Chicken Pad Thai

Easy Chicken Pad Thai
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 3 to 4), cut into 1-inch cubes
5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon Asian fish sauce
1 cup water
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons rice-wine vinegar
3 1/2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
3/4 pound linguine
3 tablespoons cooking oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2/3 cup salted peanuts, chopped fine
2 cups bean sprouts
1/2 cup lightly packed cilantro leaves

1.  In a medium glass or stainless-steel bowl, combine the fish sauce with the water, 1 1/2 tablespoons of the lime juice, the vinegar, sugar, salt, and cayenne.
2.  In a pot of boiling, salted water, cook the linguine until done, about 12 minutes. Drain.
3.  Meanwhile, in a wok or large frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderately high heat. Put the remaining oil in the pan, add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.
4.  Add the pasta and the fish-sauce mixture. Cook, stirring, until nearly all the liquid is absorbed, about 3 minutes. Stir in the chicken and 1/3 cup peanuts. Remove from the heat. Stir in the remaining 1/2 tablespoon lime juice, the bean sprouts, and half the cilantro. Top with the remaining peanuts and cilantro.

Chicken pad Thai

Pad Thai is a favourite amongst locals and travelers in Thailand.

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Serves: 2-3

Shopping list:
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 red onion sliced
2 chicken breasts, sliced
2 sachets Sharwood's Stir-Fry Pad Thai Noodles
2 eggs beaten
50g beansprouts
1Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp fish sauce
Juice of ½ lime
4 Tbsp Sharwood's Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce
50g salted peanuts roughly chopped
1Tbsp fresh coriander finely chopped

1) Heat 2 Tbsp oil in a wok or deep-sided frying pan.
2) Add red onion and fry for 3-4 minutes until golden.
3) Add the chicken and continue stir-frying for 3-4 minutes until cooked.
4) Add 2 sachets of noodles to the pan and toss with the other ingredients for 3-4 minutes.
5) Add the beaten eggs and stir-fry quickly to distribute the egg.
6) Add bean sprouts, sugar, fish sauce, lime juice and chilli sauce.
7) Stir-fry for a further minute, stir in the peanuts and coriander and serve.

REVIEW: Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers Chicken Pad Thai

By: Gregory Ng: The Frozen Food Master

I fall into this trap every time. I read the outside of these boxes and see Asian Inspired and I put into my head that it will actually be what’s written on the box. The problem is every time I read “Asian Inspired” I really only comprehend the “Asian” not the “Inspired”.

The truth is this Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers Chicken Pad Thai is not really pad thai. It barely resembles pad thai. In fact, using the term, “inspired? is even a stretch. Does it have similar flavors as pad thai? Sure, I taste a hint of peanut, a slight spice, and ingredients consistent with the traditional thai dish.

But the noodles are saucy not spongee. The veggies are soft not crisp. The chicken is mushy not firm.

If you allow yourself to journey to a place where “pad thai” is just a ethnic sounding name for a saucy dish that isn’t half bad for you, then you will enjoy this meal. If you are anything like me, you will finish this meal feeling disappointed.

Nutritional Facts:
Serving Size: 1 Meal (283g)
Calories: 270
Calories from fat: 35
Total fat: 3.5g
Saturated fat: 1g
Trans fat: 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.5g
Cholesterol: 25mg
Sodium: 540mg
Total Carbohydrates: 40g
Dietary Fiber: 5g
Sugars: 10g
Protein: 19g