursday is the first Thursday of every month, where myself and some of my blogging friends share recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less, to get you through those busy nights!  So scroll down to below the recipe for more tasty 30 minute meals from my friends.  You can also check out past 30 Minute Thursday posts here.

Yield: serves 4

30 Minute Pad Thai

30 Minute Pad Thai

Skip the takeout and make your Pad Thai at home instead! This easy to make chicken and shrimp Pad Thai will be on the table in 30 minutes!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 225g (8oz) 1/4” rice stick noodles
  • 1/3 cup (80mL) ketchup
  • 1/3 cup (80mL) chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup (60mL) fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons (30mL) lime juice (juice from 1 lime)
  • 2 teaspoons (10g) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5mL) sriracha sauce
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 225g (8oz) raw, peeled shrimp
  • 1 chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced (1 inch piece)
  • 3 cups (300g) bean sprouts
  • green onions, sliced
  • salted, roasted peanuts
  • fresh cilantro, chopped
  • lime wedges

Instructions

  1. In a large pot of boiling water, cook the rice noodles until softened, according to the package directions (the ones I buy take 6-8 minutes). Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the ketchup, chicken broth, fish sauce, lime juice, sugar and sriracha sauce until well combined. Set aside.
  3. In a large non-stick skillet, cook the eggs over medium heat, and then remove the scrambled eggs to a plate.
  4. Add the shrimp and chicken to the skillet, and stir-fry until it is no longer pink, about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add the onion, garlic, red pepper and ginger to the pan and stir-fry for another 2 minutes until they start to soften.
  6. Add the prepared sauce and the cooked noodles to the pan and cook, stirring to coat everything with the sauce for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Return the scrambled eggs to the pan, along with the bean sprouts, and stir to combine and heat through.
  8. Serve the Pad Thai with green onions, peanuts, cilantro and lime wedges.

Notes

Source: Adapted from Canadian Living Magazine (March, 2014)

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 302Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 238mgSodium: 2308mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 3gSugar: 13gProtein: 32g

Nutrition Information is estimated based on ingredients used and may not be exact.

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  1. Pad Thai is one of my favorite dishes ever but we’ve not had good luck in finding some really delicious Pad Thai here yet. That probably means that I should just make my own instead! Love that this can be made in just 30 minutes 🙂

  2. Stephanie says:

    Clearly we are on the same page currently, because I just posted a similar recipe because I was CRAVING peanut sauce like WHOA. I can’t get enough of these kinds of meals 🙂 LOVE the video too!

  3. Janis says:

    It looks delicious. I’m not sure what you mean but rice stick noodles where can they be purchased? What brand did you use in this dish?

    1. stacey says:

      Hi Janis, I buy the “Erawan” brand that they have at Superstore, it’s just in the ethnic aisle of the store. The package is labelled “rice stick” and they’re just a 1/4 inch wide, transparent rice noodle. Any kind of rice noodle should work just fine though, just get the kind that are thick and flat rather then the really thin ones like vermicelli. I think the ethnic section of your grocery store would be your best bet to find them. Hope you like it!

  4. marcie says:

    I hear you on the tofu thing…I just can get on board with that no matter how hard I try! I do love pad thai and this looks so delicious! I have no idea why I haven’t made it at home yet and this is the best place to start!

  5. Oh I love pad thai (and tofu – lol!). I can’t believe you just recently started eating it. Sounds like you have a lot of years of making up to do. Ha! This recipe sounds great. Love a good take-out, fake-out!

  6. What a gorgeous dish, Stacey! I do love pad thai, though I’ve never made it myself. I’m not the biggest fan of tofu either, it’s one of those foods that I can live without, but I’ll eat it if I have to! 🙂 Love your variation and that this is ready in just 30 minutes!

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