Stir-Fried Chicken Pad Thai with Baby Tatsoi & Spicy Peanut Sauce

Stir-Fried Chicken Pad Thai

with Baby Tatsoi & Spicy Peanut Sauce

2 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

In 1939, in an effort to increase nationalism, Thailand named Pad Thai one of it’s national dishes. To increase consumption of the dish, the government subsidized noodle carts to make distributing the dish easier in urban areas, creating one of the century’s first government-funded street foods.

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  • Nutrition
    PER SERVING
  • Calories
    700 Cals (est.)
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ingredients
Stir-Fried Chicken Pad Thai with Baby Tatsoi & Spicy Peanut Sauce
Title
  • 8 oz Baby Tatsoi
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 2 Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless)
  • 1 Tbsp Peanuts
  • 1 bunch Cilantro
  • 1 Small Piece Ginger
  • 1 Lime
  • 7 oz Rice Noodles
  • ¼ cup Peanut Butter
  • 2 Tbsps Mirin
  • 2 Tbsps Soy Sauce
  • 2 tsps Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Sambal Oelek
  • 1 Tbsp Tamarind Concentrate
Prepare the ingredients:
1 Prepare the ingredients:
Wash and dry the fresh produce. Heat a pot of water to boiling on high. Halve the baby tatsoi lengthwise. Roughly chop the peanuts. Peel and finely chop the garlic & ginger. Cut the lime into quarters. Roughly chop the cilantro. Thinly slice the chicken.
Cook the noodles:
2 Cook the noodles:
Once the water is boiling, turn off the heat and completely submerge the rice noodles. Let stand for 5 to 6 minutes, or until tender. Drain thoroughly and rinse with cold water.
Make the peanut sauce:
3 Make the peanut sauce:
In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter, soy sauce, mirin, tamarind concentrate and the juice of 2 lime wedges. Add as much sambal oelek as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be, tasting as you go. Whisk all the ingredients together until well-combined and smooth.
Cook the chicken:
4 Cook the chicken:
Season the chicken with salt and pepper. In a large pan, heat 2 teaspoons of oil on high until hot. Add the seasoned chicken and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until browned and cooked through, stirring occasionally. Transfer the chicken to a plate, leaving any drippings in the pan, and set aside.
Stir-fry the vegetables:
5 Stir-fry the vegetables:
To the pan used to cook the chicken, add 2 teaspoons of oil and heat on medium-high until hot. Add the garlic and ginger and cook about 30 seconds, or until fragrant, stirring frequently. Add the baby tatsoi and ¼ cup of water. Season with a little salt and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until the tatsoi starts to wilt. Rinse the cooked rice noodles under cold water once more and add to the pan along with the peanut sauce, half of the chopped peanuts and half of the cilantro.
Add the chicken & plate your dish:
6 Add the chicken & plate your dish:
Add the stir-fried chicken, along with any cooked chicken juices on the plate, to the noodle mixture and cook 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until well-combined and heated through. Remove from heat and stir in the sesame oil. To plate your dish, divide the pad thai between 2 dishes, then top with the remaining cilantro and chopped peanuts. Garnish with the remaining lime wedges. Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

Prepare the ingredients:
1 Prepare the ingredients:
Wash and dry the fresh produce. Heat a pot of water to boiling on high. Halve the baby tatsoi lengthwise. Roughly chop the peanuts. Peel and finely chop the garlic & ginger. Cut the lime into quarters. Roughly chop the cilantro. Thinly slice the chicken.
2 Cook the noodles:
Once the water is boiling, turn off the heat and completely submerge the rice noodles. Let stand for 5 to 6 minutes, or until tender. Drain thoroughly and rinse with cold water.
Cook the noodles:
Make the peanut sauce:
3 Make the peanut sauce:
In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter, soy sauce, mirin, tamarind concentrate and the juice of 2 lime wedges. Add as much sambal oelek as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be, tasting as you go. Whisk all the ingredients together until well-combined and smooth.
4 Cook the chicken:
Season the chicken with salt and pepper. In a large pan, heat 2 teaspoons of oil on high until hot. Add the seasoned chicken and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until browned and cooked through, stirring occasionally. Transfer the chicken to a plate, leaving any drippings in the pan, and set aside.
Cook the chicken:
Stir-fry the vegetables:
5 Stir-fry the vegetables:
To the pan used to cook the chicken, add 2 teaspoons of oil and heat on medium-high until hot. Add the garlic and ginger and cook about 30 seconds, or until fragrant, stirring frequently. Add the baby tatsoi and ¼ cup of water. Season with a little salt and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until the tatsoi starts to wilt. Rinse the cooked rice noodles under cold water once more and add to the pan along with the peanut sauce, half of the chopped peanuts and half of the cilantro.
6 Add the chicken & plate your dish:
Add the stir-fried chicken, along with any cooked chicken juices on the plate, to the noodle mixture and cook 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until well-combined and heated through. Remove from heat and stir in the sesame oil. To plate your dish, divide the pad thai between 2 dishes, then top with the remaining cilantro and chopped peanuts. Garnish with the remaining lime wedges. Enjoy!
Add the chicken & plate your dish:
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