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Josh and I LOVE Pad Thai. We usually get it from Pei Wei when we have a date night or are just feeling like some Pad Thai take out. One evening I was getting the kids ready for bed and Josh went to go pick up our order. Josh walked in the door and immediately said “I might have given your food to a homeless man.” I started to laugh at first, until I realized he was serious. Let me tell you, I’m NOT a nice, hungry person.
So my first thought was “You mean you gave YOUR food to a homeless man.” Then after an astonished “Are you KIDDING me?” I realized how blessed I am to have a husband who was willing to face the wrath of his hungry wife to help someone else. Josh’s order of Pad Thai and the egg rolls we ordered were more than enough for the both of us and it was nice to know that Josh had helped someone who most certainly needed the food more than we did.
As much as I love Pei Wei, it’s probably not the easiest on the pocketbook to run for take out, every time I get a hankering for Pad Thai, so I was really happy when I was cruising through Pinterest and found this recipe for Pad Thai from Brownies For Dinner. I was hoping it would be just as good as it looked and it was! Here’s the recipe…
Chicken Pad Thai
Adapted from Brownies For Dinner
1 lb of boneless, skinless chicken (I used a mix of chicken breast and thighs)
4 eggs, scrambled
5 green onions, chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/3 cup lime juice
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon chili powder (more if you like it spicier)
16 oz of dry, flat rice noodles
1/4 cup chopped, salted peanuts (optional)
Boil noodles for 4-5 minutes until noodles are done, but still firm. Drain and set aside.
In a large skillet with a bit of oil, scramble your 4 eggs and season with salt and pepper, set aside. Chop chicken into bite size pieces, in same skillet you cooked the eggs in add your chicken, 2 green onions, 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic and salt and pepper to taste. Cook through. While chicken is cooking, whisk together 3 green onions, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, lime juice, soy sauce, brown sugar and chili powder. Add about 1/4 of your mixture to the chicken, when chicken is finished, remove from skillet and set aside. Place noodles in the skillet with a touch of oil and add the rest of your soy sauce mixture to the noodles. Once noodles have been incorporated with the sauce, add chicken and scrambled eggs. Cook on medium/low until ingredients are mixed well. Top with chopped peanuts and enjoy!
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This sounds so good! I would be a hungry angry lady too, but that is super kind of him. I yelled at my husband once for paying for some ladies gas when we were filling up in California on our way to family’s house for Thanksgiving. The attendants inside said she is there every day bugging people for gas, & told us specifically not to giver her any money, but my dork of a husband still did. He got an earful for like the next half hour in the car.
Thanks Amber! It did take me a couple moments to appreciate what he had done. 🙂
He sure made someone happy that day, poor homeless guy!.. and that’s the most important thing. There’s an oriental saying, among many more..that we should make at least ONE person happy everyday and your hubby did just that! My hubby has done things like that many times and I’ve never got angry about it, as is his choise to be generous. I would get furious with him, if his choise was to be mean!! He once had paid an old lady, who became widow; her rent for a year..(I didn’t know it, as we didn’t have much money ourselves either, we were just married!) I love the recipe, sounds and looks great! Hope you come by my post where I’m showing your recipe for: Lemon Yogurt Cake..it came out terrific, very yummy!! Hugs,
Thank you Fabby! I’m so glad you enjoyed the cake! Your post looks amazing!
That looks delicious!!
I was looking for links to your Social Media pages (Facebook.Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest) because I would love to follow you, but couldn’t find any! Would you mind shooting me an email with the links!
Hi Lorie! Thanks! We are in the process of redoing our social media buttons (we aren’t very computer literate. :-)) They are up on the right hand side kind of spread out, pinterest is http://pinterest.com/rvrtnhousewives/, our twitter is @rvrtnhousewives and our facebook is https://www.facebook.com/RivertonHousewives. We don’t have an instagram yet. 🙂 Thanks so much for following us!!
I have been making something similar with both shrimp and chicken. My family LOVES it. We hardly ever have leftovers. I like it better than getting it at a restaurant…Yum!
Thank you Reba! Much better and CHEAPER than going to a restaurant!! 🙂
Wow this looks amazing! I have made different recipe before and it was a completely fail. Thanks for sharing.
BTW were do you find the noodles? I have looked at Harmans and Walmart neither have them, so I got some at an asian market and they stayed hard. I tried boiling and just letting them sit in water…neither worked. (the directions are another language)
Thank you so much! The noodles I found were at Fresh Market, which is an Associated Foods store…so maybe try Albertsons, Fresh Market, or Smiths. The brand I got was A Taste Of Thai. I’ve heard you can also use fettuccine noodles, but I haven’t tried that yet.
Ooooh….this looks so good. And, I love the table cloth you have it on. Great picture. ♥
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Thank you Sinea! The fabric is from Hobby Lobby! I LOVE it too!! 🙂