Chicken Pad See Ew

I’m a sucker for anything with rice noodles. I really really like rice noodles. I am eternally thankful that white rice and therefore rice noodles are an acceptable paleo cheat, to have occasionally. I found this recipe in my cook book choice of the moment: Russ Crandall’s The Ancestral Table, and made it for James and I on Friday night. It is a great Friday night comfort meal/takeaway replacement; equally tasty and far healthier. I added lots of extra vegetables because I can never resist extra veg, especially of the stir fry variety.

Chicken Pad See Ew

Ingredients: (Serves 2)

  • 2 portions of rice noodles
  • 1 tbsp of fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp of tamari (gluten free soy sauce)
  • 2 tbsp of coconut palm sugar
  • 1 tsp of chinese cooking wine
  • 1 tsp of shrimp paste (I decided not to add this because I didn’t have any/ don’t eat seafood)
  • 0.5 tsp of white pepper
  • 3 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 chicken thighs, sliced thinly
  • 2 pak choi, roughly chopped
  • A bunch of asparagus, chopped into 2 inch pieces
  • A handful of mangetout
  • A handful of tender stem broccoli
  • A handful of spring onions, chopped
  • 1 medium green chili, finely chopped


  1. Soak the noodles in warm water for half an hour, then just before you are ready to serve, soak them in boiling water for 30 seconds then drain.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the fish sauce, tamari, coconut palm sugar, cooking wine, (shrimp paste) and white pepper, stir well. Set aside, this is the sauce.
  3. Add 1 tbsp of the coconut oil to a wok and warm it on a medium heat. Add the egg and using a spatula, stir occasionally until cooked and then scramble it. Place the egg in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. Add the rest of the coconut oil (2 tbsp) and turn the heat up. Add the garlic and cook for ~20s until it starts to brown.
  5. Add the chicken and stir fry for about 5 minutes, until it is mostly cooked through. About 4 minutes in, add 1 tbsp of the sauce.
  6. Add the vegetables and continue to stir fry until the vegetables begin to wilt but still have some crunch. At this point, place the noodles in the boiling water.
  7. Add the noodles and sauce, and stir.
  8. After a minute, add the egg and chili, stir through and then serve.

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