Speedy chicken pad thai

Create a delicious pad thai this week using leftovers from our one-pan peanut butter chicken. It’s the perfect recipe to prep for when you’re short on time.



Note: + 10 mins soaking time



  • 2 tbs kecap manis
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 200g dried rice stick noodles
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 carrot, peeled, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 bunch choy sum, quartered lengthways
  • 1/2 quantity shredded peanut butter chicken, thawed if frozen (see recipe below)
  • 1 spring onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs, lightly whisked
  • Bean sprouts, to serve



Combine the kecap manis, lemon juice and fish sauce in a small jug. Place the noodles in a large heatproof bowl and pour over enough boiling water to cover. Set aside for 8-10 mins or until tender. Drain well.


Meanwhile, heat half of the oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add carrot and stir-fry for 2 mins or until almost tender. Add choy sum and stir-fry for 1 min. Transfer to a plate.


Heat remaining oil in the wok or pan. Add chicken and spring onion and stir-fry for 5 mins or until the chicken is charred and heated through. Add the noodles and egg and stir-fry for 30 secs or until the egg is just set. Return the choy sum mixture to the pan with the kecap manis mixture. Stir-fry for 30 secs or until combined.


Divide the noodle mixture and bean sprouts among serving bowls. 

Serve with lemon wedges and coriander sprigs

Dietary information


One-pan peanut butter chicken 

This pad thai recipe is made using leftovers from our One-Pan Peanut Butter Chicken. Make a big batch of this base recipe first, then freeze or twist the leftovers to make this speedy pad thai. If you prefer not to use the base recipe, try making this pad thai with shredded meat from a Coles Hot Roast RSPCA Approved Chicken instead.

Nutrition Information

Per Serve

Energy: 4004kJ/958 Cals (46%)

Protein: 46g (92%)

Fat: 56g (80%)

Sat fat: 15g (63%)

Carb: 66g (21%)

Sugar: 12g (13%)

Fibre: 5g (17%)

Sodium: 449mg (22%)

Check ingredient labels to make sure they meet your specific dietary requirements and always consult a health professional before changing your diet. View dietary information here.