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Skinnyfied Chicken Pad Thai

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Look on the menu of any Thai restaurant and you’ll see Pad Thai.  It’s Thailand’s most well known noodle dish.  It’s typically made with cooked rice noodles, chicken, tofu, or shrimp, crushed peanuts, bean sprouts, garlic and egg, all stir fried together in a sauce.  My version has chicken and still incorporates all the other ingredients. I’ve made it skinnier by using only 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, egg whites and boneless, skinless, chicken breasts.  For a bit of spice, I’ve added red pepper flakes.  Each serving has 392 calories, 9 grams of fat and 9 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.  A typical restaurant serving has about 630 calories and 26 grams of fat. Don’t be surprised if it becomes one of your most requested Asian style dishes to make.  My husband loves it so much we recently had it three days in a row!

Prep Tip: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes


Ingredients for Pad Thai:

8 ounces rice noodles, see shopping tip

¼ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

3 tablespoon fresh lime juice, about 2 limes

3 tablespoons brown sugar

3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar or rice vinegar, see shopping tip

½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

Cooking spray, I used olive oil spray

1 pound boneless, skinless, chicken breast or tenders, cut into bite-size strips

6 cloves garlic, (about 2 tablespoons) minced

2 egg whites

1 tablespoon sesame oil or any vegetable oil, see shopping tip

1½ cup bean sprouts

¼ cup green onions, sliced


Ingredients for Topping:

¼ cup peanuts, chopped, optional

¼ cup green onions, sliced

Red pepper flakes


Instructions

1. Fill a large pot half way with water and bring to a boil.  Remove from heat and stir in noodles.  Let stand for 8 minutes.  Drain and rinse in cold water.  Set aside.

2. In a small bowl, mix together the chicken broth, lime juice, brown sugar, rice vinegar, and red pepper flakes.  Set aside.

3. Coat a large nonstick pan with cooking spray.  Add chicken and cook over medium-high heat for 3 minutes.  Stir often.  Add garlic and continue to cook and stir for about 2-3 minutes until chicken is no longer pink.  Transfer to a plate or bowl and set aside.

4. Coat the pan again with cooking spray.  Add the egg whites and scramble until cooked.  Remove from pan and set aside.

5. In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil over medium-high heat.  Add drained noodles and sprouts.  Cook and stir for 2 minutes.  Add the chicken broth mixture, cooked chicken and egg whites.  Continue to cook and stir for 1-2 minutes until hot.

6. Divide Pad Thai among 5 bowls or plates.  Top each with a little peanuts (optional) and green onions.  Add a very little amount of red pepper flakes to each or let everybody add their own, if desired.

Makes 5 servings (each serving about 1½ cups)


Food Fact

Many restaurants let diners choose how hot their food is by asking how many stars they’d like it to be (one star being on the milder side).  In a Thai restaurant, those who like fiery food can add more heat by adding a famous Asian chili sauce called Sriracha.  I’m using red pepper flakes to add some heat.


Shopping Tips

I bought a box of Thai Kitchen’s Stir-Fry Rice Noodles.  All Asian noodles can be found in the Asian section of the supermarket.  Be sure to buy rice noodles.

Small bottles of sesame oil can be found in the Asian section.  I like toasted sesame oil, but any sesame oil will work or vegetable oil, such as canola.  Trader Joe’s also carries toasted sesame oil.

Seasoned rice vinegar can also be found in the same Asian section or where vinegars are sold.


Prep Tip

This dish is much easier to cook if you gather all the ingredients and do the prep work first.  Once ready to stir fry, it will come together very quickly!

 

Weight Watchers (old points) 8
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS
(If you leave off the peanut topping)
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS
11 (if you add the peanut topping)

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (each serving about 1½ cups and includes peanut topping
392 calories, 9g fat, 27g protein, 56g carbs, 2g fiber, 421mg sodium, 14g sugar
FAT FACTS: for 1 serving made with full fat ingredients
630 calories, 26g fat, 36g protein, 65g carbs, 3g fiber, 949mg sodium, 15g sugar

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15 Responses to “Skinnyfied Chicken Pad Thai”

  1. Kim @ Incandescent Blue Flame Says:

    This looks great! I’ve bookmarked it and I plan to make it soon!

  2. Tiff Says:

    I had been looking for a good way to slim this dish down. Thanks!

    Glad I stumbled upon your blog. :)

  3. admin Says:

    Thanks Tiff. Hope you like it!

  4. Barbara Says:

    Yum!
    Used prawns instead of chicken and doubled the liquid as it would have come out too dry for our taste. Also, instead of peanuts used dry PB2. Delish and we’ll make it again.

  5. admin Says:

    Barbara, using prawns and your additions sound great. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Diane Balch Says:

    I love pad thai and I would have never guessed that the restaurant version was so high in calories. Thank you so much for sharing your healthier recipe with us on foodie friday.

  7. admin Says:

    My great pleasure Diane. Thanks for hosting another great party! With best wishes, Nancy
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  9. admin Says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my Skinnyfied Chicken Pad Thai.
    I hope everyone enjoys it!
    All the best,
    Nancy

  10. Ros Garrett Says:

    When you say chicken broth, are you talking about a clear soup or a chicken stock cube dissolved in boiling water?

  11. admin Says:

    Ros, I’m talking about a reduced-sodium chicken broth from a can, not cubes.

  12. Jill Says:

    Had never made this before. Simply.Delish!! Thanks so much for ALL of your wonderful skinnified recipes… I really can’t remember one that I didn’t think was (at LEAST) better-than-average. It is great to be able to eat wonderful tasting food without the guilt. Again, thank you!

  13. admin Says:

    Thanks so much Kim…You made my day!!!
    I’m thrilled you’ve been enjoying my recipes.
    Have fun!
    With my very best wishes,
    Nancy

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    Thank you so much for including my Skinny Chicken Pad Thai in your yummy collection!

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