The Best 15 MINUTE PAD THAI- an easy recipe with simple accessible ingredients with the most amazing flavor! The best part … once you have your ingredients together it only takes 15 minutes of actual cooking time! See recipe notes for tips and tricks!
Tips for speed. Doubling the recipe will double the time and be much harder to manage all at once, in one wok. If doubling, I would highly recommend cooking in two batches in the wok.
Use time saving ingredites like store-bought peeled garlic ( or minced garlic) and ginger paste in a tube. Using pre-cooked chicken is fastest -leftover rotisserie chicken is perfect. Also you could make the Pad Thai sauce ahead!
An easy way to cut back on the oil in the recipe is to poach the thinly sliced chicken in a little salted water (just enough to barely cover) in the pan or wok for just few few minutes. Drain and set aside. The thinner you slice the chicken the faster it will cook.
You may be tempted to cut back on the sugar, but understand that pad thai sauce is a very delicate balance between sweet ( sugar), salt (fish sauce) and acid (vinegar) . I’ve already lowered the sugar as much as I could, while preserving the balance. That being said, if you are intent on cutting the sugar back, cut back the on the vinegar as well. 🙂
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