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AUTHENTIC PAD THAI

with Chicken


Active Time : 45 Minutes
Total Time : 45 Minutes
Serves : 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 18 clean paper towels
  • 1 12.3 ounce package extra firm tofu (12.3 ounce)
  • 8 ounces Asian style rice noodles
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts very thinly sliced
  • 1 1/4 32 ounce cups reduced sodium chicken broth (32 ounce)
  • 1/3 cup fish sauce
  • 1/3 cup tamarind concentrate or fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce
  • 5 tablespoons pure peanut oil divided
  • 3 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts rinsed
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts
  • - lime wedges

DIRECTIONS

Place 3 paper towels, folded in half, in a shallow dish. Place tofu on paper towels. Cover with 3 more paper towels, folded in half. Firmly press down on tofu to remove excess liquid. Remove paper towels and repeat process, placing a heavy bowl or other weight on top of towels, pressing down on tofu. Let stand 15 minutes. Repeat with remaining 6 paper towels for 15 minutes.

Place noodles in a large bowl; cover with very hot tap water. Soak noodles according to package directions for stir-frying, about 25-30 minutes (do not cook). Drain.

Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine corn starch, sesame oil and salt. Add chicken; toss to coat. Set aside. In medium bowl, combine chicken broth, fish sauce, tamarind, brown sugar and chile garlic sauce; mix until well combined. Set aside.

Remove tofu from paper towels; slice and set aside. Have remaining ingredients prepped, measured and ready to go.

In wok or large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons peanut oil over high heat. When shimmering, add chicken; stir-fry until cooked through. Remove from wok to a bowl; set aside.

Add 1 tablespoon oil to wok. Add sliced tofu and cook until lightly browned, turning occasionally. Remove to bowl with chicken. Add 1 tablespoon oil to wok; add eggs and green onions; stir-fry until eggs are just set, breaking up. Remove to bowl with chicken and tofu. Wipe out any cooked on egg from wok.

Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to wok; when hot add fish sauce mixture and drained noodles. Cook, tossing occasionally, until the noodles have completely absorbed the liquid and are sizzling and glossy (about 5-6 minutes).

Add chicken, tofu, scrambled eggs, bean sprouts and cilantro; toss to combine. Remove from heat and serve. Garnish with peanuts and lime wedges.