It’s kind of comical that I have a food section on my blog, because those who know me know that I actually hate to cook. I was spoiled growing up with a mom who had a passion for food and made us gourmet meals. So while I have an appreciation for great taste and flavors, I have ZERO desire to put in the time or effort which is why I am always looking for quick meals that taste great. Tonight I’m sharing my quick and easy go-to Pad Thai recipe that the whole family will love. And the best part? It takes less than 40 minutes to make which includes soaking the noodles for 30 minutes! This recipe yields 4 servings.
What You’ll Need
- 1 package of “A Taste of Thai” Pad Thai sauce
- 1/2 package of “A Taste of Thai” Pad Thai noodles
- 4 tbsp vegetable oil (I use avocado oil)
- 1 egg
- 2 chicken breasts (or you can substitute shrimp or pork)
- 4 scallions, chopped
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped peanuts (plus extra to sprinkle on top)
- 2 cups of bean sprouts
- Hot sauce
- Cilantro and lime for garnish
Soak the Pad Thai noodles in hot tap water for 25-30 minutes (do not over soak the noodles).
While the noodles are soaking thinly slice the chicken breasts and set to the side.
Prepare chopped scallions, peanuts, and cilantro.
When the noodles have been soaking for about 25 minutes, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a wok or large skillet over medium heat.
Add the egg and lightly scramble (approximately 20 seconds).
Add chicken and stir-dry until cooked through.
Add the remaining 2 table spoons of oil, then rice noodles, and stir-fry for 4-7 minutes until firm but tender.
Add the scallions, peanuts, and Pad Thai sauce. Stir for 1 minute.
Stir in bean sprouts.
Drizzle on some hot sauce, cilantro, extra peanuts, and lime wedges.
The last step is to enjoy your food and the extra time you have on your hands!