Monday, November 26, 2012

Chicken Pad Thai {SRC}


It's the last Monday of the month which means it's time for The Secret Recipe Club!  This month I was assigned the blog Flying on Jess Fuel.  I was really excited when I got Jess' blog since she was assigned my blog last month!  She made my Vegetarian Pot Stickers.  Click here to see Jess' version.  I have to say her's look much better than the ones I made :).

Jess' husband is a Navy Pilot which means they have lived all across the US.  Jess has a big variety of recipes and I love the step by step pictures.  I decided on making her Chicken Pad Thai.  I have been wanting to try making Pad Thai at home for a long time.  I had almost all the ingredients on hand so it was a perfect pick.  Jess lives in Mississippi where it's hard to find rice stick noodles.  Here in Toronto and it's suburbs we are so lucky to have such a multicultural population that we can find a variety of ingredients to use in all sorts of different cuisine.

I made a mistake while making this.  Jess specifically says to soak the noodles for 5-10 minutes.  I put them to soak then started eating lunch and watching TV.  The next thing I knew if had been over 20 minutes.  So the noodles were too soft and ending up breaking when I mixed everything together.  Which is why you can't really see the noodles in the picture.  Regardless this Pad Thai turned out better than the ones I've had in is a definite keeper.  It is also very quick to cook as well.  Thank you Jess!!!!

Other recipes that I plan on making soon are Hot and Sour Soup, Rosemary Olive Oil Wheat Crackers and Cinnamon Chip Pumpkin Blondies (although I've never seen cinnamon chips here so will have to use chocolate).  Please hop over to Jess' blog to check out all her delicious recipes

Chicken Pad Thai
Adapted from Flying on Jess Fuel

Juice of 2 limes
1 tbsp rice vinegar
3 tbsp fish sauce
3 tbsp brown sugar
red chilli flakes, to taste (I used a heaping 1/4 tsp)
8 oz rice stick noodles
4 tbsp canola oil
3 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
2 tbsp soy sauce (I used reduced sodium)
2 eggs, beaten with 1/8 tsp salt
1 cup bean sprouts (I had slightly more)
1/3 cup chopped peanuts (I omitted)
1/4 cup minced cilantro
additional salt if needed

In a small bowl, combine lime juice, rice vinegar, fish sauce, brown sugar and red chilli flakes.  Set aside.

Place noodles in a large bowl.  Pour boiling water over noodles to cover and let sit 5-10 minutes.  Drain.  Set aside.

In a large skillet or wok, heat 2 tbsp oil over medium-high heat.  Add garlic and green onions and cook for 2 minutes.  Add chicken and soy sauce.  Cook until chicken is cooked through.  Remove from wok and set aside.

To the wok, add 2 tbsp oil.  Add the eggs and cook till scrambled.  Add the noodles, sauce and chicken.  Cook about 2 minutes.  Add bean sprouts and cook another 2-3 minutes until noodles are tender and bean sprouts are not crisp (I left mine a little crisp and liked the crunch they gave).  Check seasoning and add any additional salt if needed.  Sprinkle with peanut and cilantro.  Serve hot!

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  1. I tried making Pad-Thai once and it was soooo tasty. Now I totally want to make it again!

  2. I adore Pad Thai and this looks absolutely lovely, a great SRC pick! Karen

  3. looks great.. drooling here :)

  4. That sounds so delicious! We don't have cinnamon chips either btw - but I've heard you can order them online.

    Happy reveal day!

  5. Very beautiful presentation Asiya!

    Pad thai happens to be my favorite item at Thai restaraunts. You have made it sound very simple. I have bookmarked it and shall try it out:)

  6. Yum!! This is one of my favorites! So glad you enjoyed it. :) I've made it with shrimp too and it's great!

  7. I just pinned this recipe, it looks so good. We love Pad Thai but I have never made it at home. I think I can, I think I can......Great SRC pick.

  8. I love pad thai! What a great recipe!

  9. Mouthwatering, always wanted to try Pad thai, thanks for the recipe

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  10. I will never tire of this dish. The spicier the better for me. Sounds and looks wonderful!

  11. What a gorgeous, gorgeous job you did on this dish!

  12. Holy moly that looks delicious! I've never had pad thai (crazy! I know lol) and this just looks divine :) I too have all of the ingredients except rice stick noodles on hand (but I've got an Asian grocery store right around the corner so I think I'mcovered)... I'm going to give this a try soon iA :)

  13. I love pad-thai and almost always order it whenever I have Thai. Never knew if was so east to make yourself. Yum!

  14. Pad thai is so delicious! Great SRC choice!

  15. never heard of this recipe... looks delicious... bookmarked...

  16. I never dreamed of making Pad Thai...might have to give it a try!

  17. I've never tried Pad Thai before, but your picture sure makes it look delicious.

  18. That an awesome recipe...looks flavoursome and yum.....

  19. The Chicken Pad Thai looks very appetizing. Will try it as soon as possible!!

  20. Oh my goodness, this looks so good! I love Pad Thai. And you are making me nervous about moving to Canada by you saying that you can't find cinnamon chips at the stores... I'm going to have to stock pile and bring it all with me!

  21. I love Pad Thai - your homemade version looks delicious!

  22. that is a pleasing dish looks wonderful yummy

  23. Yum! Sounds really yummy! I'm a fellow Group D'er.

  24. It looks like a great recipe. I've never made Pad Thai at home.

  25. absolutely yummy visit my space too.

  26. This was okay. I prefer saucier pad Thai, and this was not exactly dry, but there wasn't any liquid.

    1. Sorry it wasn't to your liking...the pad thai I have had in restaurant have never been saucy but I do like the idea of that! Thanks for letting me know what you thought of the dish!


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