Healthy Pad Thai

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A Pad Thai with extra vegetables, sugar-free and a quick-to-make delish sauce. I like to poach the chicken first, for 20 minutes in water infused with 1 sliced lime and 1 chili. Otherwise, you can use diced chicken meat and cook it in the pan.

Healthy Pad Thai

Prep Time4 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time14 minutes
Course: Salad
Servings: 2
Author: Tanya Leyson


  • 500 gm chicken breast poached and roughly torn poached and roughly torn
  • 300 gm pack flat rice noodles
  • 1/4 Wombok, or Chinese Cabbage
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1/2 red capsicum
  • 1/2 green capsicum
  • A handful of fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp dried shrimp
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsp rice malt syrup
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 1/2-1 pcs red chilli
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp ground turmeric


  • In a food processor, shred the carrots, wombok and capsicum and add to a medium bowl.
  • Prepare the rice noodles according to the packet directions.
  • Then make the sauce, combine the rice malt syrup, tamarind paste and fish sauce, and put aside.
  • Heat a large frypan or wok over medium heat, with 2 tbs oil, and add the dried shrimp. Cook for 1 minute then add the grated ginger, spices and spring onions. Cook for 1 minute then add the shredded poached chicken (or diced raw chicken), shredded vegetables and chili, and cook for 3 minutes or until the vegetables are just starting to wilt and soften. If using the raw chicken, cook for 4 minutes, and then add the shredded vegetables.
  • Add the prepared rice noodles and chopped coriander, toss gently with the vegetables, then pour over the sauce. Toss gently for 2 minutes, or until the mixture is well coated in the sauce and the sauce has slightly thickened.
  • Serve immediately!
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Tanya Leyson

Tanya, a Wellness Ambassador, Health Coach, and Hypnotherapist with 15+ years of experience, holds a nutrition degree and coaching certification. She's served private clients, corporate health programs, and collaborated with food companies. Tanya's mission is to foster vibrant health through nutritional advice, stress management, and weight loss strategies. Her "Let’s Get VibrantlyHealthy eCookbook" offers 80+ clean recipes, while "Thriving: Health is Your Greatest Wealth" shares insights from 13 authors. Tanya also provides powerful hypnotherapy tracks for belief reprogramming. As a holistic wellness expert, Tanya is dedicated to helping individuals achieve healthier, more fulfilling lives, offering a wealth of experience and guidance.

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