Simple Chicken Pad Thai

About once every three months we order Pad Thai out. We love it. And like most dishes we order out we stop and think why don’t we make this more often because we can make it just as good or better and have it more often. Pad Thai is fairly easy to make but just require a bunch of different Asian sauces to make. If you want to make this dish and need to purchase the sauce I suggest that you plan on making Asian food once a week for 2-3 weeks to use up the sauces. I hate throwing condiments away so make a plan to use them.

Verdict: We love this dish. This is an update to the Simple Pad Thai (click for link to original recipe) from 2019. My family prefers rice noodles but you can use thin spaghetti or linguini noodles if you prefer. It is more traditionally served with rice noodles which can be found in most Asian sections of grocery stores.

You can also add a bag of cabbage slaw mix to the dish with the noodles and sauce when you are heating the mixture to bulk it up but my family prefers it without.

Simple Chicken Pad Thai

  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1- 1 1/2 lb. chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 onion , sliced thinly
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 eggs , lightly whisked
  • tops of green onions, thinly sliced, for topping as desired
  • peanuts, for topping, as desired
  • lime wedges, for serving, if desired
  • 1 box of rice noodles, prepared as directed


  1. Mix brown sugar, fish sauce, oyster sauce, ketchup, soy sauce, and rice wine vinegar in bowl.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large non stick pan (or well seasoned skillet) over high heat. Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken and add to the skillet. Cook 3-4 minutes per side to just cooked through.
  3. Add garlic and onion to the pan, cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
  4. Push everything to one side of the pan, pour egg in on the other side. Scramble to almost firm (add touch of extra oil if pan is too dry), then mix into garlic and onion.
  5. Add sauce and noodles.
  6. Toss gently for about 1 1/2 minutes until sauce is absorbed by the noodles and warmed through.
  7. Add the peanuts. Toss through quickly then remove from heat. Taste and adjust sauce ingredients as desired.
  8. Serve immediately, sprinkled with extra peanuts and lime wedges on the side, if desired . Squeeze over lime juice to taste before eating.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. My brother-in-law made Pad Thai for me the first time I had it. Sooo yummy. 😋🍃

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Yum! Especially when someone else cooks!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. bernlag says:

    Love Pad Thai. I will definitely try my hand at it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I hope you like it!


  3. Erika says:

    With peanuts 😍 I love peanuts!

    Liked by 1 person

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