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Chicken Pad Thai

Chicken Pad Thai

Recipe By Gluten Free Journey
Chicken Pad Thai was a regular on our weekly menu before our Celiac Disease diagnosis. It’s quick to make, yet packs in so much flavour and nutrition. It’s back in our household thanks to this gluten-free and soy-free recipe.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons tamari *gluten free
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey *watch for gluten
  • ½ cup shallots diced
  • 1 cup carrots spiralized or julienned
  • 2 cup broccoli chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 1 package rice noodles *gluten free
  • ¼ cup peanuts unsalted & crushed
  • 1 lime quartered
  • ½ cup green onion diced


  • Lightly season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken and cook until it is fully cooked through and juices run clear.
  • Remove the chicken from pan and allow it to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the water, vinegar, tamari, peanut butter, and honey.
  • Return the sliced chicken to your skillet over low heat.
  • Add the broccoli, carrots, and rice noodles.
  • Pour the sauce over top and toss to coat.
  • Divide the pad thai between 4 plates and garnish each serving with crushed peanuts and green onion.
  • Serve with lime wedges for squeezing on more flavour.


Vegan Option: This pad thai recipe is made without fish sauce, easy to adapt to strictly vegan needs. Substitute 1 (16-ounce) package extra-firm tofu for the chicken. Dice it into ¾-inch cubes before sauteing it in the olive oil until lightly golden on all sides. Also, substitute agave nectar or your favourite vegan sweetener for honey substitution.

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3 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    This tastes just like our favourite Thai restaurant! I need to mention that I added 1 tablespoon of peanut butter to the sauce. It was perfect!

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