Recipes

Chicken pad thai

Chicken pad thai

ServesServes 2

Ingredients

125ml tamarind puree
125ml fish sauce
100g brown sugar
1 teaspoon chilli powder (optional)
200g thin rice sticks
3-4 tablespoons peanut oil
150g chicken breast, cut into strips
1 clove garlic, finely diced
2 eggs
2 tablespoons roasted chopped peanuts
2 spring onions, white and green parts sliced into rings
1 cup beansprouts

Method

  1. Place the tamarind, fish sauce, sugar and chilli powder into a small saucepan
  2. Bring to the boil, simmer until thick and set aside
  3. Soak rice sticks in boiling water until just soft and drain, don’t over soak them
  4. Heat a wok until smoking hot
  5. Add the oil and then the chicken and stir fry for 1-2 minutes
  6. Add the garlic, toss then add 2 tablespoons of the sauce
  7. Stir fry for another 2 minutes then add the rice sticks
  8. Toss and then add 100ml of the sauce and cook until noodles are soft
  9. Push to one side and crack in the eggs
  10. Let set for a few seconds then toss all together
  11. Add the peanuts, beansprouts and white parts of the spring onion and more sauce if needed
  12. Stir fry until all combined and hot
  13. Add the green onion tops, toss and serve with lime wedges
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