Chicken Pad Thai. A healthy, homemade, and delicious pad thai recipe that rivals your favorite take out dish.
Chicken Pad Thai has been my go to takeout dish for years. I have always loved the texture of the rice noodles, tanginess of the sauce, and that little bit of nutty crunch from the peanuts! It’s been on my to do list to come up with my own recipe for months and I finally got around to it!
Pad Thai emerged during World War II when the country of Thailand faced a rice shortage due to the war and floods. This prompted the government to encourage consumption of noodles in lieu of rice. Over time “sen chan” (rice noodle) became synonymous with Thailand and pad thai became one of their national dishes.
I’m not super well versed in a variety of Thai dishes, but my love for pad thai has definitely inspired me to want to branch out and try more! In fact one of my favorite parts about food is how it allows us to branch out and explore different cultures through their culinary masterpieces.
What’s your favorite international dish? Let me know in the comments, I’m always looking for exciting new dishes to try!