Pad Thai Chicken with broiled lime

Pad Thai Chicken

  • Author: Christine
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Thai


Pad Thai Chicken that is so flavorful you will banish the take-out menus forever!  Moist chunks of savory chicken, tender red pepper rings and creamy noodles bathed in a velvety soy sauce vinaigrette will have your mouth watering from start to tangy finish. It’s even better made ahead!



  • 16 ounce linguine noodles
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 red pepper, stemmed, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed, seeded and chopped
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup unsalted chopped peanuts
  • Extra chopped peanuts, sliced green onions and lime wedges for garnish (optional)


  1. Heat a large pot of salted, boiling water. Cook linguine noodles according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1 cup of pasta water.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, chili sauce, garlic, ginger and juice from the lime. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add red pepper  and jalapeno and cook until tender, 4-5 minutes. Remove from the skillet.
  4. Heat second tablespoon of oil (if needed) in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, turning until all sides are golden brown and chicken is cooked thru, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add noodles and sauce to the skillet and toss to coat. Fold in the peppers. green onions and peanuts. Cook 2 minutes.
  6. Serve with extra sliced green onions, chopped peanuts and lime wedges.


For crispy chicken, coat the chicken pieces in cornstarch before frying.

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