Pad Thai with Chicken and Shrimp

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon Asian chili paste, such as sambal oelek
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1/2 cup julienned mixed vegetables (carrots, yellow squash, zucchini)
  • 4 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast or thigh, sliced into strips
  • 12 medium to large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 pound medium-wide rice noodles, soaked in warm water until softened and drained
  • 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • Chopped Romaine lettuce, for garnish
  • Mung bean sprouts, for garnish
  • Lime wedges, for garnish
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish
  • Chopped peanuts, for garnish
Directions

In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, water, peanut butter, and chili paste until smooth.

Heat a large wok over medium-high heat, and add canola oil. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and ginger and let cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the vegetables, chicken, and shrimp, and stir-fry until chicken and shrimp are browned and cooked through, about 2 minutes. Add noodles and toss to coat.

Add peanut/spice paste, brown sugar and cider vinegar and toss to distribute. Cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.

Spread chopped romaine on a platter. Serve pad Thai on top of lettuce and garnish with mung bean sprouts, lime, cilantro and chopped peanuts.

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This is a great recipe! It was my first time making Pad Thai and it turned out delicious! To modify I added two scrambled eggs instead of the chicken. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow, this is pretty fantastic and REALLY easy to make! This is definitely a winner. The only switch I made was buying a pre-made "thai" flavor paste in the produce section and used that paste instead of the sambal oelek. Came out PERFECT! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple dish but very delicious! Sauce was particularly good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe! My first time and it turned out great, I did make more sauce than called for like everyone else:) and added kick by using Sriracha sauce and red pepper flakes. I used red bell pepper, and carrots since that was what I had on hand for veggies. I changed the water on my noodles once with the hot tap water and let it get to room temp before serving. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pretty good, especially if this is your first time making pad thai or if you don't have a lot of time for a more complicated recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe was tasty. Listen to the other reviews and triple your sauce or more. I used bok choy and carrots for my veggies, which worked well. However, the method of just soaking the noodles left a slight floury taste in the end result - so word of advice follow the noodle cooking instructions on the packet and cook your noodles. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was just ok. Definitely double the sauce or it won't be enough. I think it needs more ginger - I even used more than what it called for and still think the overall flavor was lacking. I think I'll keep my eyes open for a better pad Thai recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very good! I too tripled the sauce but would probably quadruple next time (but not the peanut butter. Although as I re-read the recipe I realize that it only calls for 1/4 lb of noodles and I used a whole 1/2 lb box. THis served 4 people as a side dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely awesome. My family loved it and presentation was picture perfect. Previous reviewers were right, the sauce had to be 2-3 times the recipe quantity. We added a little crushed red pepper for a little kick. Can't wait to mke it again!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
WIth a few tweaks this could easily be a 5-star recipe. I quadrupled the sauce (except for peanut butter, which I only doubled, and it was perfect amount. I also used rice vinegar instead of cider vinegar and alot more garlic than recipe calls for. Needs more of both the shrimp and chicken, for sure. Will definitely make again with these revisions. item not reviewed by moderator and published
TrIple de sauce, add 2 eggs and will make it awesome item not reviewed by moderator and published
Flavors were good. NOT ENOUGH SAUCE!!! Double or triple it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've had a lot of pad thai's and I have to say this is one of my favorites. I, like other reviews said, doubled the sauce, depending on much you're making you may even have to triple it. I loved the sauce and I cooked the noodles and added a bunch of ingredients that I had around the house baby corn, water chestnuts, and bamboo shoots to the wok. In my opinion the garlic, ginger, and brown sugar could be left out if you don't have on hand. Everyone I made it for loved it and will definitely be making it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This might not be a traditional or authentic pad thai recipe, but it's simple, flavorful, and very delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome recipe! I added eggs in the wok right before I added the noodles, since most other recipes have it and I just wanted to add something to it. Just the right amount of heat and spice, but I think I will try doubling the sauce as suggested next time. Very easy to make. Long list of ingredients which can be daunting, but it was about as easy as dump it all in the wok. Will definitely be making this again, maybe with the addition of fish sauce and tamarind, traditional pad thai ingredients. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is awesome!!! I LOVE Pad Thai but was always afraid to make it because of the long list of ingredients found on every other website. This recipe is EASY to follow, and doesn't take long at all! I followed the other reviewer’s advice by doubling the sauce... I will triple it next time! The sauce is so yummy! You also definitely don't need to make both chicken and shrimp unless you want to... if you're a vegetarian you don't need either! This recipe is good enough on it's own, or with whatever meat you choose. Great recipe for a novice cook like myself! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did exactly what I do with all recipes--that is, to research them. Clearly Rachel Ray has not done her research because she left out 2 of the most core flavors in pad thai--fish sauce and tamarind. This recipe is a sham and a shame! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was awesome. Easy enough to make and a memory maker. Delicious!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is awesome! My husband and I tried it the other night, and it was really simple and quick and tastes delicious. The only thing we did different was doubled the sauce because there wasn't enough for our tastes. Other than that, it's a new favorite for us! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tastes great and is easy enough to do at home. Took the advice of other reviewers and doubled the sauce and used red pepper flakes in place of the paste. Whole family enjoyed it. Add the recipe to my recipe book. This will definitely be a regular meal in our home. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pad Thai is yum. Thanks for that recipe. This dish?s like Pho in Vietnam. And it?s delicious too. Try it and I bet you will love it. found a new way to cook a delicious meal in 20 mins on internet. Stir Fried Noodle. Low calories, sodium, and carbohydrate. And it?s Vegan too. Here?s the link for the recipe:http://allrecipes.com/PersonalRecipe/62360589/Vietnamese-Stir-Fry-Noodles-for-2/Detail.aspx And especially, all the ingredients are in the store next door. Or you can get them online. Here?s the link to find the first Vietnamese Brown Rice Noodle. Find them in other Northern California stores and online at amazon.com ? http://staranisefoods.com/find-us.aspx Taste like being in Vietnam <3 <3 Love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this recipe! I made it for my family and even my picky eater loved it! I added more water for a looser sauce. I also added spinach, mint and basil (thai basil if you can get it). It was so yummy!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thought this was easy to make and very delicious. I doubled the sauce the second time because I liked it so much item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a winner for the whole family! It was more filling than what I thought it would be. I used the Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste, and followed the recipe as is, garnishments and all! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Having lived in Newport, RI for many many years I did have many opportunities to visit the Salvation Cafe. I even had their Pad Thai . But since having had a more authentic version elsewhere and even made one myself, (using the Kuay Tiaw recipe) now that I see the recipe from Salvatin Cafe here on the Food Network's website, I have to agree that what they serve at the Restaurant is nothing more than pasta with vegetables and a peanut butter sauce. It is far cry from authentic Pad Thai. It isn't a terrible dish but it isn't anywhere as special as authenic Pad Thai is. It really should be called something else. item not reviewed by moderator and published
we really liked this one...used precooked chicken and frozen shrimp, doubled the recipe and quadrupled the sauce - great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't have the Asian chili sauce, so I used red pepper flakes instead. Worked perfectly and had the right amount of spiciness. Also, I only had crunchy peanut butter and that worked out great as well. You won't be disappointed in this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'll agree with what others have already said - this was easy, I found everything I needed at a regular grocery store, and best of all my kids liked it too and they are little kids. I was happy with the taste as I took someone's advice and added extra chili sauce, peanut butter and cider vinegar. I wish in retrospect I would have doubled the sauce tho because although it was good hot, once it sat for a few minutes it gummed up a little. Still great taste and I want to try it again ... Soon! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made a few modest adjustments and increased to accomodate a food allergy in the family and the results were still fantastic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i love the mixture of the peanut butter and the chili sauce or whatever in there. This was suprisingly delicious and i suprised myself. i felt like a good chef =] i just followed the recipe as is. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe! My husband loves pad thai, and this is his favorite that I have made. He said it's better than many restaurants! Even my kids (5 and 3) will eat it, although I do cut down on the spiciness for them. You won't be disappointed! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I absolutely love pad thai but most recipes give you all kinds of ingredients that are impossible to find in the local grocery store. This recipe not only has ordinary ingredients in it, but it actually taste better than the rest too!! I add a little more of each ingredient to taste and you can also always keep adding water to make the noodles softer. Over all though, this is a great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Without any overpowering flavors, this perfect Pad Thai recipe introduces just enough spice and a hint of Thai sweetness which hits every area of the tounge just right. I would have probably added more vegetables next time just to make it less carb dense. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was delicious. Would have been good without meat even. I am not usually a peanut butter or ginger fan, but was just the right amount. Next time I might make just a bit more sauce though item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy preparation, excellent results. This recipe is a great way to spice up a rainy day! The recipe is also easy to double, and seems to keep well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this tonight and was surprised at how well it came out. It tasted good and was very easy to prepare. I will definitely make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
so easy and so wonderfully flavored!! Its a keeper!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is a VERY loose interpretation of pad thai and should be titled as such. Peanut butter, mixed vegetables and cider vinegar do not belong in pad thai. I tried it anyway. It was very bad. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was extrememly easy to make and even easier to substitute ingredients for whatever you have on hand. Also a great way to use up leftovers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
we didnt have any left overs it was so good!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i even went to the store and bought ALL of the ingredients, it wasnt as good as i expected. it lacked salt and a peppry kick item not reviewed by moderator and published
In this recipe I substituted tofu for the shrimp and it was great. The flavors combine to just make your mouth sing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful meal... try substituting rice for noodles, also works great. Crunchy peanut butter is a good choice. Also try adding a beaten egg. Great flavor. Loved by all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This came out great. Awesome flavor. I don't know that it's necessarily authentic, but that isn't really important. The taste was good, and that's what matters. I didn't have any chili paste, so I used chili sauce and it came out fine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved this more than me. I think it's because I was stuck on a more traditional taste. This is a light fun version and will be great for the summer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cooked this dish last night for quests. I prepped all the veggies and sauces and left them out for display. All those colors were pretty enticing for our guests as they came through the door. The second the ginger and garlic hit the pans we had them salivating. Instead of water I used rice wine, which gave the dish an additional little bite. I also almost double the recommended crunchy peanut butter, chili paste and cider vinegar after an initial taste. If you want the flavor to be memorable rather than safe consider upping those ingredients in your recipe too. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a simple, fast and very tasty recipe. It was not overly spicy and it had a very fresh flavor. My 5 and 7 year old loved it and asked for seconds. Great mid-week meal. As an added bonus, it is essentially a one pot meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i love this dish, u can play with it a bit too, i use spaghetti if i dont have rice noodles... SOooooooo good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasted awesome - Few things differently (that we liked) -Replace water with fish sauce -Added more chili paste (love spicey) -Used extra chunky peanut butter (no need to garnish) In any case, a great recipe to try! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is one of the best recipes I've come across for Pad Thai. Nice blend of flavors. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've never been terribly impressed with Rachael Ray's recipes, but this one was different. It was realtively easy and quite good. It might be a good idea to: 1) cut back on the chili paste if you're not big on the spicy stuff- my Iowa born husband reached for the water 2)Add some salt- needs it! 3)Only use 1 tablespoon of peanut butter- adds that hint of peanut taste, any more would have been overpowering. I recommend this one. Give it a go! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was easy, but very flavorful and healthy. I was fast and everyone loved it! Thanks Rachel! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this recipe is missing fish sauce...not very authentic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is awesome! It's pretty similar to what you get in a restaurant, although it's missing something that I haven't figured out yet. I add tofu and a scrambled egg. It's even better as left overs. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was tasty enough, but this wasn't Pad Thai so beware if you are trying to be authentic. Save the peanut butter for the PBJs! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was really good. It needed some salt though (about a tsp. which I should added). Also, to really up the flavor, add about 1 tsp. of lemon juice. Also, make sure your shrimp and chicken are thawed. Mine weren't and it created a lot of water in the pan to the point that the mixture began boiling instead of sauteeing. I ended up pouring out the water and then adding the canola oil again. It tasted very similar to the pad thai I get at a local Thai restaurant. For much cheaper! Highly recommended. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Lots of flavor. Thought it might be kind of funky as I dont usually use some of the ingredients in this kind of food but it was REALLY good. Worth trying item not reviewed by moderator and published

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