Chicken Pad Thai

Chicken Pad Thai

Level #1 COMMIS CHEF

Make the universally beloved Thai dish at home in less than 20 minutes – without short cutting on flavour. In this version, we start with raw chicken, but you can add leftover cooked chicken (or any leftover cooked meat) at the end to make it even easier. Also delicious with prawns.

Serves 4

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes

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Method

1 Cook the noodles according to the packaging directions; drain and set aside.

2 Combine the ketchup, fish sauce, and sugar in a small bowl.

3 Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large non-stick skillet over a medium heat. Add the eggs and cook, stirring occasionally until set, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and reserve.

4 Return the skillet to the stove and heat 1 tablespoon of the oil; add the chicken and cook, stirring often, until lightly browned and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes, and transfer to the bowl with the eggs.

5 Return the skillet to the heat and add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Stir in the garlic and cook for 45 seconds or until just star ting to brown. Stir in the noodles and reserved chicken and egg mixture and cook until hot, about 1-2 minutes. Add the ketchup mixture and cook, tossing for 1 minute. Stir in the green onions and remove from the heat.

6 Divide among 4 plates and garnish each with a 1⁄4 cup of beansprouts and sprinkle with peanuts. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.