|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 15g||20%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||12%|
|Total Carbohydrate 62g||22%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||14%|
|Total Sugars 3g|
|Vitamin C 16mg||80%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Pad See Ew is a delicious Thai noodle dish made with flat, wide rice noodles fried in soy sauce with meat, egg, and vegetables. This recipe for pad see ew calls for strips of chicken and broccoli, Chinese broccoli (also known as gai lan) or bok choy. While pad see ew can also be made with dried rice noodles, it's traditionally made with fresh—look for fresh, wide rice noodles that come compressed in a package at your local Asian food store (in the refrigerated section).
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"This Chicken Pad See Ew was delicious. I used about 1 pound of chicken breasts for the recipe, and it was perfect. Stir-frying in a wok was excellent for that many noodles. The instructions were easy to follow and we loved the flavors." —Diana Rattray
3/4 to 1 pound chicken breasts, or thighs, cut into strips
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 to 3 tablespoons sherry, or cooking sherry
2 cups Chinese broccoli, ends trimmed and thick stalks cut into 2-inch lengths, or broccoli, cut into small florets, or baby bok choy, leaves separated
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 large egg
2 pounds fresh wide rice noodles
Thai chili sauce, for serving
1/2 cup fresh coriander, for serving
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon brown sugar
For Stir-Fry Sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/3 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or 1 to 2 teaspoons Thai chili sauce
1 teaspoon brown sugar, optional
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Mix together the marinade ingredients and pour it over the chicken. Stir well and set aside to marinate while you prepare the other ingredients.
Combine stir-fry sauce ingredients together in a cup and set near the stove.
Heat a wok or very large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil and swirl around, then add the garlic. Stir-fry 30 seconds to release the fragrance.
Add the marinated chicken and stir-fry 5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked. When wok/pan becomes too dry, add a little sherry (1 tablespoon at a time) to keep ingredients frying nicely.
Add the vegetables and continue stir-frying 1 to 2 minutes, or until vegetables have slightly softened but are still bright green. Add 1 more tablespoon sherry when pan becomes dry.
Push ingredients to the side. Add another 2 teaspoons oil, then crack the egg into this space.
Quickly stir-fry to scramble the egg.
Add the noodles and pour the stir-fry sauce over.
Using 2 utensils and a gentle tossing-type motion, stir-fry everything together until noodles are a consistent color and have softened (about 2 to 3 minutes). Avoid over-frying your noodles or they will break and turn soggy.
Taste-test the noodles for salt. Add more fish sauce until desired taste is achieved. If too salty, add more lime juice. To serve, gently lift noodles onto a platter and top with fresh coriander. Serve with Thai chili sauce on the side.
How to Store
- Refrigerate leftover pad see ew in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
- Reheat pad see ew in the microwave or in a saucepan or wok with a small amount of broth or water. It should reach a temperature of 165 F, the FDA recommended minimum safe temperature for leftovers.
- If your fresh rice noodles come compressed together, take some time to separate them. It's best not to perfectly separate them. Leaving them clumped into 2 or 3 noodles will mean less breakage.
- Also, it helps to leave the fresh rice noodles out of the refrigerator for a few hours beforehand or to open the packet and microwave them a few seconds. Getting a helper to assist you with this task makes it much faster and easier.
- If using dried rice noodles, use 1 pound—the noodles should be flat and as wide as possible. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Remove from heat and dunk in the noodles. Soak noodles until they have softened but are still firm (a little firmer than ' al dente'). Drain and rinse with cold water, then follow the recipe as written.
What Is the Difference Between Regular and Dark Soy Sauce?
Dark soy sauce is used primarily for its dark color, which comes from a longer fermentation process. It may be replaced with regular soy sauce.