Josh and I LOVE Pad Thai. We usually get it from Pei Wei when we have a date night or are just feeling like some Pad Thai take out. One evening I was getting the kids ready for bed and Josh went to go pick up our order. Josh walked in the door and immediately said “I might have given your food to a homeless man.” I started to laugh at first, until I realized he was serious. Let me tell you, I’m NOT a nice, hungry person.
So my first thought was “You mean you gave YOUR food to a homeless man.” Then after an astonished “Are you KIDDING me?” I realized how blessed I am to have a husband who was willing to face the wrath of his hungry wife to help someone else. Josh’s order of Pad Thai and the egg rolls we ordered were more than enough for the both of us and it was nice to know that Josh had helped someone who most certainly needed the food more than we did.
As much as I love Pei Wei, it’s probably not the easiest on the pocketbook to run for take out, every time I get a hankering for Pad Thai, so I was really happy when I was cruising through Pinterest and found this recipe for Pad Thai from Brownies For Dinner. I was hoping it would be just as good as it looked and it was! Here’s the recipe…
Chicken Pad Thai
Adapted from Brownies For Dinner
1 lb of boneless, skinless chicken (I used a mix of chicken breast and thighs)
4 eggs, scrambled
5 green onions, chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/3 cup lime juice
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon chili powder (more if you like it spicier)
16 oz of dry, flat rice noodles
1/4 cup chopped, salted peanuts (optional)
Boil noodles for 4-5 minutes until noodles are done, but still firm. Drain and set aside.
In a large skillet with a bit of oil, scramble your 4 eggs and season with salt and pepper, set aside. Chop chicken into bite size pieces, in same skillet you cooked the eggs in add your chicken, 2 green onions, 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic and salt and pepper to taste. Cook through. While chicken is cooking, whisk together 3 green onions, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, lime juice, soy sauce, brown sugar and chili powder. Add about 1/4 of your mixture to the chicken, when chicken is finished, remove from skillet and set aside. Place noodles in the skillet with a touch of oil and add the rest of your soy sauce mixture to the noodles. Once noodles have been incorporated with the sauce, add chicken and scrambled eggs. Cook on medium/low until ingredients are mixed well. Top with chopped peanuts and enjoy!
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