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A serving of Chicken Pad Thai on a black plate with a lime, fork, and chopsticks.
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This easy Chicken Pad Thai combines two Thai noodle recipes I've seen recently and drooled over. This dish is sweet with a bit of heat and utterly delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Asian Main Course, main course - chicken
Cuisine: Asian Cuisine
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 666kcal


  • 1 pound chicken breast or tenders cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil divided
  • 2-3 ounces soba buckwheat noodles
  • 5-6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons shallots minced
  • ½ - 1 cup peanuts
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup oyster sauce
  • 6-8 tablespoons pad Thai sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes or to taste
  • 2-3 green onions chopped
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 limes
  • 1 cup bean sprouts plus more for garnish


  • -In a large wok (or skillet) over high heat, add 1 tablespoon of the peanut oil.
  • -Add the chicken tenders, garlic, shallots, and red pepper flakes, occasionally stirring until the chicken is no longer pink.
  • -Once cooked, remove the chicken from the wok and keep warm.
  • -In a large pot, cook and drain the soba noodles according to the package directions. Keep warm.
  • -Add the remaining peanut oil to the wok along with the peanuts and cook for a few moments, stirring occasionally.
  • -Add the sugar, oyster sauce, and pad Thai sauce and cook for another few minutes.
  • -Add the beaten egg to the sauce mixture and stir to thicken slightly.
  • -Add the chicken back into the wok and stir to combine. Heat thoroughly.
  • -Add the drained soba noodles and mix well (tongs work well here).
  • -Remove from the heat.
  • -Add the juice of 1-2 limes, the bean sprouts, and the green onion to complete. Stir.
  • -If desired, garnish with additional bean sprouts, peanuts, and green onion before serving.


Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an air-tight container.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 666kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 2804mg | Potassium: 1113mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 327IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 4mg