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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.51 / 5 (189 votes)

Prep time:
25 min, plus soaking
Cook time:
8 min

Heat up your wok and try Ching-He Huang's healthy stir-fry with rice noodles, crisp greens and tender chicken


1. Soak the rice noodles in hot water for 20 minutes until they have softened.

2. Beat the eggs with salt and pepper and heat 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil in a frying pan. Pour in the egg and make a thin omelette - turn it out of the pan and and cut into thin strips. Leave the omelette one side while you make the pad thai.

3. Heat the remaining 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil and fry the garlic and sliced chicken breast until the chicken is barely tender and the garlic is golden.

4. Add the shrimps and spring onions to the panĀ and stir fry for another minute Tip in the drained noodles, peanuts and add the fish sauce, chillies, lemon juice and brown sugar. Stir fry over a high heat for a further minute.

5. Toss in the beanspouts, mangetout and omelette strips, and cook briskly for about 30 seconds more. Season to taste and serve piping hot, garnished with coriander.


  • 300 g rice noodles, thick, dried
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 0.5 tsp ground black pepper
  • 100 g boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 60 g shrimps, cooked
  • 3 small spring onions, shredded
  • 3 tbsp roasted peanuts, coarsely ground
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 3 red chillies, seeds removed, sliced
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 0.5 tsp brown sugar
  • 120 g bean sprouts
  • 50 g mange tout or sugar snap peas, sliced
  • 3 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped

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Latest Comment


Just tried this excellent ! Pressed three rather than four stars and cannot change it. will definately make it again.

IanS44180 IanS44180  Posted 14 Jan 2012 7:36 PM

Saw this made on the TV program, and gave it a try, excellent!

SteveC39704 SteveC39704  Posted 14 Jan 2012 2:38 PM

wonderful. My family loved this as did I. Definitely will comne again another day - soon....

Avakyan Avakyan  Posted 03 Jul 2011 1:53 PM

Very easy, fantastic tasting recipe. Will definitely be cooking regularly!

SandraT71482 SandraT71482 Posted 18 May 2011 10:58 PM

Really easy and absolutely scrummy

AllTheFoodGroups AllTheFoodGroups Posted 26 Jan 2011 10:41 AM

Lovely dish and so easy to prepare

JayneM46646 JayneM46646 Posted 15 May 2010 3:24 PM

This is a simple an easy recipe and I replace the noodles by dry tagiatelle, still nice.

koomilaG68271 koomilaG68271 Posted 04 May 2010 11:11 PM

this obsolutely great kind of noodles i had search.wonderful recipes.

beaA49597 beaA49597 Posted 16 Apr 2010 5:29 AM

Simple and quick. Delicious.

NickM15416 NickM15416 Posted 03 Mar 2010 8:50 PM

Simple and quick. Delicious.

NickM15416 NickM15416 Posted 03 Mar 2010 8:50 PM

I have made this dish from other recipes - next time Chicken is up for Stir Fry I will give it a 'go' - gave 3 stars because some of the ingrediants differed and look interesting - will comment further when I have actually cooked this dish

patsone patsone Posted 14 Jul 2009 3:08 AM