BETTER-THAN-TAKEOUT PAD THAI

February 28, 2013

With such nice feedback on my better-than-takeout chicken fried rice, you have convinced me maybe we’ve got something with this homemade, “better-than-takeout” thing. As said before, although I am not Chinese (or Thai) I can vouch for what is tasty. And easy to make. Pad Thai lovers, let’s do this! You won’t be disappointed.

BETTER-THAN-TAKEOUT PAD THAI from Rachel Schultz

BETTER-THAN-TAKEOUT PAD THAI
Serves 3-4

8 ounces pad thai noodles
2 eggs
1 batch of this awesome pad thai sauce
3 cooked chicken breasts, sliced
1 cup bean sprouts
1 cup cilantro
3 green onion, sliced
1/2 cup chopped peanuts

Prepare noodles according to package instructions.

Better-Than-Takeout Easy Pad Thai from Rachel Schultz

Better-Than-Takeout Easy Pad Thai from Rachel Schultz

Meanwhile, scramble eggs for about 2 minutes and set aside. In a large skillet, combine noodles, chicken, and sauce. Top with bean sprouts, cilantro, green onion, and peanuts.

BETTER-THAN-TAKEOUT PAD THAI from Rachel Schultz BETTER-THAN-TAKEOUT PAD THAI from Rachel Schultz

4.7 from 13 reviews
BETTER-THAN-TAKEOUT PAD THAI
 
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Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces pad thai noodles
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 batch of this awesome pad thai sauce (link above)
  • 3 cooked chicken breasts, sliced
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 3 green onion, sliced
  • ½ cup chopped peanuts
Instructions
  1. Prepare noodles according to package instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, scramble eggs for about 2 minutes and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, combine noodles, chicken, and sauce.
  4. Top with bean sprouts, cilantro, green onion, and peanuts.

Adapted from Tablespoon.

Comments

  • Anonymous

    Delicious!

  • sarah h

    This is way sweeter than any pad thai I have ever had

  • Lauren

    Love! My new go to recipe!

  • Christina

    A tasty and simple recipe that I confess I stuffed my belly with until my satisfaction meter started registering past full and into just straight gluttony. I did feel that there was a creamy nuttiness that was missing so I added a bit of peanut sauce after all was said and done. I’ll try Tom’s modification below next time. I’d give this 4/5 stars as it stands (can’t get the little rating stars to work for me just now).

  • Sarah

    I have made this several times. It is always a huge hit. It is relatively healthy without the peanut butter etc. I am very liberal with the cilantro and the lime juice. I have also added shrimped that has been sauted with olive oil, garlic and ginger. Plan to double this recipe as it goes fast!!! delicious and easier enough for a work night.

  • Annette

    We used to stop at this Thai place a long time ago called “MaMa Fu’s” they closed down and I have been trying to duplicate their recipe for many years! This recipe nailed it – thank you!

  • Tom

    I made this recipe last night (w/ one change) and am very happy with the results. (I added one tablespoon of peanut butter to the Thai sauce recipe.) I will increase the oil in the Thai sauce by another tablespoon next time. The sauce was too thick…likely from the added peanut butter. In any case, very simple to execute for a first time Thai cooker and well worth revisiting.

    Highly Recommended & Bookmarked!

  • Kimber

    I love Pad Thai and for years have tried to make it with the kits that have the pre-made sauce…. they never turned out tasting close to restaurant quality. Then I made this recipe last night and my boyfriend and I were quite surprised with how satisfying it turned out! I can’t remember the last time I was this excited for homemade leftovers (which I already nibbled it cold and it was just as good!)

    I added a tablespoon of peanut butter to the sauce and some minced garlic…perfect!

    Already looking forward to making this meal again. Thank you!

  • Jenny

    Holy crap this is good. The last recipe I tried was eh. My boyfriend liked it….after dumping more soy sauce and siracha on it. Thannnnnnnnkkk youuuu.

  • Sarah

    Why is it wet? I thought authentic pad thai is suppose to be dry and evenly coated.

  • Meredith

    LOVE this recipe! It turned out great! I doubled the sauce, and added a little chili powder, cumin, nutmeg, and ginger and a tablespoon of peanut butter which added a lot of flavor. I will definitely be making this again.

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  • Senan

    Hi Rachel, I came across your blog while searching for this recipe and i must say it sounds amazing! I was sold the moment i saw sriracha as an ingredient:) and cannot wait to try it! But i am using fresh pad thai noodles from the asian market and they are sold in 16oz. bags, now here is my questions, how does it compare in volume to the 8oz. Dry Once it’s cooked? Is it the same amount needed for this recipe? Thanks in advance!

    • Rachel Schultz

      The 8 ounces is what you want when it’s dry.

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  • Reta

    LOVE this recipe….I make it once a week I swear, but its so amazingly delicious with a hint of spice that its hard to resist! Thanks for Sharing!!

    • Rachel Schultz

      You’re welcome, Reta. That’s lovely to hear.

  • Jennifer

    Oh my goodness, this was amazing! Will definitely make again! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • Laura

    Very good! I also added some fish sauce into the sauce and stirred in a few edamame!

  • Leandra

    I added the cooked noodles, bean sprouts and sauce to the pan after frying up the chicken. sooo good.

  • hey rachel! i’m super excited to try this out. i’m curious how you cooked your chicken though? i’m not used to cooking a lot of meat and haven’t quite nailed down any favorite ways yet.

    • Rachel Schultz

      Try my slow cooker teriyaki chicken recipe.

  • Michelle Bradley

    My family loves your takeout fried rice it’s my sons favorite meal :) I wanted to try the pad thai but having trouble finding pad thai noodles. Where did you get yours?

    • Kurt

      Michelle – We had the same problem w/ the Pad Thai noodles, so we substituted Mei Fun – Worked just as well, just not as thick/heavy as a traditional Pad Thai noodle.

      (We love the Fried Rice too)

  • Sara

    Thank you so much for the recipe! The budget is pretty tight right now and my usual Thai place is definitely out of it. This recipe is delicious and I don’t have to drive 25 min to get my noodles :)

    • Rachel Schultz

      Happy to help, Sara! :)

  • Darlene

    I’m Married to a Thai man and made this recipe for his family at a get together. It was wonderful and was given so may complements on it.. I think my sister-n-law was a little jealous because I didn’t ask her help and everyone liked it.. Made me Smile big that night thanks

    • Rachel Schultz

      Haha! Thanks Darlene :)

  • Anonymous

    At the risk of sounding like the terrible novice that I am…. when do you add the scrambled egg in? :)

    • Rachel Schultz

      The very end! Not a dumb question :)

  • Sandy Anderson

    I followed a friend’s link to your site for the easy and delicious recipes, then I became addicted to reading your godly encouragement and happy marriage updates. ;-)
    Thank you for being YOU, and for allowing us a glimpse into your life.

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thank you!

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  • Jamie Wernet

    What is sriracha? Is it spicy?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Yes, it’s a paste made of chili peppers.

  • Jenna

    I made this for dinner tonight. Yummy! Even my kids loved it! Thanks for the easy recipe and enticing photos.

    • Rachel Schultz

      You’re welcome! Thank YOU.

  • Lisa

    Made this tonight, it was really yummy. Mine didn’t seem as saucy as your pictures, so I might double the sauce next time, but totally a keeper.

    • Rachel Schultz

      That’s great! Glad you liked it.

  • Made this and it was delicious.. i used vegetable oil because i didn’t have canola, and i forgot to buy scallions, but it was very good, a little spicy, but a great comparison to the thai i love at the place down the road! Thanks!!

    • Rachel Schultz

      That’s great! I’m so glad.

  • Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it!

    • Rachel Schultz

      I’m craving this now, actually.

  • Nik

    Your “Better Than Takeout Fried Rice” was so great, I’m betting this will be a family favorite for us as well! Thx for the recipe!

    • Rachel Schultz

      You’re welcome! We love it just as much.

  • This looks amazing!! Your pictures are really awesome! I will have to try this!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thanks!

  • We love Thai food! This will help cut our takeout bill in half, thank you!!!

    • Rachel Schultz

      That’s great! You’re welcome.

  • YUM! I am def trying this! I love pad thai!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Yay! Me too :)

      • Anonymous

        This was absolutely delicious!! My husband loves Asian food.. so I had to make this.. WAS A BIIIIGGG HITT!!! .. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe.

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