Quick and Easy Pad Thai Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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Quick and Easy Pad Thai

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  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    45 mins


  1. Soak rice noodles in warm water for 20 minutes. Drain, and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the ketchup, soy sauce, lime juice, sugar, curry powder, peanut butter and chile paste. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, and cook for about 5 minutes, or until juices run clear. Add the green peppers, and saute for a minute. Move the chicken and pepper to one side of the pan, and pour in the eggs. Cook eggs, stirring constantly until firm and scrambled, stir in the chicken and peppers. Add shrimp and pour in 1/4 of the ketchup mixture along with bean sprouts and noodles. Mix and cook for a few minutes until shrimp are pink. Add the remaining sauce, and cook until heated through. Garnish with green onions and chopped peanuts, and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 01, 2005

I tried this recipe and found it to be pretty decent. I added heat with lots of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce plus added garlic powder, chili powder, pepper, salt, as well as some water chestnuts. Why chestnuts? Just cos I love 'em. Recipe is basic- just like it reads- and we found it worth adding to our recipe box to use again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 21, 2004

No Stars! This recipe was a huge waste of time and money! Taste awful! Do NOT waste your time.


12 Ratings

Jan 27, 2005

zero stars- I should have read the first review before trying this recipe. It was indeed AWFUL- the sauce has way too much ketchup in it and I wasted a lot of expensive ingredients.

Jul 10, 2006

first of all, ketchup can be used for thai food--i learned to make pad thai WITH KETCHUP from my host family in thailand. this recipe though would be better if you substituted sweet chili sauce for half the ketchup. also try using oyster sauce instead of fish sauce. it wasn't a horrible recipe, just needed to be fixed up a bit.

Oct 01, 2007

it tasted nothing like Pad Thai.

Jan 24, 2008

I also wish I had read the reviews before trying this. Even with significant modifications (way less ketchup, etc.) it was STILL bad.

Nov 13, 2009

Strange version with funky taste. The curry (?), that didn't help. Bell pepper was a weird addition as well, especially that much. Sometimes I add 1 small Thai red pepper. Needs tamarind and fish sauce - both critical ingredients. Lime and cilantro to garnish.

Jun 04, 2008

Will not do this one again. True pad thai does not have peanut butter in the sauce, but I thought it might turn it into a tangy peanut sauce like you get for dipping at some oriental restaurants. I was wrong.


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  • Calories
  • 426 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 67.6 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 142 mg
  • 47%
  • Fat
  • 7.6 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 26.3 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 2724 mg
  • 109%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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