The Best Chicken Pad Thai Recipe

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Last Updated on December 1, 2023 by Tracy

Chicken Pad Thai is a popular restaurant dish, see how you can make Chicken Pad Thai at home with this delicious Chicken Pad Thai recipe.

Best Chicken Pad Thai Recipe

Chicken Pad Thai Recipe

Chicken Pad Thai is a restaurant meal favorite for us, it is is one of the meals that our family actually orders every time we go to our favorite Thai restaurant, and when we don’t eat-in, we order Chicken Pad Thai takeout. It’s a bit spicy, the chicken is always nice and tender and pad thai noodles are just delicious!  It took years of ordering this dish before deciding that we should try to make it at home.  And guess what?!  It wasn’t nearly as hard as I expected.  Cheaper too ๐Ÿ˜‰  In fact, you may have many of the ingredients at home right now…I know I do!  Well, besides the pad thai noodles, but you can get those at just about any grocery store or online.

Easy Chicken Pad Thai

You will make the sauce, then brown the chicken, then the noodles.  So, there are a few extra steps, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll see that it’s worth it!  Then if your favorite take-out restaurant is closed one afternoon and you really want chicken pad thai, you can just make it!

Yummy Chicken Pad Thai

This is definitely one of those recipes that the more you make it, the more comfortable you will get with the steps and the easier it will become.

How to make chicken pad thai

As you can see, it is filled with all sorts of deliciousness!  The sauce is amazing, the noodles are easy to make, and the chicken cooked up beautifully.  I added sweet mini peppers to our chicken pad thai, but feel free to add whatever vegetables you would like.  Think mushrooms, onions, butternut squash…you name it.

chicken pad thai

Once the chicken and noodles are cooked, you top with quick scrambled eggs, your cooked veggies, and the sauce and VOILA!  You have successfully made Chicken Pad Thai!  No uber eats, grub hub, door dash required ๐Ÿ˜‰  Plus, you can probably make this dish faster than you could get it delivered!  This easy chicken pad thai recipe is ready from start to finish in less than 45 minutes.

Tastiest Chicken Pad Thai

Now, here is my Chicken Pad Thai Recipe.  Be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.

Chicken Pad Thai

Chicken Pad Thai

This resturant favorite meal is actually easily made at home. Enjoy this homemade chicken pad thai recipe with your family in less than 45 minutes.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese, Thai
Keyword: baked chicken, easy recipe, pad thai, pasta, restuarant meals
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 428kcal
Author: Tracy


  • Stove


  • 8 oz pad thai noodles
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 mini sweet peppers – sliced lengthwise
  • chopped peanuts for garnish if desired

Pad Thai Sauce

  • 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce – I used low sodium
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar


Pad Thai Sauce

  • Mix all ingredients well in a small bowl and set aside
    Chicken Pad Thai Recipe

Chicken Pad Thai

  • Heat oil in large skillet and saute chicken along with a splash of soy sauce
  • Prepare noodles according to package instructions
  • While chicken and noodles are cooking scramble 2 eggs, put them in a bowl and set aside
  • Saute the diced peppers until soft – this will take just a few minutes
  • When the chicken is cooked, cut it into strips or bite size pieces and set aside
  • In a large skillet or wok, combine noodles, cooked chicken, peppers and sauce

  • Top with chopped peanuts if desired
  • Enjoy!


If it doesn’t seem like this will be spicy enough for you and your family, feel free to add red pepper flakes or extra sriracha.


Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 742mg | Potassium: 528mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 692IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
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If you don’t have a wok at home, you can use a skillet, just make sure it’s large enough to fit everything in it.  You will want all the ingredients in one pan at the end so that all the flavors mix together.

I hope you enjoy this Chicken Pad Thai Recipe as much as we do!

Best Homemade Chicken Pad Thai

If you are planning on having a glass of wine with your homemade Chicken Pad Thai, I recommend a white wine, and since this is a little spicy, I would recommend pairing with a Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

Need some supplies before making this Chicken Pad Thai Recipe?

Looking for another delicious and flavorful recipe? Check out my Korean Beef Recipe – it’s ready in 15 minutes! Oh and I actually use ground turkey from time to time for a healthy twist and the family never notices!  Feel free to substitute ground chicken or even make a blend of beef, turkey and chicken.  The sauce is really the star in my Korean Beef Recipe, again, it’s a little spicy and so easy to make!

Korean Beef

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26 thoughts on “The Best Chicken Pad Thai Recipe

  1. Even though I don’t eat Thai food that often, I always enjoy it. This is such an easy recipe. I’ll have to make it soon. Thank-you!!

  2. This would be a good recipe for my daughter to make when she moves into her college apartment. Sounds delish!

  3. looks delicious!
    i have the recipes the only thing that is missing is for me to cook it. thank you so much for sharing the recipe. <3

    1. Hahahaha Iโ€™m looking to find if anyone has actually made it. I have all the ingredients and fingers crossed it turns out ok. Iโ€™ll come back and review the recipe when Iโ€™m done lol

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