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Chicken pad Thai recipe

Chicken pad Thai recipe

2 ratings

This popular Southeast Asian noodle dish is a nutritious, minimal-effort fakeaway perfect for a mid-week meal. See method

  • Serves 4
  • Takes 1 hr 50 mins
  • 611 calories / serving
  • Dairy-free


  • 2 limes, 1½ juiced, ½ cut into wedges
  • 1½ tsp demerara sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 15g ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp reduced-salt soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 600g pack chicken thigh fillets
  • ½ white cabbage (about 500g), thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot, scrubbed and peeled into ribbons
  • 100g bunch spring onions, sliced
  • 200g rice stick noodles
  • 40g roasted unsalted peanuts, chopped
  • 15g fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp crushed chillies
If you don't have any limes, try a lemon instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    24g 35%
  • Saturates

    5g 27%
  • Sugars

    12g 14%
  • Salt

    2g 33%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 56g Protein 38.4g Fibre 8.4g


  1. Whisk together the lime juice, sugar, garlic, ginger, peanut butter, soy sauce, fish sauce and 100ml boiling water; pour into a 6.5ltr slow-cooker. Add the chicken thigh fillets, stir together and close the lid. Cook on high for 1 hr.
  2. Carefully remove the chicken and shred, keeping the lid of the slow-cooker closed so it retains the heat. Return the shredded chicken to the slow-cooker and add the cabbage, carrot and half the spring onions; cook for another 30 mins.
  3. Cook the noodles to pack instructions, then drain and rinse under cold water.
  4. Stir the noodles into the pad Thai with half the peanuts, coriander and crushed chillies. Divide between plates and top with the remaining spring onions, peanuts, coriander and crushed chillies, then serve with the lime wedges.

Tip: To cook in the oven, follow step 1 and cook in a lidded casserole dish at gas 2,150°C, fan 130°C for 1 hr. Continue with the remainder of the recipe(returning to the oven for a further 30 mins as per step 2).

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