How to Cook Chicken and Prawn Pad Thai

How to Cook Chicken and Prawn Pad Thai

How to Cook Chicken and Prawn Pad Thai

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  • 125g dry vermicelli, cut in half
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 200 gr chicken thigh fillet, cut into 2 cm
  • 8 large green prawns, peeled, skin removed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 100 grams of bean sprouts
  • 1/2 bunch chives (substitute chives), cut into 3cm
  • Chopped roasted peanuts and lime wedges, to serve


  • 2 tsp sunflower oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 small red chilies, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon palm sugar or finely grated brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons tamarind (from certain Asian food stores and supermarkets)
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce

How to Make Chicken and Prawn Pad:

  1. Cook the same noodles according to the package guide. Dry and wash under cold water. Set aside.
  2. For the pad, Thai sauce, heat the oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add garlic and chilies, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add sugar, tamarind, fish sauce, soy sauce, and 2 tablespoons of water, cook while stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil and cook for 2-3 minutes or until slightly reduced. Transfer to a small heatproof bowl and set aside.
  3. Clean the pan and add oil. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-6 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Push the chicken to one side of the pan and add the shrimp to the empty side. Cook, turning 1/2, for 2-3 minutes or until pink and just cooked through. Push the shrimp to one side with the chicken and add the eggs to the empty side. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until set.
  4. Add the bean sprouts, garlic chives, cooked noodles, and pad Thai sauce, and cook, stirring together, for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
  5. Divide between bowls and serve immediately, topped with toasted nuts and with a lime wedge on the side.

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